Pat DeBois

Welcome to the Pastel Society of New Hampshire

Message From the President
First, I would like to welcome the new as well as renewed members and new board members for this year. If you have not paid your dues for the year yet, you can find a form on the website or attached to this newsletter. We have some interesting events planned for this year, and you won’t want to be left out!
New to the board this year are Deb Luoma, workshops; Laura Tuininga, publicity; and returning to the board, Roxane Chardon, formerly treasurer and now membership chair. The remaining directors are continuing from last year. Thank you all!

I am very pleased to announce that entries for our national juried show will be completed online at This is the same online company that IAPS uses for its shows. This means no more mailing CDs with images and forgetting to include a self-addressed, stamped envelope! Watch your emails and the website for the announcement that the prospectus has been posted. The show will again be at the Discover Portsmouth Center in the fall.

The Members Show is in the spring at the Jaffrey Center. This will be our 10th Anniversary Members’ Show, so expect some surprises. Kitty Clark, exhibitions chair, will have the Prospectus out in late winter. Deidre Riley will be the Juror of Awards and will speak at our March 28 Members’ Meeting at Faithbridge Church.

I think all of you have heard about our first workshop: SmART Art with Liz Haywood Sullivan. You all know Liz either from the workshop she did a year ago, her books, IAPS, or her reputation. Hope to see you at the workshop on February 7 at the Institute of Art.

The Board has been meeting over the last year or so with Board members of the Pastel Painters of Maine (PPOM). Our organizations have overlapping members, and we thought it would be fun to have some joint activities. Nothing is in stone yet, but we would like to have someone to be the liaison between PSNH and PPOM. This would not require a great deal of time, I don’t think, or attending a lot of meetings; just keeping in touch with PPOM and reporting back to us. If you are interested, please let Lisa or me know.

Finally, we are always looking for new ideas and people interested and willing to take positions on the board. There are no director openings at this time, but “at-large positions” are always available. They are a good way to gain understanding of how the board operates and what it entails. Another way to participate is to help one of the directors. We would like members to try to contribute time to at least one of the society’s activities. Please call Lisa or me to discuss your interests.
As always,
Pat DuBois, President, Pastel Society of NH
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