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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.


Upcoming events

26 Aug 2017 1:30 PM • 123 E. McDowell St., Matthews, NC 28105
02 Oct 2017 7:30 AM • The Cornwell Center, 2001 Selwyn Ave., Charlotte NC 28207
04 Oct 2017 9:00 AM • The Cornwell Center, 2001 Selwyn Ave. Charlotte, NC 28207


We encourage members to join 

The Pastel Society of America


click on the logo for more information

on this prestigious organization

and how to join


As a member of the 

Piedmont Pastel Society, 

included as one of your benefits, is a membership to the 




Click on the logo for more information on your membership to IAPS


 

We welcome pastel artists from beginner to advanced. Members experience a creative environment for learning and sharing in art demonstrations, membership exhibitions, plein aire outings, and workshops. Our programs and socials provide channels for networking, communication, and friendship.



Register Now!!

3-Day Workshop with Tom Christopher, Oct. 4-6

tomchistopherartist.com


Click here to register





Featured Artist ~ Marilyn Dwyer - 2nd Place Winner at the 2017 Statewide Exhibition



Originally from Mobile, Marilyn was captivated with the

beauty and heritage of East Tennessee while visiting PlumNelly, 

an outdoor art show. After graduating from Auburn with a BFA, 

she moved to the area and still works as a graphic designer.

Five years ago she returned to the fine arts when studio space, 

shared with other artists, became available nearby.


She spends as much time as possible drawing and painting

at Studio 212 in Maryville, Tennessee where she also teaches 

beginning and intermediate drawing. Her charcoal and pastel work 

reflects a graphic arts background, with strong compositions 

and a contemporary style.

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I love to draw. I am intrigued by the amount of information a simple line can convey.  

Subject matter isn’t of primary importance to me at this time. I find myself saying, “I want to draw that”, 

whether it’s an old barn or a bunch of bananas. My challenge now is to get comfortable with color 

and add a more expressive quality to my work.


I met the PPS artists when I attended the Dawn Emerson workshop in October, 2015.

I am forever thankful for the generosity, encouragment and friendship. 

What a wonderful supportive environment you have created! 

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MAY 2017

NC StateWIDE JURIED Pastel Exhibition

2nd place, Springbrook Road 


Fall 2016

Roadside View • UT FARMS & MORE

Denso Gallery, Clayton Center for the Arts, Maryville

Nine Charcoal and Pastel Drawings and Paintings



Latest News: Be sure to click on the NEWS link above to view the most recent events for PPS and our members!


The Piedmont Pastel Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization


Address: Charlotte, NC, USA

Phone: 704-340-7274

Email: piedmontpastelsociety@gmail.org  

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