The Piedmont Pastel Society, a non-profit organization, was established in 2007. Our goal is to promote and provide educational opportunities for our members; to enhance community awareness and appreciation of the value and beauty of soft pastels; and to connect individual artists in our region.
We welcome pastel artists from beginner to advanced. Members experience a creative environment for learning and sharing in art demonstrations, membership exhibitions, plein air outings, and workshops. Our programs and socials provide channels for networking, communication, and friendship.
2016 Statewide Pastel Exhibition
On Common Ground
Hickory Museum of Art - May 21 - August 21
Elizabeth Mowry, PSA - Juror
Lily Pads by Maggie Whitney - 2015 Grand Prize Winner
Congratulations to our PPS members invited to this Exhibition
Woodland Edge - Along The Fenceline
Happy Camper - In From the Outback
Twilight through the Mist
Keffer Oak - Hold On There!
Full English Breakfast, Burford, Cotswold, England
The Pony Warriors: After Battle
Sweet Dreams - Early Dance
Requiem in Blue - Soulful Blues
Valley Ridge (Diptych) - Climbing Vine
ARTIST OF THE MONTH ~ Jeannie Gilland - April winner for 2016 PPS art calendar
Jeannie is a native Charlottean. She graduated from Converse College in Spartanburg, SC and after working in the computer field for many years, she pursued art studies at Queens University in Charlotte, NC. At Queens, she studied with Melanie Longshore and Carmella Jarvi and has also studied with Miriam Durkin. She has attended pastel workshops with Susan Ogilvie, Terry Ludwig, Greg Biolchini, LIz Haywood Sullivan, and Barbara Jaenicke.
Jeannie's work was juried into the 2014, 2015, and 2016 NC Statewide Pastel Exhibition.
She has exhibited at the Piedmont Pastel Society Member Exhibition since 2006, winning the month of October in the PPS's 1st Annual Art Calendar Exhibition in 2013, and the month of April in 2015. Jeannie has also exhibited at The Associated Artists of Southport Summer Regional Show and in 2014, won the Fred Fischer Memorial Award.
She is a founding board member of the Piedmont Pastel Society. Jeannie enjoys painting stil life and close up studies of plants, trees, and flowers.
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The Piedmont Pastel Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization