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!