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PSSD National Juried Show

3/25/20

We want to thank our president, Debbie Krentz-Johnson, for all her work to save our first national juried show. When Covid-19 closed Gallery 21, we were unable to hang this beautiful show. Under normal circumstances our esteemed Juror, Mary Aslin, would be able to judge for awards by seeing the framed work in person. Thank you, Mary, for adapting and judging the show remotely.
Here is the link to our online show. Please enjoy.

 


 


PSSD National Juried Show

3/25/20

We want to thank our president, Debbie Krentz-Johnson for all her work to save our first national juried show. When Covid-19 closed Gallery 21, we were unable to hang this beautiful show. Under normal circumstances our esteemed Juror, Mary Aslin, would be able to judge for awards by seeing the framed work in person. Thank you, Mary, for adapting and judging the show remotely.
Here is the link to our online show. Please enjoy.

 


 


PSSD takes many awards at the Fair

6/1/19




It was a big night for PSSD at the San Diego County Fair Fine Arts Show. Congratulations to those members who were accepted. There were over 2,000 entries and only 640 pieces made the cut. As the awards were being read during the artists' reception, familiar faces walked by to receive their awards. Glen received Best of Show and Anita Plaks received the Vera Sickenger Award.

People and Animals
Glen Maxion
Glen Maxion
HM Ray Fedorchak 
       Anita Colet Plaks 
       Glen Maxion
       Karen Adams Howard

Land/Cityscapes, Still Life, Florals 
Glen Maxion 
Christine Bowman 
3 Karen Adams Howard
HM  Julianne B. Ricksecker
        Doris Bertch 
        Terri McMurray

Drawing - Black and White 
HM Debbie Krentz Johnson

 


 


Margaret demos for NCSFA

3/17/19

















Margaret Larlham, you were the perfect PSSD member to share "painting with pastels" with the members North County Society of Fine Art. Terri, Doris, Sharon, Peter, Sylvia and I loved your demo. That blue made for a grand finale! Well done!!!

 


 


Pastel Guild of Europe Open Online Competition

1/22/19

Wow! A huge congratulations to member Margaret Larlham for her 2nd place win in Landscape and first place in Abstract in the PGE online competition. 

 


 


2018 Art Walk

8/12/18

Congratulations to Debbie Krentz-Johnson, Susan Mae Hull, Cheryl Revell, Margaret Larlham and Linda Fae Reyes for surviving the heat and representing the PSSD in the 2018 Art Walk at Liberty Station.  You put on a beautiful display of pastel art.

 


 


2018 San Diego County Fair Fine Arts and Small image shows

6/10/18

Our members showed off their talent in the 2018 San Diego County Fair Fine Arts and Small image shows. In the People and Animal category, Glen Maxion received the 1st place ribbon, Linda Reyes, Ray Fedorchak and Karen Howard received Honorable Mention Ribbons.
In the Pastel Land/cityscapes, Still Life and Floral category it was Debbie Krentz Johnson, 1st place, Ron Morris, 3rd place, with Barbara Peterson and Christine Bowman taking home honorable mention.
As if those were not enough honors for our group, three of our members took home ribbons in yesterday's small image show. Dianna Prout, 1st, Doris Bertch, 2nd, and Barbara Peterson, 3rd in the Pastel/Drawing category.
Here are photos from yesterday. Betty Johnsen, Carol McClure, Barb Peterson and Carolyn Teincuff waiting for the awards to be announced. The second photo has our small image award winners.
A big shout out to Kate, Kathy and Shea (the fabulous Art Divas) for another wonderful summer of art at the Fair.

 


 


Richard McKinley Workshop

3/31/18

Last week, members spent three days with Richard McKinley, painting plein air. They experienced great weather and produced some outstanding pastel paintings. Members in attendance were Christine Bowman, Susan Mae Hull, Doris Bertch, Sharon Ford, Cheryl Revell, Sylvia Hatcher and Debbie Krentz Johnson.

 


 


Phebe Burnham makes the news

3/28/18

Member, Phebe Burnham, was interviewed for a segment on tonight's chanel 8 news. http://www.cbs8.com/story/37833501/97-year-old-descanso-artist-is-very-colorful

 


 


Margaret and Glen make the Richeson75 final

10/28/17

Congratulations, Margaret Larlham and Glen Maxion. They have made it to the 2017 Richeson75 finals for portraits and figures. http://richeson75.com/pages/portrait/2017/index.html

 


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