Maryland Pastel Society newsletter


Autumn, 2012, Part I

Autumn 2012 Part I

Sandy Askey-Adams, PSA, won a third place award plus $75.00 for her pastel, "Field of Poppies," at the Lansdale, Pennsylvania art show.

The Glenview Mansion Gallery, Rockville Civic Center, is having a 70-year retrospective of Philip Bennet's paintings and monotype prints, including a watercolor painted at age 12, a self portrait in oil painted at age 13, and over 25 other works in pastel, acrylics, watercolor, collage and monotype.

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The show runs from November 1-27 with the opening on Sunday, November 4, from 1:30-3:30 pm. On August 31, in the style section of the Washington Post, a large photograph of his monotype titled "Splash" was featured and captioned "Bright: The colors of Philip Bennet's 'Splash' (2004), an oil-based monotype, are so vivid that they seem not to have dried fully." The text of the article reviewed an exhibit titled "Water" at the Old Print Gallery in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. This spring the Grinnell College Museum added a pastel on beeswax and a monotype by Philip to its permanent collection.

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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 tent on Sunday, October 28th from 9-1 pm. 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. Cathy will also have a Home Studio Show and Sale with original pastels—perfect for pre-holiday shopping without the crowds! The hours are Friday, November 2, from 5-9 pm and Saturday, November 3, from 10-3 pm. Cathy invites you to preview paintings on her website:

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Judith Einstman had two pastels accepted into the Pastel Society of Oregon's 18th Biennial Exhibit at Umpqua College in Roseburg, Oregon.

Teresa Ficaretta is an artist in residence at The Gallery at Iona, 4125 Albermarle Street, NW, Washington, DC, from September 11, 2012 - January 4, 2013. Over 100 of Teresa’s paintings are on exhibit, and most of the paintings are pastel. The gallery is open Monday-Friday from 9-5 pm and is two blocks from the Tenleytown Metro Station on the Red Line. Information about the gallery and directions can be found at Please join Teresa at the "Meet the Artists" reception on Friday, October 19, 2012, from 5-8 pm.

Elizabeth Galloway will have an oil and pastel exhibit at the Slayton House Gallery in Columbia, Maryland. There will be a wine and cheese reception on Sunday, October 14th from 3-5 pm. The exhibit will be on display from October 11 - November 10, 2012.

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Fleur Grabow spent September painting on Sawyer Island in Maine. She loved the sense of space that comes from being on a remote stretch of coastline, as well as the craggy cliffs, pine forests, lighthouses and little harbours. Fleur visited Monhegan Island, a small island ten miles off the coast, which has inspired a wealth of American art. The first artists arrived in the 1850's, but Monhegan had its Golden Age in the early 20th century when the likes of Robert Henri, Edward Hopper and George Bellows, among others, painted there. Fleur's paintings will be shown at The Aurora Gallery, Annapolis.

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Linda Harrison-Parsons had her pastel "By My Side" accepted into the Appalachian Pastel Society Show, in Asheville, North Carolina. Linda will be part of a group show, "Fine Arts in the Valley," October 12,13,14,19, 20 & 21, from 10 to 5 pm. She will be doing a plein air demonstration with soft pastel, weather permitting, on October 12th from 9 - noon. Located at 6219 Harley Road, Middletown, MD. For more information see:

Jean Hirons’ book “Finding Your Style in Pastel” will hopefully be published in October. She has been working on it over the past two years with help from a number of MPS members. The book also features paintings from many members of MPS, as well pastelists from around the US. In addition, MPS member Elroy Williams did the design for the book. The book is self-published, using Author House publishing services. For availability, purchasing details, and more on the contents, see her website, . Jean plans to have a book signing at an upcoming MPS meeting. Jean is now teaching two classes in the DC greater area. On Mondays, she teaches a 10-week class for intermediate and advanced pastel artists at Plaza Art Supply in Rockville. On Tuesday afternoons, she teaches a class for beginning to intermediate artists at the Yellow Barn at Glen Echo. While fall classes are under way, she will be teaching again in February-March 2013. For more information, see her website, or contact her at

Joan Howe has two portraits on display between Concourses C and D at the Thurgood Marshall BWI Airport, selected by the Anne Arundel Arts Council. She also has 20 paintings showing at Paul’s Homewood Café through the end of November, and her pastel, “D.C. Cherry Blossoms” was auctioned to a lucky bidder at the annual fund-raiser for the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis.

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The upcoming show of Maureen Kammerer’s and Suzanne Farrell’s pastels, entitled "Enjoy the Moment," will have 25 paintings by each artist. Most paintings will be landscapes and architecturally interesting venues. The show’s opening is Saturday, October 27, 2012, with the reception from 4-8 pm. The show will hang until Friday, November 30th. The Frame Factory has a large and well lighted gallery space and is located at 212 Dominion Road, NE, Vienna, Va. 703.381.2350. For more information:

“You ought to be in pictures” has taken on a new meaning to well-known Pennsylvania artist, Madeleine Kelly. Five of her works of art - two oil paintings and three pastels - have been rented to hang on the walls of the set of "The Suspect," a film currently being shot in Elverson, Pennsylvania, by screenwriter/director Stuart Connelly. Kelly’s website,, was linked to a previous gallery show and got the attention of the set decorators who not only liked her work but felt it was transcending. Kelly is thrilled and excited to be a part of this unique opportunity.

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Susan E. Klinger's pastel painting "Coconut Palm II" was accepted into the Pastel Society of America’s 40th Annual Exhibition held at the National Arts Club Grand Gallery in New York City. The painting also had a pending sale. In the same series, "Coconut Palm" was accepted into the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club’s 116th Annual Exhibition, also to be held at the National Arts Club for the month of October.

Joyce Lister was juried into the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod National show in July 2012, where she won the Judge's Choice award for her painting "Nap Time". Her painting "Couch Potato" was juried into the Pastel Society of America Show at the National Arts Club in New York City. Joyce was also juried into the Connecticut Pastel Society show at the Mattatuck Museum in Watertown, Connecticut, from September 22 - November 4, the upcoming Pastel Society of North Florida show at NW Florida State College, October 28 - November 30, and the Pastel Society of New Mexico Show, which will be at EXPO New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico from November 2 - 25. The paintings for those three shows are "Athabasca Falls 1", "Waiting for Tom Sawyer", and "Athabasca Falls 3", respectively.

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Deborah Maklowski’s “Shoreline” won a Juror’s Choice Award at the Maryland Federation of Art’s 12th Annual “American Landscapes” National Juried Exhibition in Annapolis, while two of her colored pencil pieces were featured in the September issue of American Art Collector Magazine, in conjunction with the International Guild of Realism’s 7th Annual Juried Exhibition at the Jones & Terwilliger Galleries in Carmel, CA.

Penny McCrea is now showing at The Hyattstown Mill Arts Project’s 2012 Membership Exhibition, September 22-October 27, 2012. The address is 149 Hyattstown Mill Road, Hyattstown, MD, 20871. Hours are Saturday and Sunday 10-4pm. Phone number is 301-874-2452. In addition, her Sugarloaf Countryside pastels will be shown at the Countryside Artisans’ 2012 Studio Tour, October 12-14, 10-5 pm. For more information: Her studio address is 311 Tiewyan Artisans, 21700 Big Woods Road, Dickerson, MD. Phone number 301-461-1287.

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Eve Miller's painting "Dataw Island" has been accepted in the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club’s 116th Annual Open Exhibition. The exhibition is open to the public from October 2nd through October 26, 2012, at the National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, New York NY. Also, she has been juried into the Salmagundi Club as an artist member.