Monday, April 21, 2008

Spring 2008 Paint Out

Pastel Society of Tampa Bay Spring 2008 Paint Out

Come and join us and have a day full of pastel painting and camaraderie

Plein Air Painting Day at John Chesnut Sr. Park (formerly Brooker Creek Park)
May 17th, Saturday 9 am to 3 pm
Bring your own bag lunch

This 255-acre Pinellas County park is located on the Eastern Shore of Lake Tarpon on East Lake Road, 2 miles north of Tampa Road or 5 miles south of Keystone Road.

Meeting Minutes

April 17, 2008

The third meeting of the Pastel Society of Tampa Bay (2007-2008) was held at the Montage Gallery in Dunedin. President, Gail Gamble, started the meeting with announcements.
Saturday, May 17, we will meet from 9am to 3pm at the entrance to John Chesnut Sr. Park (formerly Brooker Creek Park) for a day of plein-air painting. Remember to bring your lunch.
When we start meeting again in the fall, we will have a PAINT AROUND with groups of five people working on each others painting and rotating every 20 minutes. Karen Baker brought the idea from the Southwest Pastel Society.
Lastly we discussed the need for new officers for 2008-2009. Virginia LaTourrette suggested that we rotate through the positions to keep a flow of information going. With this idea in mind we discussed the board and asked for volunteers at the end of the meeting.

Then Mary Louise Pollock introduced the owner of Montage Gallery, Dana Rizzuto. He had prepared a handout for each person explaining proper framing. His talk was helpful and informative.

During refreshments we were able to create a slate of officers and committee chairs for next year. If any one would like to add their name to the list please email Gail Gamble at by May 5, 2008.

Past President Gail Gamble
President Mary Louise Pollock
Vice President Virginia LaTourrette
Secretary Cathy Morgan
Treasurer Karen Baker
Advisor Brooke Allison
Programs Anneke Hulstein and Gretchen Patrick
Exhibitions Lynn Vaughn chair
Hospitality Sidelle Freifeld

Respectfully submitted by Mary Louise Pollock

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Pastel Society of America 36th annual exhibition

Check for the prospectus for the Pastel Society of America.

The Pastel Society of Tampa Bay gives and award every year.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Pastel Society of Tampa Bay Plein Air Day

Pastel Society of Tampa Bay
Plein Air Painting Day at Brooker Creek Park
May 17th, Saturday 9 am to 3 pm
More details to follow

April Meeting - Framing Pastels

Dear Pastelists; We had a busy February with our 2 shows and meeting, rested in March, and now we've regrouped and are ready to go again for our last 2 activities of the year!

Date of Meeting: April 17th, 2008 at 7:30 pm

A lot of you have expressed an interest in Framing Techniques for Pastels. Dana, the owner of Montage Gallery, will present a program on this subject. Get rid of dirty mats for good and and learn how to present your artwork in a professional manner. Besides custom framing, Dana has developed a method to produce standard frames for pastelists and he will show you how to inset your work.

Montage Gallery is at 2194 Main Street, Suite D, Dunedin. They are located 1 block west of Belcher on the north side of Main St. (St Rd. 580).

Hope to see you there.