Application for Membership of The Pastel Society  

  • •    Applicants would need to have submitted and shown a minimum of two works for two
         consecutive years at the Pastel Society Annual Exhibition so that Members are aware of the
         quality of their work.
    •    They would then be in a position to be considered for Membership the following year and
         may contact the Membership Secretary and ask to be put forward as an Applicant for
         Membership.
         (5 attempts may be made to obtain membership)
    •   They will then be asked to submit works for the next Annual Exhibition.
         A portfolio of supporting works and sketch books to be displayed at the AGM of the current
         year will be requested following Selection.
    •    Election is by a sealed majority vote of all members present at the AGM which takes place
         at the close of the annual exhibition or during the Private View Day.
    •   The applicant will be informed in writing of the result of this vote.
    •    A fee of £25 is payable when a portfolio is requested.
    •    For any questions or queries please contact the Membership Secretary Brian Plummer.
         Telephone: 020 8888 6122

     

             Note

             •    Members are entitled to show 5 works at the annual exhibition subject to the veto of the
                  Selection or Hanging Committee.
             •    Members must pay an annual subscription.
             •    It is expected that members will play a positive part in the maintenance and development
                  of the society.
             •    Members of The Pastel Society are expected to exhibit with the society on a regular
                  basis.

Call for Entries

Featured Artist

Margaret Glass
Sunlit Canal

 ' Sunlit Canal  '
by
Margaret Glass

Margaret Glass PS

Biographical Details:

1950 Born on 13 April
1970 Started to regularly exhibit at Provences.
Paintings accepted into the open exhibitions of the Royal Society of Marine Artists, Pastel Society, Society of Women Artists and Royal Academy
1975 Elected an Associate Member of the Societe des Artists Francais
1980 Elected a Member of the Pastel Society
1984 Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
1986 Elected a Member of the Societe des Pastellistes de France
1991 Invited to teach in Paris for the Societe des Pastellistes de France
1992 Awarded the title Maitre Pastellist
1993 Elected Vice President of the Societe des Pastellistes de France (UK)

Artist’s Statement

Light has always facinated Margaret. A landscape transformed by the sunsire or light reflected on water inspire her to paint. In her work she wants to point to god the creator, and for people to stop ad wonder at the beauty all around us.

Societies:

Member – The Pastel Society.

Other Societies:

MEMBER SOCIETE des PASTELLISTES de FRANCE

Method of Working:

Margaret works in both pastels and oils. Her pastel technique is the same as the oil painting process, working from dark to light. She paints on abrasive paper that enables me to build up layers of pastel without overloading the tooth of the paper. She sees this as a painting medium rather than a drawing medium that uses line with colour. In her oils she rarely uses any medium, working thin to thick and painting wet on wet. She works from life or from photographs as our weather is so unpredictable! She tends not to sketch first but work immediately on the painting, solving problems as she goes.

Awards:

W H Patterson Prize, Pastel Society, 2002 and 2006

Other Exhibitions:

2006 Featured Artist, Festival International du Pastel, Feytiat, France
1999 Guest Exhibitor, Salon National du Pastel, Paris, France
1996 ‘Solo Exhibition of Oils’, Phoenix Gallery, Lavenham, Suffolk
1996 ‘Solo Exhibition’, City Gallery, London
1989 ‘Solo Exhibition’, Paris, France
1983- Regular solo exhibitions at Phoenix Gallery, Lavenham, Suffolk
1982 ‘Solo Exhibition’, Buffalo, New York, USA

Publications:

Various articles over the years for ‘The Artist’, ‘Leisure Painter’ and ‘Pastel International’. I have also contributed illustrations of my work and painting technique in various ‘how to paint’ publications.

Website:

 http://www.margaretglass.com/ 

     


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