"We organized the Shreveport Pastel Society after a workshop with Mr. Alan Flattmann of New Orleans, a nationally known pastelist in 2005. He has written two book on Pastels. Many of our members have taken workshops with other nationally recognized pastelists, as Bob Rohm, Kitty Wallis (who markets one of our favorites--Wallis Pastel Paper), Maggie Price, Elaine Leedy, Susan Ogilvite, etc. Most of us paint in other media as oils, watercolors, and acrylics and are members of other organizations as Shreveport Art Club, Hoover Watercolor Society, Woodlands and Conroe Art Leagues, TX, etc.
At the moment we have 16 members active; and 8 on the inactive list. We subscribe to Pastel Journal, The Artist Magazine, The Artist Magazine UK, Southwest Art, Art of the West, etc.
We do not have competitions; we do not put limitations on the artists as to size and subject matter. We like to
We generally do 3 or 4 shows per year in various venues, such as East Bank Gallery-Bossier, The Glen, Heritage Manor, Blue Moon Gallery--Magnolia, AR, libraries, etc. Many of us have web sites to view and sell our art work. Some use facebook pages to show their work.
We have some who do portraits on commission and those who paint landscapes, still life, wild life, animals, birds, etc. Some do animal portraits on commission.
We have a membership application form and we vote on new members with the submission of that and 3 digital photos sent to BRushing3@comcast.net. We have about one meeting per year.
Pastel painting is our passion!!!! "