Pastel Society of New Hampshire
PSNH Presidents Roster
Founding President Barbara Danser, 2005 -2007 Current Present, Nancy Johnson
Barbara Stevens Adams, 2008 & 2009 Betsy Craumer, 2010 & 2011
Robert Carston Workshop
November 6th at Horseshoe Pond
Carston Work Shop Discussing disassociated color
Demo - setting the tone Discussing warm and cool values
Carston's latest project More Discussion
Carston advising Sally Shea Work Shop participants
Betsy Craumer Pat DuBoise and Nancy Johnson
Tom Bailey A Carston Seascape
Featuring natural materials
PSNH 2010 National Juried Exhibition
Portsmouth Discovery Center GalleryIt's Pastel!
Congratulations to the artists who were juried into the show!
We would like to thank Kim Lordier who judged the entries in this years' show .
Guest artist and Exhibition Judge Kim Lordier,
to her immediate left is Pastel Society of NH President Betsy Craumer and far left is Sally Shea, Exhibition Co-Chair.
Here are the Winners ...
Best in Show - Diana DeSantis
Second Place Tom Weinkle Third Place Norma Johnsen
"The Collective" "Blue" Norma Johnsen with Sally Shea & Liz Hause
The following artists won awards.
Great American Art Works Award Ogunquit Museum of American Art Award Piscataqua Bank Award
Susan Parmenter Cathleen Leavitt Christine Bodnar
"Moon Over Cornfield # 2" "Logan" "Dusk on Corn Hill"
Terry Ludwig Award Terry Ludwig Award Savoir-Faire/Sennelier Award
Sandy Machell Sangita Phadke was not present Marsha Townsend
"Rose Plate" "Apricots" "Old Friends"
Heilman Designs Award Art Spectrum/Armadillo Art & Craft Award Coughlin,Reinboth, Murphy, Lown Law Firm Award
Paula J. Kuehl was not present Joyce Hanson was not present
"Autumn Shade" "Muddy Shoes" "Old Birch En Plein Air"
Airfloat Systems Award Cheap Joe'sDiane Townsend Award Jack Richeson/UART Award
Christine Swann was not present Susan Whitten Gill Truslow
"Youth" "Breakfast at Carolyn's" "Sun Bather"
Jack Richeson Award Lindt & Sprungli Co. Award H. K. Holbein Award
Jeff Fioravanti Eileen Casey was not present Jayne Shoup was not present
"Serenity (Lynn Woods)" "Empty Nest Revisited" "Jack in the Pulpit"
Pastel Society of America Connecticut Pastel Society of America Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod
Terri Brooks Roxane Chardon Nancy Lee Lovely
"En Route to Rock Pile" "Asian Duet" "Jamie"
Pastel Painters of Maine People's United Bank/Ocean Bank Award
Maureen Spinale Tricia Kaman was not present
"The Coming of Spring" "Carol Otsot"
David Pratt Framer Award McHenry Architecture Award
Barbara Scott Barbara Vanderbilt
"Friends in Far Places" "Ice Jam on the Kennebec III"
Many thanks to everyone's whose dedication and contributions made this event such a success.
Kim Lordier Plein Air Pastel Workshops
Sponsored by the PASTEL SOCIETY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
First Three Day Workshop: September 18, 19, 20, 2010 (Saturday, Sunday, Monday)
Second Three Day Workshop: September 21, 22& 23
(Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
Both workshops were based in the historic Discover Portsmouth Center. Workshop participants painted throughout the historic gardens, museums, and harbors of the seaport town of Portsmouth.
Photos from the workshop
Kim Lordier instructing Demonstration
Taking a break Kim Lordier
Critique and discussion Kim wrapping up the workshop
The end of a perfect day
Photos from Kitty Cloud's Workshop
Everyone's arrivingBarbara and Kitty
Workshop demo timeLunch break
Dining "alfresco"Critique Time
2010 Members Exhibition
Fifth Annual Members’ Exhibition of the Pastel Society of New Hampshire recently took place at the Red Roof Gallery in Enfield, NH
Judge of Awards, Cindy House, P.S.A.
Thanks to our members who helped make this event a success.
Congratulations to our winners!
Best in Show: Randy Knowles, "Colorful Pots"
2nd Place: Kitty Cloud, "Looking Toward Crochet Mountain"
3rd Place: Richard Paik, "Industry"
Barbara Danser Founders Award: Marcia Blakeman, "Sugar Hill Meadow"
Reading Foundation Award: Norma Johnsen, "Dogs"
Emerging Artist: Barbara Bellows, "Spring Pasture with Hills"
Honorable Mention: Sally Shea, "Old Fields"
Honorable Mention: Diane Taylor Moore, "White Mountains"
E.W. Poore Framing Award: Liz Hause, "Moon Island"
Portland Ballet School, Portland, Maine
Pastel Painters of Maine extended an invitation to PSNH to join them in a Painting, drawing and photography session at the Portland School of Ballet on April 23rd from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at the Ballet Studios. PSNH members had the advantage to take informal shots of the dancers as they practice on the barre as well as center floor exercises.
2009 - Past Events
2009 PSNH First National Juried Exhibition
The 2009 National Juried Exhibition was held at the Discover Portsmouth Center, September 19th through October 19th in Portsmouth, NH.
Portsmouth Discovery Center Gallery It's Pastel!
Selection Juror - Liz Haywood-Sullivan, PSA Awards Juror - Bob Rohm, PSA
Many thanks to everyone who supported this exhibition making it a huge success!
We would like to acknowledge a special thanks to our patrons:
Especially to Deirdra Baldwin for her tireless dedication and work to co-ordinate this event.
Awards for 2009 Juried Show
Tom Weinkle - "Card Sound Aftermath" Best in Show: $1000
Dawn Gardetto - "Emma" 2nd Place: $ 500
Carol Volz Begley – "Evening Shadows on No Name Alley in Carnegie" 3rd Place: $ 300
Christine Swann – "Stargazer" Hunter Editions $ 500
Patricia Seekamp – "Sentinel’s Autumn Uniform" Great American Holy Cow $ 300
William Schneider – "White Scarf" Piscataqua Savings Bank $ 250
Sandy Machell - "Still Life with Pears" Heilman Designs $ 225
Mona Podgurski – "Summer Garden" Whitehouse Award $ 200
Tom Weinkle – "South of Cooperstown" Griffin Corporation $ 200
Mona Podgurski - "Bottles" Fuller Foundation $ 200
Suzanne Siegel – "Two Shacks" First National Bank of Ipswich $ 100
Katrina Thorstensen – "In the High Meadow" Connecticut Pastel Society $ 100
Suzanne Siegel – "Midsummer Moon" Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod $ 100
Anne Oliver Nickerson – "Dianies Lillies" Pastel Painters of Maine $ 100
Susan Carey – "Wintery Way" Vermont Pastel Society $ 100
Jeff Fioravanti - "Late Afternoon Surf" Pastel Society of America $ 100
Fran Butsavich - "After the Storm" Pan Pastels $ 100
Peggy Davidson Post – "Alluvial Lane" Graphick Dimensions $150
Eileen Casey – "Empty Nest" AirFloat Systems, Inc. $150
Ann MacLeod – "House Across the Street" Terry Ludwig Set of 90 Greens $ 252
Nancy Lee Lovley – "The Violinist" Terry Ludwig Set of 60 Intense Dark $ 176
Kitty Cloud – "December Sky" HK Holbein Set of 48 Landscape $ 130
Christine Bodnar - "Against the Storm" Unison set of 18 Pastels with Pastel Board $100
Jeff Fioravanti - "Summer Repose" Unison set of 18 Pastels with Pastel Board $100
Jeanne Smith – "Great Expectations" Richeson Pastel Surface Samplers $100
Donna Rosetti-Bailey - "Marsh Ribbon" Cheap Joe’s Art Supply $100
Susan Ellis - "Lemon with Silver Cup" Terry Ludwig Maggie Price Essential Grays $ 90
Margaret Emerson - "Awakening" Girault Set of 25 $ 75
Sally Leenhouts - "Blue Glass" Dakota Art $ 50
Trisha Kaman – "Scottish Hat" Diane Townsend Thin-line Gift Set $ 50
Juried Exhibition Photos
Best in Show
Tom Weinkle receiving his award Tom's painting "Card Sound Aftermath"
Dawn Gardetto for "Emma"
Some of the Winning Exhibitors' Work
"Stargazer" "Sentinel's Autumn Uniform" "Still Life with Pears"
Christine Swann Patricia Seekamp Sandy Machell
"In the High Meadow" "Midsummer Moon" "Dianies Lillies"
Katrina Thorstensen Suzanne Seigel Anne Oliver Nickerson
"Wintery Way" "After the Storm" "Alluvial Lane"
Susan Carey Fran Butsavich Peggy Davidson Post
"Empty Nest" "House Across the Street" "December Sky"
Eileen Casey Ann MacLeod Kitty Cloud
"Against the Storm" "Summer Repose" "Great Expectations"
Christine Bodnar Jeff Fioravanti Jeanne Smith
"Marsh Ribbon" "Lemon with Silver Cup" "Awakening"
Donna Rosetti-Bailey Susan Ellis Margaret Emerson
"Blue Glass" "Scottish Hat"
Sally Leenhouts Trisha Kaman
Kitty Cloud for "December Sky" Sandy Machell for "Still Life with Pears"
Members 2009 Exhibition Winners
The Fourth Annual Member's Exhibition of the Pastel Society of New Hampshire took place at the Stockbridge Theatre Gallery at Pinkerton Academy, Derry New Hampshire. Dates: March 22nd through April 19th.
Here's a glimpse of the gallery.
A well-known pastelist, Gail Sauter, P.S.A., was our Judge of Awards for this exhibition. And the winners were:
Awards for the 4th Annual Member’s Exhibition
Barbara B. Danser Founder's Award - Wolfgang Ertl, "Yellow Blast"
The Reading Foundation Award - NormaJohnsen, "Ammonoosuc"
Loretta Duffy Memorial Emerging Artist Award - Jen Cody, "The Edge of the Wood"
E W Poore Excellence in Framing Award - Marcia Blakeman, "Summer Yields"
Honorable Mention Award - Sharon Allen, "Glasslights"
Lisa Regopoulos received First Place for her work titled, "16th Street, Denver".
2nd Place - Jeffrey Wagner, "On the Prairie" 3rd Place - Barbara Scott, "Face of Africa"
Honorable Mention - Sharon Allen, "Glasslights" Barbara Danser Award - Wolfgang Ertl, "Yellow Blast"
Loretta Duffy Memorial, Emerging Artist EW Poore, Excellence in Framing Award
Jen Cody, "The Edge of the Wood" Marsha Blakeman, "Summer Yields"
Norma Johnsen was not present to receive the Reading Foundation Award for "Ammonoosuc"
Bob Rohm, PSA - Plein Air Pastel Workshops
Sponsored by the Pastel Society of New Hampshire
Four Day Workshop: September 21, 22, 23, 24, 2009 (Monday through Thursday)
Three Day Workshop: September 25, 26, 27, 2009 (Friday through Sunday)
Both workshops were based in the historic Discover Portsmouth Center which contains the Gallery for the PSNH 2009 National Juried Exhibition. Workshop participants painted in the historic Strawberry Bank in the seaport town of Portsmouth and in scenic New Castle.
Bob Rohm, first work shop demo Rohm, second workshop demo
July 11th Paint-Out - Fuller Gardens, Rye, NH
Barbara Adams Eileen Belanger and Betsy Craumer Deirdra Baldwin Pat DuBois
Saturday, August 15 - Moffatt-Ladd Historic House and Gardens, Portsmouth, NH. Moffatt-Ladd House plans to have significant publicity about our painting in the gardens, and we can have extra finished paintings scattered about in case people visiting the gardens are interested in purchasing.
Paint-Out Thursday, July 16 at Kappy Fisher's wonderful farm and barn in Orford, NH.
Paint-Out - Saturday, July 11 - Fuller Gardens, North Hampton, NH. A multiple garden area near the ocean with a rose garden, oriental garden, shade garden, perennial garden, greenhouse, coach house and more.
"The Painterly Pastelist" with Frank Frederico, PSA, NWS
Sponsored by the Pastel Society of New Hampshire
A Three Day Workshop: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, June 23, 24, 25, 2009
Hours: 9:30 – 4:00
Held at Gibson House B. & B., Haverhill, New Hampshire, a charming B & B at the gateway to the White Mountains in a scenic village overlooking the upper Connecticut River Valley. A partial scholarship was offered for this workshop for NH residents or PSNH members.
Our Paint-In on January 12th.
Members of the Pastel Society of New Hampshire were invited by Pastel Painters of Maine to join them on February 21st to paint the dancers of the Portland Ballet.
Robert Carsten gave us an excellent demonstration, discussion, and critique at our March 15th Members' Meeting.
These images are of a paint-out in Jaffrey on June 17th. Attendees were Sharon Allen, Roger Block, Barbara Coburn, Carol Corliss, Barbara Danser, Linda Dessaint, Nancy Massey, and Sue Whitten.
These images are from the July 20th paint-around with the Vermont Pastel Society at Kappy Fisher’s house in Orford, NH.
Painters: Candy Barr, Barbara Danser, Martha Davis, Betsy Derrick, Carrie Fradkin, Phyllis Orem
Viewers: Kappy Fisher, Debra Kraemer, Ann Wickham
Images are from the Aline Ordman Workshop on July 17-18.
Iimages are from the Susan Ogilvie Workshop in September.
Juried Show "It's Pastel" September 8th - Library Arts Center Gallery, Newport, NH
Photos provided by Sal Santo on the evening of 2008 Juried Show opening reception September 19th.
Other photos from this event are available upon request. Contact Sal at: email@example.com.
2008 Award Winners
Awards Artist Painting Title
Best in Show Kathleen Leavitt "Grace"
1st Christine Bodnar "Channel Blue"
2nd Susan Parmenter "Daffodil and Limoge"
3rd Caren-Marie Michel "Scarborough Marsh 20"
Robbie Parker Lucy Ellen Smith "Child’s Work"
Sugar River Bank Ellen Pelletier "Late Day Colors"
Dorr Mill Store Shaunna Duffy Smith "Taking Time"
LaValley Building Supply Maureen Keough "Still Life with Two Spoons"
Pastel Society of America Lisa Regopoulos "Fields of Flavor"
Connecticut Pastel Society JoAnne Lussier "Spring Morning"
Pastel Painters of Cape Cod Donna Rosetti Bailey "The View"
Pastel Painters of Maine Jan Robertson Lynsky "Evening on Little Island"
Vermont Pastel Society Kathy Detzer "Sweet and Sour"
Hunters Edition Katrina Thorstensen "Off Hopson Road"
Ditto Edition Sue Whitten "Ray’s Orchids"
Heilman Design Nancy LeeLovley "Reflections of Wyatt"
Artist Air Christinne Reid "Freshly Plowed"
Daler Rowney Wendy Soliday "Turrenne Turkeys"
Jack Richeson (150) Barbara Stevens Adams "Piscassic Pond"
Airfloat Systems Robert Carsten "Nascent"
Graphik Dimensins Mary Barrett "Garlic"
Cheap Joe’s Art Supply Norma Johnsen "Kennebunk"
Soltek Easel Wolfgang Ertl "Sand Beach, Mt Desert Island"
Soltek Easel Alicia Geilenberg Drakiotes "Old Friend II – Susie in Winter
North Light Books Linda Dessaint "Goodnight Castine"
Jack Richeson (50) Nancy Johnson "Portsmouth Lighthouse"
Pearl Art Supply Luann Hume "Parson’s Beach"
Great American Holy Cow Kitty Cloud "The Catbird’s Nest"
Terry Ludwig SE Landscape Paula Murphy "Have You Any Wool?"
Art Spectrum Product Debra Kraemer "Lake House"
HK Holbein Dawn Gardetto "Exuberant"
Terry Ludwig Intense Dark II Gill Truslow "Perrennial Beauty"
Girault Pastel Susan Benoit "Ladies in Waiting"
Diane Townsend Phyllis Orem "PeckingOrder"
These images are from the Members' Exhibition.
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