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

Saturday, January 9, 2016

TXPS 2015 Show Review

Hi Members!

Thanks go out to all the artists who participated in our Texas Treasures--Annual Show!  Beautiful artwork!  Thanks also to our current Board of Directors.  You are making a difference!

The attached photos were taken the reception and awards ceremony at Coppini Academy.  The 2015 Winners are listed below:

1st:  Neka Scarbrough-Jenkins, 2nd:  Denise Beard,  3rd:  Cindy McBride,  Honorable Mentions:  Jodie Taylor and Vicki Smith. 

Congratulations to this year's winners!  Way to go!   Please check out our Facebook page too.  Current news and photos are available.  Facebook Page:  Texas Pastel Society


Left to right:  Neka, Denise, Cindy, Jodie, and Vicki
Left to right: Charles, Cindy, Jerry, Kay, Georgia and Roger

TXPS Dues are due!

Hi to all!

Yes, it's that time of year to renew our membership.  Please send your $30 check made out to Texas Pastel Society, c/o Georgia Stok, 122 Dawnview Ln, San Antonio, Tx. 78213.

Texas Pastel Society
Membership Form Shared Ideas=Inspiration
The Texas Pastel Society was formed in January 2008 to raise awareness of soft pastel art and provide group support for pastel artists in the south Texas area. Members meet several times a year to build on their pastel painting skills through demos, paint-outs, gallery/museum tours, local exhibitions, workshops, all-member shows, and juried competitions.
Requirements for membership are:
Annual Dues(Jan 1-Dec. 31): $30 for individuals no younger than 15, and volunteer on a committee when needed.
TXPS is a member of the International Association of Pastel Societies 
Name__________________________________Home phone_____________
Address_________________________________mobile #(optional)_________
City______________________________State___Zip code________ _
Please pick the committee(s) you would enjoy serving on. Thank you.
Phone committee__Refreshments__Computer__ Exhibitions__ mail-outs__Show helper__Publicity__
Mail this form with your check made out to Texas Pastel Society , c/o Georgia Stok, 122 Dawnview Ln, San Antonio, Texas 78213