Events

4/17 & 4/24, 10am EST – 11:30/12pm EST

FREE CLASSES - JOURNEY TO OUR INNER ARTIST
WITH CLAUDETTE GAMACHE PSA MC IAPS


















In the 1st session, on 4/17, Claudette will give us tools to awaken our right brain. She will include memory, imagery, movement, writing and sound. These sessions are experiential where these tools will be integrated with our art. The goal is to stoke our creative fire and express our authentic selves.

There will be an assignment.


In the 2nd session, on 4/24 Claudette will do a demo and answer any questions from the first session and assignment.


Both sessions are free to current CMPS members. A link will be sent out several days prior to each session to all current members.



Marks of Distinction 2021 Selection Juror and Awards Judge Demos
This year CMPS has secured Marks of Distinction Selection Jurors and Awards Judge for demos in the months leading up to the big event. These demos will be free to current CMPS members, as well as Marks of Distinction 2021 participants.


4/21 6pm – 8pm EST
FREE Demo – Lyn Diefenbach, IAPS EP, PSA MP (AUS), PSA (US)













We are grateful to have Lyn as one of our 2 selection jurors this year. Lyn was accepted into the International Guild of Realism in May 2008 and holds Master Pastellist status with the Pastel Society of Australia. In 2019 she was awarded Eminent Pastellist status in the International Association of Pastel Societies. In 2015 Lyn achieved signature status with the Pastel Society of America, and in 2016 was the recipient of Pastellist of the Year with the Pastel Society of Australia.


Lyn has been featured numerous times in the International Artist, Pastel Journal and the Australian Artist magazines.


5/26 6pm – 8pm EST
FREE Demo – Teresa Saia, MC-IAPS, AIS, NPS











We are equally grateful to have Teresa as a selection juror for 2021. Teresa is an IAPS Master Pastelist and a Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society. Recognized by numerous national awards, her paintings embody a passion she feels for all her subject matter--believing it is necessary to continually develop, explore and grow, living a life devoted to art and bringing art to life.


Teresa is also recognized workshop instructor nationally and in Europe. She enjoys creating a supportive and energetic atmosphere in which students can thrive, establishing their own style and direction.


6/27 1pm – 3pm EST
FREE Demo - Tony Allain, PS, ARSMA, PSA, MC-IAPS, MPANZ



















We are very fortunate to have Tony Allain as our 2021 awards judge. Tony is a Scottish based artist. He is an award winning painter, instructor and author and has been painting for over 40 years. a member of the Pastel Society London, an Associate member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists among others. A self-taught painter of colour, light and movement with a complete understanding of his surroundings. Born and raised in the Channel Islands he moved to paint and live in Cornwall to capture the unique clarity of light living on the peninsular of the West Country. Tony has exhibited extensively over the years, his work can be found in many leading galleries as well as private and corporate collections worldwide, including the Maritime Museum, Guernsey and Queen Mary 2, Cunard Liner. He has exhibited with The Pastel Society of America in New York, the Royal Society of Marine Artists, London, The International Pastel Exhibition, Suzhou, China and the Pastel Society, Mall Galleries, London. A move to New Zealand in 2006 proved to be a turning point in his career with the acceptance as a Master of the Pastel Artists of New Zealand.


His work is regularly featured in The Artist Magazine, the Pastel Journal and the Practique des Arts.


7/25 11am – 5pm
DRIVEN TO ABSTRACTION
WITH LAURA POLLACK, PSA, MC-IAPS, PSCW, SPS
$100 PER PERSON

Sign up info will be on the website soon!


Click here for full details
















Marks of Distinction 2021


This will be CMPS’s third annual juried show. With Covid still in play it made sense to keep this as an online event.  With that being said, we are very excited about our selection jurors, Lyn Diefenbach and Teresa Saia. We feel that having multiple perspectives for the selection process yields a nicely balanced show.  We are also thrilled to have Tony Allain as our awards judge and be capitalizing on his objective enthusiasm and love of art.  It should be a great show! Here are the key details. The full prospectus is now posted at ShowSubmit.com. Best of luck to all who enter!





















AUGUST – DATE/TIME TBD
DAWN EMERSON DEMO AND Q&A


Innovative seems in adequate to describe what Dawn Emerson accomplishes with pastels and the wide variety of materials and surfaces she works with. For this event, Dawn will walk us all through a pre-recorded demonstration, followed by a Q&A. Participants will have ample chance to get all those burning questions, that fill our heads when we see her varied and fascinating work, answered.






















SAVE THE DATE
PASTELFEST 2ND WEEKEND IN SEPTEMBER
Demos, professional development speakers, pop-up show, plein air painting, art sale/swap… Details coming soon!














NOVEMBER


11/10/21 – 12/13/2021 CMPS Signature Show at the Fitchburg Art Museum
Info on participation will be sent to all CMPS Signature members soon.


11/13/21 5pm – 8pm CMPS Signature Show Reception and Annual Members Meeting
The plan, if things are still stable regarding viruses, is to host the CMPS Annual Members Meeting and the opening reception for the CMPS Signature Members Show conjunctively at the Fitchburg Art Museum. There will be music, wine, cheese and crackers (safely offered individually wrapped) and because we will have the Fitchburg Art Museum to ourselves, plenty of beautiful art! This is shaping up to be an event not to be missed. Further details to come.