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March 2018

CPS Board Meeting

March 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Southington Community Cultural Arts (SoCCA), 93 Main St
Southington, CT 006489 United States
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All members and prospective members are welcome to attend CPS Board meetings. The next meeting will be on Saturday, March 3, 2018, from 10 a.m. - noon at Southington Community Cultural Arts (SoCCA), Southington, CT. This meeting will be in advance of the Reception and Awards Presentation for our Annual Member Show, which will take place from 1 - 3 p.m.

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32nd Annual Members Show Prospectus

March 3 @ 1:00 pm - March 24 @ 3:00 pm
Southington Community Cultural Arts, 93 Main St
Southington, CT 06489 United States
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2018 Annual Member Exhibition March 3 - March 24, 2018 Southington Community Cultural Arts (SOCCA) in Southington, CT Key Dates Receiving of entries: Saturday, February 24 from 10 AM - 12  PM Opening reception: Saturday, March 3 from 1 - 3 PM (awards presented at 2 PM) Artist talk: Saturday, March 24 from 1 - 3 PM (with Polly Castor on abstraction and pastels) Pick-up: Saturday, March 24 from 3 - 4 PM following artist talk Download the Prospectus here

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Artist Talk: Abstraction and Pastels

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Southington Community Cultural Arts (SoCCA), 93 Main St
Southington, CT 006489 United States
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All are welcome to the CPS Artist talk: Saturday, March 24 from 1 - 3 PM at the Southington Community Cultural Arts (SoCCA), Southington, CT. Polly Castor will present a talk on Abstraction and Pastels including a slide show of work to illustrate her discussion.

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April 2018

Painterly Pastels: Three Day Color and Landscape Workshop

April 13 @ 9:00 am - April 15 @ 5:00 pm
Jerry’s Artarama of Connecticut, 1109 New Britain Ave
West Hartford, 06110 United States
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VIANNA SZABO "Painterly Pastels: Three Day Color and Landscape Workshop" April 13-15, 2018 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Jerry’s Artarama West Hartford CT Learn how pastels can create expressive paintings that are filled with atmosphere and light. The first two days will focus on color. While painting from still life, students will learn a simple method of identifying/mixing color as well as choosing a palette to discover your personal color sense. In the second half of the workshop students…

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June 2018

The Painterly Animal Portrait with Pan Pastel – One Day Workshop

June 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Jerry’s Artarama of Connecticut, 1109 New Britain Ave
West Hartford, 06110 United States
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KAREN ISRAEL “The Painterly Animal Portrait with Pan Pastel – One Day Workshop” June 9th, 2018 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Jerrys Artarama 1109 New Britain Avenue West Hartford, CT  06110 Learn how Panpastels can be used to create a painterly pet portrait or as an underpainting when used with traditional soft pastel.  The pastelist will learn how to mix colors to establish clear value and temperature relationships using sponges and applicators, much like paint.  The students will learn…

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September 2018

Make The Outdoors Yours – Three Day Plein Air Workshop

September 27 @ 9:00 am - September 29 @ 4:00 pm
Wethersfield Academy of the Arts, 431 Hartford Avenue
Wethersfield, CT 06109 United States
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September 27, 28 & 29th, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm LYN ASSELTA “Make The Outdoors Yours, Three Day Plein Air Workshop” September 27, 28 & 29th, 2018 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Wethersfield Academy of the Arts 431 Hartford Avenue Wethersfield, CT 06109 Learn to create effective field studies and create plein air paintings that clearly say what we want them to say in our own unique voices. Plein air painting can be a daunting task. From what…

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Please include e-mail on checks or money order and make payable to: Connecticut Pastel Society and mail to Membership Chair Polly Castor at:

CPS Membership, Connecticut Pastel Society
P.O. Box 653
Bethel, CT 06801

email: Pollycastor@gmail.com