Message From the President

Nancy Johnson

Nancy Johnson

April 2017

As I look outside I am pleased to see that all the snow is gone and the trees are starting to
bud…. Ah, I think that spring is actually here.
We had our first Members’ Meeting of the year on April 8 th . Janet Schwartz shared with us how
she paints an evening rainy street scene. She was so engaging.
We also held our second joint exhibition with the Pastel Society of Maine in Portsmouth for the month of
March. At the opening we had two paintings selected for People Choice Awards. Janet Schwartz’s “Storrow Drive Sunset” and Paula Pascucci’s “Steamy Sunday” were chosen by over 100 ballots. The closing of the show was delayed one day because of an April 1st snow storm. Robin Frisella was gracious to come on Sunday to do a demo.
I just want to highlight the events that are coming up so you don’t miss out.
The May 13th Member’s Meeting will feature a hands-on Mini Workshop taught by PSNH
members Joelle Feldman and Lisa Regopoulos. At this mini workshop, you will spend
approximately 1/2 an hour with each artist using a surface prepped with watercolor/gouache
under painting with Joelle and acrylic and pumice with Lisa.  Come experience something new
while having fun and leave with two small pastel paintings!  All you need to do is show up.
Materials will be provided.
Our 12th Annual Members’ Exhibit will once again be held at Sunapee Landing Trading
Company in Sunapee from May 14 th through June 11 th . All participants – please bring finger
foods for the opening on May 20 th.
Our workshop with Lisa Regopoulos will be held at Wild Salamander Creative Art Center in
Hollis, NH on June 3-4. She will be “Painting the Evocative Landscape in Pastel”.
This workshop is filling up – don’t miss it.
Our 9th national juried show, “Its Pastel”, will be held from October 21st
through November 25th at the Discover Portsmouth Center.
Please use Show Submit ( to enter.
Our 3 day workshop (October 20-22) will feature Christine Ivers. The registration can be found
on our website (
I invite you to become a more active member of our society. Please consider becoming a
board member. We currently have openings for the positions of Vice President and Outreach
Chair. I welcome all your ideas and suggestions – please don’t hesitate to contact me.
(my email is
Enjoy the spring season!!
As always,
Nancy Johnson

Membership 2017 Application:   WORD   PDF  
Please print form and mail or scan & email to Membership Chair.
* If you want a Membership card please indicate on the application form.  



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May 2017 Newsletter

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