Welcome to the Pastel Society of New Hampshire

Nancy Johnson

Nancy Johnson






Message From the President

2016 has arrived – remember that it’s that time of year when your dues are due. Please be sure to become a member or to renew your membership – the membership application is available on the website (www.pastelsocietynh,com).

PSNH is blessed to have a really hard working board. The board has planned some wonderful events for this year but we need YOU to help make all our events successful. The mantra for this year is SUPPORT . . . STEP UP . . . . SERVE

To SUPPORT all you have to do is be an active member – attend the events (meetings, exhibitions, workshops, paint outs, and more). That’s really easy and enjoyable.  Now to make PSNH really great I challenge you to STEP UP and SERVE.  All the events have many “parts” – you don’t have to do all the work – if we each volunteer to help to do just a part of the whole, the event becomes even better.  Bring your artist friends to our events, suggest programs that you would like to have, suggest artists that you would like to see as jurors or workshop leaders.

Our first Members’ Meeting will be held on Saturday, April 9th at 10:00 at FaithBridge Church, 301 S. Main St. Manchester. Come – participate – enjoy the program and best of all – spend time with good friends. Our next Board Meeting is on Saturday, March 5th at 9:30 at New Hampshire Institute of Art, 148 Concord St., Manchester. You are welcome to attend.

I’m not going to enumerate all the events of the year here – but I want to highlight a new event. We are going to have a joint exhibit with PPOM in the month of June. The show, “Cross-Border Pastel Connections” will be held in the Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery of NHAA, 136 State Street, Portsmouth, NH.  Soon the prospectus will be available on our website. We hope that this is just the first of this type of collaborative event with PPOM.

Please remember SUPPORT . . . STEP UP . . . . SERVE.  We need to have someone step up and chair the National Juried show which will be held at the Discover Center in Portsmouth.  It has become easier since our entries will be completed online at www.onlinejuriedshows.com.  We used them for the first time last year.

We are also in need of an Outreach Chair. It is our mission to promote pastels.  We need to have some events for the community. Remember that as the chair you are not expected to do all the work yourself – plan an event – oversee it.

I look forward to having 2016 be a rewarding year where we not only participating in PSNH events but really having fun and enjoying each other.

I am always available via email amj-art@comcast.net .  Please don’t hesitate to contact me.

As always,

Membership Application:  2016 PDF   2016 WORD

Newsletter:  PSNH Fall Newsletter

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