9 June - 2 July 2017

 WHOLE GALLERY EXHIBITION

Proudly Pastel

an exhibition of pastel works by members of the

Pastel Artists of South Australia
(PASA)

Pastel Artists of South Australia was established in 2001, and currently has about 120 members. The allure of pastels is what seduces members of PASA to relish the joy of creating artworks using pure pigments on their fingertips, allowing the colours to dance and meld on their painting surfaces. Members come together as a way to discover the joy of creating – whether it’s through attending meetings, participating in exciting exhibition opportunities, or even trips away to various locations to experience workshops with fabulous tutors.

 The society meets on the first Saturday of the month at Victor Harbor*, and on the second Saturday of the month at the Cooinda Neighbourhood Centre*, in the Marion council area. Meetings invariably feature an experienced artist who is a PASA member or a guest demonstrator who will share their technical knowledge and expertise. Members sometimes participate in mini workshops as well, allowing them to explore different ways of handing this vibrant dry medium with more experienced artists giving advice where needed. The atmosphere is very friendly and new comers and visitors are warmly welcomed.

 Pastel painting and drawing classes are not usually available at Art Schools, therefore artists who want to learn how to draw and paint with pastels often have only one option and that is to teach themselves. By joining PASA, artists can learn a great deal about using pastels and care of their finished paintings from like-minded artists, both experienced and novices

 PASA offers several two day pastel workshops each year, and occasionally organises four day live-in camps at such places as Robe and Melrose, which are very popular. These workshops are tutored by high calibre local, international and national artists such as Regina Hona, Diane Rappisi, Karol Oakley and Trevor Newman as well as many others.

 Some of the other benefits offered by Pastel Artists of South Australia to their members are: 

  • Monthly demonstrations or other learning activities in Adelaide and Victor Harbor
  • Opportunity to meet the demonstrators in person and ask questions
  • PASA has its own bi-monthly newsletter (The Dusty Dialogue) which is distributed to every member and is full of interesting articles and reports on demonstrations as well as photos of members work.
  • A discount card which allows members to purchase art materials or picture framing at special prices from leading suppliers at competitive prices
  • The opportunity to exhibit artwork at PASA exhibitions - two or three times a year
  • The opportunity for members to show their artwork to the world on the PASA website www.pastelastistsof southaustralia.org and on the Pastel Artists of South Australia Facebook page.
  • Access to the PASA library of DVD's, videos, books and magazines.

 PASA has its own bi-monthly newsletter (The Dusty Dialogue) which is distributed to members and is full of interesting articles and reports on demonstrations as well as photos of members work. Members also have access to the PASA library of DVD's, videos, books and magazines.

 *For more information contact PASA , or go to www.pastelartistsofsouthaustralia.org