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CMPS National Juried Show

Coming this November!  Details on the exhibitions tab or here; http://www.showsubmit.com/sd_cmpsnat19.php 


CMPS Membership Perks!


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10% OFF - Post Road Art Center in Marlborough, MA has graciously extended a 10% discount to CMPS Members. This is applicable to art supplies only but they carry a good assortment of supplies including UART paper and the full line of Richeson Hand Rolled Soft pastels. Just tell them that you are a CMPS Member at the register. They also hold monthly shows that are great to participate in, or just view. You can get further details postroadartcenter.com .

WELCOME


Fellow Pastel Enthusiasts!


CMPS Social Media

You can find CMPS information on our website http://www.cmpastels.org and on our FaceBook page https://www.facebook.com/cmpastels . The CMPS website is a work in progress. Please bear with us while we put the finishing touches on it. Also, if you have web building skills and would like to help please contact Lisa at president@cmpastels.org . The Facebook page will be a great place to post your artwork (finished or WIP - especially useful if looking for feedback), rallying the troops for impromptu plein-air outings, making new friends and staying in touch. We do have an Instagram account more to follow there at a later date.



When we aren't showcasing a current CMPS show we feature 2 CMPS members here on the home page.  Meet our featured artists;

CMPS Artists of the Month

Name:  Anne Vosikas


Town:  Kingston, MA (Not from Central Mass but I spend time in the area...more on that below)


Website: working on a website - email:   avosikas@aol.com

How Long have you been an artist?

Oh, off and on 45 years...more off than on though


How long have you been using pastels?  6 years


What do you love about pastels? What's not to love? I'd have to say the challenge the medium offers mostly.

What subject matter do you paint? Landscapes and all kinds of light...


What style do you paint in? My own...I'm not a realist and I'm not an abstract painter....I'd say my style continues to evolving...


Do you teach any classes or workshops? Oh, definitely not...but I have taken workshops with Liz Haywood-Sullivan, Donna Rossetti-Bailey, Laurinda O'Connor, Jacob Aguiar and Ed Chesnovich.

Are you featured in any galleries, or shows currently? No galleries, but a piece was in the PSA/Enduring Brilliance exhibit which just closed yesterday...what a rush that was!


Any major awards in pastels?
"Best Emerging Artist" 36th Annual Juried Member's Exhibition/Sedona Art Center (2016)
President's Award/Pastel Society of America (2019)
Honorable Mention/UART's Annual 2019 Online Pastel Competition


Fun Facts?

4 grand dogs (German Shepherds, French Bulldog and a Boston Terrier) and foster mom to a 3 y.o. Lab Mix. (We rescued each other.) I practice Pilates 2-3 times a week and I am an enthusiastic motorcycle passenger on rides through the back roads of Central MA!




Name:  Joelle Feldman


Town:  Harvard, MA


Website:  http://joellefeldman.com/

How Long have you been an artist?

While working full time, I was a hobbyist for about 25 years, painting only when time permitted. I started painting full time and professionally 5 years ago after I retired from my career in the high-tech industry.


How long have you been using pastels?

I started painting in watercolor, then oil until I discovered pastels over 10 years ago. I have been hooked ever since...


What do you love about pastels?

I love the brilliance of the pigment, the tactile approach to painting with pastels and the immediate satisfaction of mark-making. It is also a very forgiving medium that allows you to rework unsatisfactory areas and to keep on experimenting.


What subject matter do you paint?

For many years, I dedicated my painting to still lives. Over time, I have added landscapes and recently figures in the landscape. I like it all!!


What style do you paint in?

My paintings are representational with a goal of evolving into abstract representational.


Do you teach any classes or workshops?

I teach evening classes at the Fruitlands Museum and rent space from the Universalist Church for afternoon classes in Harvard MA. I offer regular workshops at both facilities as well as a painting trip to Provence every year.


Are you featured in any galleries, or shows currently?

My work is represented by the NOA Gallery at the Groton Inn in Groton, MA (http://thegrotoninn.com/art-gallery/); the Yarmouth Gallery in Yarmouth ME (http://www.yarmouthframeandgallery.com/gallery.php); the Casco Bay Artisans Gallery in Portland, ME (http://cascobayartisans.com/) and the Fruitlands Museum Store in Harvard MA (https://fruitlands.thetrustees.org/support,museum-store). Upcoming show with 3 follow artists, Keith Demanche, Lisa Regopoulos, and Jeff Ventola: 4 THE LOVE OF PASTEL, Oct 4-Nov 4, 2019 at Wild Salamander in Hollis, NH. Reception Friday 4 Oct., 6-8PM.


Any major awards in pastels?

I started entering some juried shows in the last 5 years and have won multiple awards from the CPS, PSNH and CMPS pastel societies. My 2020 goal is to aim for PSA and IAPS submissions….


Fun Facts? 

Aside from painting, my favorite pastime is hiking in National Parks. With my husband, we try to visit 2 or 3 parks a year and we have a long way to go before we hike all 60 of them!



Poppies and Wheat

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Last Light 

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CMPS National Juried Show

Over $3000 in prizes!  Deadline - OCTOBER 31!  Details on the exhibitions tab or here; http://www.showsubmit.com/sd_cmpsnat19.php