Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Bill Creevy

Congratulations to our first honorary member. It has been officially announced that Bill Creevy was selected to be the 2011 inductee into the PSA Pastel Hall of Fame. This honor is awarded to only one artist each year in recognition of outstanding artistic merit and lifetime achievement in the field of pastel painting.
What a wonderful honor.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Congratulations to Tatiana Myers!!!

Tatiana's oil pastel paintng "Iris Garden" is a finalist of International Artist Magazine "Flowers and Gardens" #62 art challenge/competition. This will be published in International Artist issue #78 April/May 2011. What a great boon for oil pastels and this is the second time an oil pastel has made finalist. Congrats, Tatiana.....

Saturday, February 12, 2011


Here is information about the Artists Magazine's annual competition.          

The Artist's Magazine's                  
28th Annual Art competition                 

5 First Place Awards: $2,500 each 
5 Second Place Awards: $1,250 each
5 Third Place Awards: $750 each
15 Honorable Mentions: $100 each

Nine finalists will be featured in “Competition Spotlight” inThe Artist’s Magazine; twelve finalists will be featured in “Artist of the Month” on our website; the works of twelve finalists will be offered on our website as desktop wallpaper. All winners and finalists will receive a certificate suitable for framing.
Winners will be featured and finalists’ names published in the December 2011 issue of The        Artist’s Magazine.
For more information aboutTHE STUDENT/BEGINNER DIVISION
please visit http://www.artistsmagazine.com

PLUS—all award winners and honorable mentions receive a 1-year membership to NorthLight VIP Program.

Compete and Win in 5 Categories!
All entries must be postmarked no later than April 15, 2011.

Visit http://www.artistsmagazine.com for complete guidelines and to enter online.

Interview with Stephanie Neely

Great interview with one of our signature members. Stephanie talks about her art and how she got started.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Congrats to Anita Gersch

Anita's painting of the dog "Sitting Pretty" was accepted into Art Show at the Dog Show on Wichita, KS and in conjunction with a very large AKC dog show. This event is now in its 25th year and runs from 3/1 - 4/10, 2011.

Anita has also been accepted into the Academy of Equine Art and the Society of Animal Artists. All of these Acceptances were based on her work with oil pastels. Her painting "The View" is in the Ex Arte Equinus 4 show for 2011. 

Great news for OPs.

Kudos to Russ Mackensen

Russ has recently been accepted into the Oil Painters of America and the International Guild of Realism. He is probably one of the only oil pastel artists in these organizations. Great news for oil pastels.