Friday, August 4, 2017


"Sydnie", 14"x 11", Pastel, by Gaye Sekula

Sydnie is the daughter of one of the members of my portrait group. This was her first time to model. She did a great job!

Friday, July 21, 2017

TPS Summer Update

TPS Summer Update

Good News for the Summer . . . we have two-- TPS art shows lined up, a Fall Art Demo in September planned, and an updated blogspot for the Texas Pastel Society!  

  • ART SHOWS for Members:
Courtyard Cafe, 7600 Eckert Rd., SA--Aug/Sept 2017.  I'm extending the deadline till July 28th.  I can accept more members into this show.  If you are interested, please email either Kay, our secretary, or me.  Thanks!

San Antonio Home and Garden Show, Alamodome, Sept. 29 & 30 and Oct. 1st.  I can take a few more artists for this show as well.  Your deadline for participating is Sept. 9th.  There will be a small fee of $25 for this show.  

  • FALL Kick-off ART DEMO:
Saturday, Sept. 9th, 10:30 to 12:30, pastel art demo and meeting, followed by lunch

Gaye Sekula, artist and NBAL art instructor, will be creating a pastel painting for us on Sept. 9th.  We will be meeting at the Coppini Academy of Fine Arts, our art home, 115 Melrose Pl., San Antonio.  The meeting will be first, followed by the art demo.  Lunch will follow at the cafe across from Coppini.  It's also a time for all of us to catch up and to socialize! 
  • TPS News--Staying Informed with our updated Blogspot and Facebook
Gaye Sekula, new member and September's demo artist, has graciously volunteered to update and maintain our TPS blogspot.  Stay current with our organization's news.  Thanks, Gaye!  


Also, here's the link for our TPS Facebook page:

Hope you're having a creative and fun summer!  If you have news that you want to share, please forward it to our Secretary Kay or me.  I've been posting artwork from our members on our Facebook page; it's been well-received . . . lots of LIKES!  If you have artwork you'd like to share, please email it to Kay or me.  Thanks!

Stay inspired!
Cindy Morawski
Texas Pastel Society, President

Friday, July 14, 2017

Congratulations to Jerry Henkener!

1st place in Drawing Media was awarded to Jerry A. Henkener 
for "Goliad Massacre"
 Texas Special Show at the New Braunfels Art League. 
The judge commented, "Great Tones, wonderful highlights confident strokes, Great Shading."

Monday, July 10, 2017

TXPS Summer News

Hi Texas Pastel Society Members!

Hope you're having a great summer!  Here's a news update for the summer.  I'm working on additional--TPS Member Art Shows for August and September.  Hope you'll read on.  Thanks!

  • Members Art Shows:  1.)  Courtyard Cafe, Aug./ Sept.--Art Show/Exhibit at a San Antonio Restaurant --(We'll have a reception for this show.)  2.)  2017 San Antonio Home & Garden Show--Featured Artists-- Art Booth & Exhibit--(I've already paid a $100 deposit for this show.)  This will take place Sept. 29, 30, and Oct. 1.  
*Please sign up through me.  Email: or Call:  Studio--210.522.0706.  I can provide more details later if you are interested.  I need a response for both shows no later than July 10th.  There will be a limit of 10 members per show.   Thanks!
  • IAPS'12~~Connie Burkhardt, Vicki Smith, Denise Beard, and I attended the IAPS convention in Albuquerque, NM, this month.  Photos are available on our Facebook page.  Lots of inspiration, art demos, classes, and supplies through the trade show!  New Braunfels Artist--Rita Kirkman taught a workshop and her artwork was on the cover of the Art Exhibition catalog.  Way to go, Rita! (I also attached a photo from IAPS.)
  • I'm featuring our members' artwork on our TPS Facebook page.  So far, I have spotlighted Connie Burkhardt, Barbara Gadsby, and Tom Beasley.  Please send me your images with titles, sizes, etc.  I will post them on our page this summer to promote you and your pastel artwork.  
  • I am currently working on putting together a nominations committee for new 2018 Board Members.  The following officer positions will be open:  President and Treasurer.  If you would like to volunteer or have a suggestion, please let me know.  Gaye Sekula, a new member, has volunteered to replace Kay Brooks for our secretary.  Our TPS election will take place in November 2017.  BIG Thanks!

Please stay in touch.  If you have art news, please send it to Kay Brooks and she can forward it to our members.  

Stay inspired!
Cindy Morawski, 
President, Texas Pastel Society

TXPS blog will soon be up again!

Hi to all!

The blog is being worked on and will soon be providing updated information.

Stay tuned!  Happy painting!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Fall Kick-Off Event!

Please mark your calendars for the Texas Pastel Society's Fall Kick-off Event on Sunday, September 11th, 2016.  Susan Carlin, master artist, will be featured in a pastel portrait art demo at Coppini Fine Art Academy, our current art home on Melrose Avenue near Trinity University, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. following lunch at 1:00 p.m. --across the street from Coppini.  We will also have a general meeting so that we can meet and greet, plus get caught up on our new art events for 2016-2017.  

*Note:  This year our events will be on Sundays at Coppini.  That will be a change from the past.  

No reservation required for lunch. We'll meet at Coppini and walk to the restaurant.  It's close by.  Hope you'll join us in September.  We're going to have a GREAT year!

Cindy Morawski
Texas Pastel Society, President

Friday, May 20, 2016

Texas Pastel at the Bijou

Still time to see the wonderful pastel art show at the Bijou Theatre Lobby.  It will run through May, invite family and friends.  If not planning on a movie, you may tell them that you just wish to see the art show, they will let you in.  Lots of great art!

The Bijou is located at Wonderland Mall(formerly Crossroads), corner 410 and Fredericksburg Rd.


Tuesday, April 5, 2016

TXPS April Announcements

  •  Our valued TXPS board member, friend, and artist~~Roger Snyder~~passed away Sunday, April 3, 2016.  He has been our excellent Secretary for several years.  The funeral arrangements are private.  If you'd like to send a card, here is the family address:  Sondra Snyder (wife),  2051 Belvedere Ct., New Braunfels, TX  78130.  Please also look for our posts about Roger and his artwork on our TXPS blogspot and on our Facebook page.  He will be remembered fondly.  Our deepest sympathy goes out to his family.  
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  • Our April TXPS event is this Saturday, April 9th.  Here's the agenda:
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  1. Framing Demonstration at 10 a.m. Harold's Framing, 2743 Roosevelt, San Antonio
  2. Lunch at 11:30 a.m., Bobbie's Cafe, 6728 S. Flores, San Antonio
  3. Plein Air Painting/Paint-out, Mission San Jose, 6701 San Jose Drive, San Antonio (off Roosevelt and Mission Roads), 1 to 3 p.m., bring along your art set-up and supplies and wear comfortable clothes and shoes

Please feel free to attend any or all of Saturday's activities.  Also, please don't forget that if you have signed up for the Bijou Members Art Show, we will be hanging on May 1st.  Hope to see you this Saturday!  ~~Cindy Morawski

Monday, April 4, 2016

Sad News from the Texas Pastel Society

With a heavy heart we must let you know that our friend and fellow artist, Roger Snyder has passed away.

We extend our deepest sympathy to his wife, Sondra and family.  He will be dearly missed by all.

Roger served as our secretary and did a fine job, always ready to help.

Further  information will be forthcoming.  Condolences may be sent to 2051 Belvedere Ct., New Braunfels, Texas 78130.

We also wish to extend our condolences to our fellow member, Angelita Ortega, whose mother passed away recently.

Your loved ones touched many and enriched us all.  What a wonderful legacy.

Monday, February 1, 2016

TXPS February Kick-Off Meeting!

Hi TXPS Members!

Happy 2016!  The Texas Pastel Society wants to kick off the New Year with a meeting, art demo, and lunch on the first Saturday, February 6, 2016, 10:30 to 1:00 p.m. at this year's home base--Coppini Academy of Fine Arts, 115 Melrose Pl., San Antonio.  Our general meeting will include our spring plans and art show.  The art demo features local master pastel artist, Jeannette Cuevas.  Two of her paintings are included below.  Meeting is free for all members and $3.00 for nonmembers. We'll also finish with a nearby cafĂ© lunch.  Hope you'll join us.  

Two final things, please renew your 2016 membership with TXPS as soon as possible.  Membership renewals can be done at our February meeting or through the mail with membership chairwoman, Georgia Stok.  Thanks!  Members, please check out our Facebook page.  News and updates, plus artwork are available and current.  If you want something added to our Facebook page, just email or Facebook a message.  Cindy Morawski~~

Happy Painting!
See Jeannette's work at