The Pastel Society Annual Show 2016

The Pastel Society Annual Exhibition 2016 will be Sponsored by Derwent

[Download] The E-Invite for the 2016 Annual Exhibition of the Pastel Society.

Exhibition Dates

The Pastel Society (PS) Annual Exhibition 2016.

Pre-submission opens: Monday 3 August 2015, 12 noon http://www.mallgalleries.org.uk/call-for-entries/open-exhibitions/pastel-society

Pre-submission closes: Friday 6 November, 12 noon Pre-selection notification: Friday 13 November, 12 noon 
 
Receiving: Saturday 9 January 2016, 10-5 
Selection: Monday 11 January 
Acceptance notification: Tuesday 12 January, 12 noon 
Unaccepted collection: Thursday 14 January, 10-5 

Private View: Monday 22 February, 2-8 Exhibition open: Tuesday 23 February

Art Event: Tuesday 1st March 6pm until 9pm

Exhibition closes: Saturday 5 March, 3pm 

Unsold collection: Thursday 10 March, 10-5 

Please note all submission will be digitally Pre-Selected. If Pre-Selected then works must be handed in on the Receiving Day. Submission Fee £15 per work, payable at the time of submitting online, or £10 per work for artists age 35 or under.

The Pastel Society seeks the best in contemporary pastel, combining traditional skills with creative originality.

Acceptable media

Pastels, oil pastels, charcoal, pencil, conté, sanguine, or any dry media.

ConditionsMaximum of six works submitted. 
Maximum of four works selected.
Minimum price: £300.

Awards & Prizes

Numerous prizes and awards are available to win including the Derwent Sponsor’s Award. 

'The Alfred Teddy Smith and Zsuzsi Roboz Award' for £5000

The Zsuzsi Roboz Prize is an award to recognise Zsuzsi’s enormous contribution to draughtsmanship, to be awarded at the Pastel Society Annual Exhibition. Zsuzsi Roboz was distinguished member of the Pastel Society who died in 2012.
This award was bequeathed in Trust and will be awarded to a young artist, under the age of 35 years, for their traditional skills, used in an original way. All subject matter will be considered.The Judges will be encouraged to award the Prize to the artist, submitting through the open entry to the exhibition, who demonstrates a particular excellence in draughtsmanship and innovative thought.Pastels, oil pastels, charcoal, pencil, conté, sanguine, or any dry media are all acceptable.

New Award from Unison Colour. 

'For 2016 a new exciting Award from Unison Colour. £1500 will be awarded to a young artist under the age of 35 years, working in soft pastel. This award celebrates the use of soft pastel as a primary medium and is being awarded to encourage young artists to work with this inspiring medium'

To view all Pastel Society Awards go to the Awards page of the website.

Featured Artist

Cheryl Culver
Rushing towards the Lake

 ' Rushing Towards the Lake '
by 
Cheryl Culver

 

Cheryl Culver PPPS RBA

Biographical Details:

Studied Fine Art at Leicester College of Art & Design. After graduating she spent 18 months in Mauritius with the International Voluntary Service as an artist. On her return to England she established a partnership working in property renovation and interior design using her skills to produce the architectural drawings and artists impressions of projects undertaken.

In 1982 she formed a business in conjunction with her sister, a silversmith, working closely with her producing a range of etched brass bowls, door plates etc. A bowl produced by them was accepted by the Victoria & Albert Museum for its permanent collection.

In 1990 in commemoration of the evacuation of Dunkirk she produced a Limited Edition of 150 pairs of brass etched coasters. Edition No. 2 was presented by her at the opening of the Dunkirk Exhibition in Dover to Winston Churchill MP grandson of the late Sir Winston Churchill. Edition No. 3 was presented to Major General Ramsay son of the late Admiral Ramsay who masterminded the Dunkirk Evacuation in 1940. Edition No. 1 was accepted by H.R.H Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh.

Cheryl lives in Sandwich where she has a custom built studio in her garden. Quiet unspoilt places are her inspiration and she shares these with her English Setter and her sketch book.

In June 2003 she was elected as a member of the Royal Society of British Artists and in March 2004 was elected a member of the Pastel Society.

Her work has been exhibited throughout the UK.

Personal Statement:

I am a landscape painter because the countryside is the place where I feel most at ease. I do feel it is possible to have a spiritual connection with the natural world, and I hope that my paintings reflect this. My work has always been about ‘how it feels’ rather than ‘how it looks’.

It is good to be humbled by nature and what better than a vast and powerful landscape or a mighty oak tree to do just that. Mankind needs to learn his place in the grand scheme of things. We have an amazing world around us, which survives in spite of all we do to destroy it. If one painting can communicate some of this magic, then a miracle has occurred. On another level, the natural world has its own symmetry. To me, as an artist, it is a matter of following the rules of that symmetry, and the painting will create its own conviction without the aid of photographic realism.

To draw the landscape is the point of contact. It is the most important part of the process --- the catalyst for the final work.

Awards:

‘Willi Hoffman-Guth Award for Colour and Light’, Pastel Society

The Brian Sinfield Gallery Award.

The Henri Roché Pastel Award.

The Girault Pastel Award St Aulaye France. (One work purchased for the Pastel Museum St Aulaye)

Publications:

The Artist’, March/April 2009

Featured Artist, ‘Pastel Journal’, USA, December 2008
‘The Artist’, December 2002

The Artists Magazine December 2002 *

The Pastel Journal, Cincinatti USA December 2008

The Artist Magazine March/April 2009 *

The Artist Magazine March 2010 *

Pratique des Arts Feature article October 2010

The Artist Magazine September, October and November 2010 *

The Leisure Painter 2011

The Artist Magazine January, February and March 2012 *

Kent Life February 2012

Artists & Illustrators July 2012.

The Artist Magazine September 2013. *

‘Green Art: Trees, Roots and Leaves’ by E. Ashley Rooney

Published by Schiffer Publishing USA. 2013

The Artist Magazine Summer Edition 2014. *

Pure Color 2 to be published Summer 2017

(* Articles created and written by Cheryl)

Contact Details:

Address: 9 Stone Cross Lees, Sandwich Kent CT13 0BZ

Tel: +44(0)1304 619921

Mobile: 07738 661584

e.mail:cherylculver@btinternet.com

www.cherylculverpaintings.co.uk

     


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