Pastel Reflections by Christine Mikesell-Bidwell

CALENDAR FOR SEASON 2018/2019 -  NOV 4 DODIE BALLANTINE IN NEW YORK, DEC 2 WINTER POTLUCK, JAN 6 REPETITIVE ART CHALLENGE, FEB 10 DEMO WITH JUDE TOLAR, MARCH 3 KATHY HOWARD IN RUSSIA, APRIL 7 OPEN, MAY 5 OPEN (CINCO DE MAYO). NO MTGS JUNE-AUGUST.  ALL MTGS BEGIN AT 1:00 P.M.  SEE BELOW AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE FOR ADDRESS AND MAP.


COME ALONG! TO THE NATIONAL ARTS CLUB, for the Pastel Society of America’s Big Event, Enduring Brilliance.    I have room in my sidecar to take you along (and no plane fare!) - at the Nov 4th APAA meeting.

After years of trying to get in the show, I’d like to share the experience with you. Applying, shipping, fees, (the technical stuff)….enjoy seeing the show, the gorgeous Arts Club, rub shoulders with attendees who you’ll recognize. Then you’ll get to be the juror to see who YOU would give the awards to.               Hope you come along!           Dodie Ballantine


TAKE THE ART CHALLENGE AND PAINT A PAINTING FOR THE JANUARY MEETING.
THE CHALLENGE FOR JANUARY WILL BE REPETITION.  Repetition refers to an object, shape, color, or motif repeated throughout the painting.  Often this is linked with RHYTHM.  The repetitive shapes move your eye around the painting.  

The following definition was taken from the website of flyeschool.com.  See their website for additional info.
Repetition, Rhythm and Pattern.Repeating art elements in regular or cyclical fashion to create interest, movement, and/or harmony and unity. Rhythms can be random, regular, alternating, flowing, and progressive. Classes of pattern include mosaics, lattices, spirals, meanders, waves, symmetry and fractals, among others.   
Repetition - Repeated use of a shape, color, or other art element or design in a work can help unify different parts into a whole. The repetition might be limited to only an instance or two: not enough to create a pattern or rhythm, but enough to cause a visual echo and reinforce or accent certain aspects of the work.

Rhythm - When motifs or elements are repeated, alternated, or otherwise arranged, the intervals between them or how they overlap can create rhythm and a sense of movement. In Visual Rhythm, design motifs become the beats. Rhythms can be broadly categorized as random, regular, alternating, flowing, and progressive.  Random Rhythm - Groupings of similar motifs or elements that repeat with no regularity create a random rhythm. Pebble beaches, the fall of snow, fields of clover, herds of cattle, and traffic jams all demonstrate random rhythms.   Any questions... email Liz at liztration@cox.net.  

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MEMBERS AND GUESTS:  OUR NEXT MEETING ON NOV 4TH WILL BE A SLIDE SHOW BY DODIE BALLANTINE ON ENTERING THE PSA SHOW AND GOING TO THE SHOW IN NEW YORK.    SEE BELOW ON THIS PAGE FOR LOCATION AND MAP.

APAA DISTINGUISHED PASTELLIST    CLICK ON THE ARTIST'S NAME BELOW TO VIEW THE WORK OF APAA'S DISTINGUISHED PASTELISTS.  THESE ARTISTS HAVE MET 3 OR MORE ARTISTIC REQUIREMENTS WHICH INCLUDE BEING PUBLISHED, TEACHING WORKSHOPS, RECEIVING NATIONAL AWARDS, BEING FEATURED IN AN ART GALLERY, OR RECEIVING A MASTER CIRCLE AWARD FROM THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PASTEL SOCIETIES (IAPS).

CHERI SAFFRO-DISTINGUISHED ARTIST

LIZ KENYON - DISTINGUISHED ARTIST

CHRISTINE DEBROSKY - DISTINGUISHED ARTIST

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WORKSHOPS FOR MEMBERS AND GUESTS:  CLICK ON EVENTS:WORKSHOPS TO REGISTER AND PAY.  

OCT 31, NOV 1 & NOV 2  FIGURE WORKSHOP WITH ALLEN GARNS.  Total cost of $275.  YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THE DEPOSIT AND ALSO THE FINAL PAYMENT.  

FEB 7 - 9  FRESH FLOWERS WORKSHOP WITH JUDE TOLAR.  Total cost of $300. YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THE DEPOSIT AND ALSO THE FINAL PAYMENT. CLICK ON EVENTS ABOVE.

APAA 2018 FALL MEMBER SHOW AT THE SCOTTSDALE ARTIST'S SCHOOL, OCTOBER 19 THROUGH NOV 3RD.
Contact sharon.frey@gmail.com for more information about a specific painting.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS ARE:  Joanne Agostinelli, Barbara Bagan, Janis Barrett, Christine Mikesell-Bidwell, Gary Binder, Laura Black, Lin Boucher, Donna Branson, Rob Burgheimer, Sandy Burke, Fred Davenport, Christine Debrosky, Jann Dials, Elena Eros, Allan Frey, Sharon Frey, Diane Greeneich, Patti Hagan, John Heckman, Jean Hildebrant, Kathy Howard, Ken Keith, Liz Kenyon, Barb Lang, Maggie Larsen, Barb McGuire, Nancy King Mertz, Ronda Millea, Gretchen Olberding, Peggy Orbon, Rich Orbon, Sandra Ortega, Judy Pechur, Jo-Anne Pion, Judy Quimby, Chris Roche, Rita Romero, Cheri Saffro, Adriana Scassellati, Jean Smith, Bobbie Stearn, Nori Thorne, Judy Wegenast, Larry Westmorland, Steve Yancy.

                        

ARIZONA PASTEL ARTISTS ASSOCIATION 2ND ANNUAL OPEN NATIONAL EXHIBITION IN SEDONA, AZ  
MARCH 28 - APRIL 10, 2018 AT THE SEDONA ART CENTER, 15 ART BARN ROAD, LOWER GALLERY, SEDONA, AZ
JURORS TONY ALLAIN AND ANNE HEVENER          JUDGE OF AWARDS AARON SCHUERR

Participating Artists are:  Sharon Adamy, Joanne Agostinelli, Luc Amatouri, Barbara Bagan, Dodie Ballantine, Janis Barrett, Gary Binder, Laura Black, Laetitia Borden, Lin Boucher, Donna Branson, Sandy Burke, Tom Christopher, Victoria Cole, Fred Davenport, Christine Debrosky, Carol Degregory, Pamela Delay, Audrey Dulmes, Patricia Duncan, Rita Elkins, Elena Eros, Diane Fechenbach, Z. Feng, Sharon Frey, Allan Frey, Mary Fuscaldo, Allen Garns, Donna Gross, Sarah Hamingson, Linda Harrison-Parsons, John Heckman, Jean Hildebrant, Amanda Houston, Kathy Howard, Katherine Irish, Christine Ivers, Ruth Jablow, Kathleen Janda, Becky Johnson, Kenneth Keith, Elizabeth Kenyon, Margaret Larlham, Anna Lisa Leal, Sheldon Marks, Marilee Means, Nancie King Mertz, Christine Mikesell-Bidwell, Ronda Millea, Eve Miller, Nancy Misek, Paul Monska, Rene Mullis, Juanita Nelson, Karen O'Brien, Gretchen Olberding, Peggy Orbon, Rich Orbon, Sandra Ortega, Gary Ozias, Carolyn Parker, Janet Patterson, Judy Pechur, Johanne Pion, Judy Quimby, Don Rantz, Jane E Robbins, Rita Romero, Cheri Saffro, Adriana Scassallati, William Schneider, Keith Shallcross, Tracey Sirbello, Diane Stolz, Nori Thorne, Jude Tolar, Marjorie VanDormolen, Anu Vedagiri, Dug Waggoner, Kathy Weiler, Marilyn Wightman, Steven Yancy

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FOR ALL APAA MEMBERS... A SPECIAL LINK TO THE TOPICS PRESENTED BY MITCH ALBALA IN OUR FEBRUARY CLASSES ON COMPOSITION, COLOR, AND ABSTRACT.  

HERE IS THE LINK.... YOU MUST HAVE A PASSWORD TO CONTINUE... CONTACT sharon.frey@gmail.com for the password.

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President - Sharon Frey  sharon.frey@gmail.com

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