Maryland Pastel Society newsletter


Summer, 2012

Summer 2012

Philip Bennet is now represented by the Old Print Gallery in Georgetown. Six of his monotypes are on view on their website: go to and type “Philip Bennet” in the search box to see them. In addition, one of Philip’s paintings was featured in the May 4, 2012 issue of the Washington Post.

Cathy de Lorimier will be exhibiting original pastels for a show entitled Local Scenes I Love at the Olney Farmers' and Artists' Market in the plein air event on Sunday, October 28th from 9am until 1pm. The market is located on the grounds of the Medstar Montgomery Medical Center Thrift Shop at Route 108 and Prince Philip Drive, Olney, MD, 20832.

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Judith Einstman's pastel "Delicious" won the Lee Award in the the National Northeast Pastel Exhibition in Old Forge, NY.

Michael Gaudreau will be showing his work at the Corscaden Barn Gallery in Keene Valley NY for the month of August. He had the good fortune to be included in the North East pastel Show in Old Forge NY, as well, this month.

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Cooling Shade, Gentle Water

Fleur Grabow's Spanish paintings will be showing at The Aurora Gallery in Annapolis in the exhibition Luminosity: Capturing the Light. The show runs from August 1-29. The reception is on August 16th and coincides with the Annapolis Art Walk. Her painting "Cooling Shade, Gentle Water" is being shown in the summer exhibition Earth Wind Fire Water at the Maryland Federation of Art's Circle Gallery, Annapolis until July 15th. "Annapolis Harbour" is being featured in The Johns Hopkins Art of Caring Fundraiser on October 13, 2012. This is an annual event to raise funds for Johns Hopkins Children's Center. Fleur will be spending September painting on Sawyer Island in Maine.

In May & June, Susan Klinger participated in the 70th Anniversary show of the Greater Norristown Art League at the Montgomery County Community College Fine Arts Center. She is also exhibiting at the Community Music School in Trappe, PA for the summer season.

Joyce Lister received the Judge's Choice award for her painting, "Nap Time" at the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod national show. The show is at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, in South Yarmouth, MA, through July 22nd.

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Mill View, Late Day

Deborah Maklowski will have nine pastels on view at the Still Life Gallery, 8173 Main Street, Ellicott City, starting in July. The gallery, now under new management, is holding the reception for this multi-artist show on July 28, 6pm to 9pm. Deborah was also juried in to the third annual “Paint It! Ellicott City plein air event that took place the weekend of 6 –8 July. Her two submitted pastels are on view at the Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City through August 17. A third pastel, also produced during the event, is among the works included in an associated show at the Howard County Office of Tourism’s Welcome Center, 8267 Main Street, Ellicott City. Two of her colored pencil works have been juried in to the International Guild of Realism’s 7thAnnual International show at the Jones & Terwilliger Galleries in Carmel CA, in September, while a third colored pencil piece was juried in to the Colored Pencil Society of America’s 20thAnnual International Exhibition at the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Covington KY, which runs through August 30.

Maria Marino was juried into Paint Annapolis 2012 in early June. Her painting "Spring Sail" received an Honorable Mention Award.

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Spring Sail

The show is a collection of 60 paintings from 30 artists from around the country. All works are located in the Chaney and Air galleries, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts until July 15, 2012. Paintings "Serendipity" and "Le Sanctuaire" will be included in the Connecticut Pastel Society 2012 Signature Member's Show. The venue will be held at The Lyme Art Association Goodman Gallery Connecticut from August 3- September 22, 2012. Also Maria will be participating in the Salmagundi Club 2012 Summer Potpourri Online Member's Exhibition which will run from August 1 through September 28th.

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Purple Haze

Eve Miller's painting "Purple Haze" was accepted into the Salmagundi Art Club 35th annual juried Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, August 14-24 in Manhattan, NY. The show will be at the Denise Bibro Fine Art Gallery. Also, the painting "Summer Marshscape" won a Merit Award at the Pastel Painters of Maine 13th International Juried ExhibitionPastels Only.

Lisa Mitchell will present a pastel demonstration at the McBride Gallery, 215 Main Street, Annapolis, MD. during the Annual Annapolis Art Walk on Thursday, August 16, 5pm–9pm. She will have a showing of about 10 small works on display.

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Natural Forces

Also, Lisa will be teaching at the Zoll Studio of Fine Art in Lutherville, MD in September. This is an ongoing class entitled, "Outdoor Classroom, From Plein Air to Studio." Students may select to work in either oil or soft pastel.Students will learn how to visually interpret the landscape as they create smaller plein air studies at various locations within 10-20 minutes of the Zoll Studio. Students will discover the truth about color, value and temperature relationships within shapes of light and shadow. They will learn how to quickly reveal the essence of the scene before them.Students will use their plein air works along with photo reference to create larger works when we move back into the Zoll Studio classroom when it is no longer feasible to work outdoors due to inclement or cold weather. When working in the studio students will have time to rethink their initial design, make changes to the format, size, medium, etc. Studio time provides a more relaxed setting to experiment with the initial concept for the painting using photos to add detail when needed.The Zoll Studio is a comfortable and welcoming environment for all levels of artists, both aspiring and professional. If you are interested in working with a cohesive group of painters to better your skills while having a fun time, sign up now! The class size will be limited to 10 students. Fee: $140.00 every 4 weeks. No charge for a “missed”session. Beginning on Sept. 11, the class will meet each Tuesday morning from 9:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. First class takes place at the Zoll Studio. Sign up directly through the Zoll Studio of Fine Art, 15 West Aylesbury Road, Timonium MD. 21093. Phone: (410) 296-0233. Have a question about this class? Contact, Lisa Mitchell, 410-472-0001 or

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Afternoon at White Rock View Farm

JoEllen Murphy came in second place at the annual Barnstormers paint out in Frederick County Maryland for her painting "Afternoon at White Rock View Farm". Also, she will have a show with over twenty pastels at Brookside Gardens starting August 27 until October 22 entitled Fields of Light.

Desiree Scherini came in second place with the people's choice award in the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association’s members’show in Paint Annapolis. She also took third place for the people's choice in the Maryland Federation of Arts summer show.

Gail Zinar won first place at the Millsboro Art League juried show in April for her watercolor “Nassau Vineyard”and second place for her pastel “Even During The Most Trying Times There Is Light.”She won third place for her watercolor “Tangier Island”in the Art League of Ocean City’s juried American Landscape show in May and third place for her watercolor, “Milton Morn”in their Contemporary Art, 2D Paintings and Drawings show in June. Gail also won a corporate silver award at the Bethany Beach Watermedia Society in their annual show in May and a merit award in the Maryland Pastel Society show for her piece “Sunset Serenade in Lewes”in June. Gail was juried into the Delaware Watercolor Society this April and had her watercolor, “Prime Hook in Spring”juried into their annual show.