Central Texas Pastel Society

Central Texas PASTEL Society

Central Texas Pastel Society

Central Texas PASTEL Society


Artist: Margaret Bradburn
Artist: Margaret Bradburn

Events

12/14/2019

Potluch Holiday Brunch

10am - 2pm

Verde Vista Amenity Center, 120 Clubhouse Drive, Georgetown, 78628

Event Details

12/14/2019

Potluch Holiday Brunch

CTPS Members will celebrate the season with a potluck holiday brunch.


Please bring a brunch dish to share!


Questions, contact janecopeland47@gmail.com or 512-627-1179.


Open "12.14.2019-CTPS-Holiday-Brunch-Flyer.pdf" 

10am - 2pm

Verde Vista Amenity Center, 120 Clubhouse Drive, Georgetown, 78628

1/18/2020

CTPS Chapter Meeting

9:30am - 12pm

Georgetown Library, Friendship Room

Event Details

1/18/2020

CTPS Chapter Meeting

Guest speaker: Earl Nottingham

Topic:  Composing Photographs for Better Paintings 

About the speaker:  Texas Parks and Wildlife photographer, earl.nottingham@gmail.com 

Location: Georgetown Library, Friendship Room

Challenge Painting Theme:  We will all use the same subject matter but make it our own! (Jan to provide the photo.) 

Share your work with other CTPS members based on the theme shown above!

9:30am - 12pm

Georgetown Library, Friendship Room

2/1-3/31/2020

CTPS Annual Membership Exhibition & Competition

Lost Pines Art Center, 1204 Chestmut St., Bastrop, TX 78602

Event Details

2/1-3/31/2020

CTPS Annual Membership Exhibition & Competition

CTPS Annual Membership Exhibition & Competition will occur February 1-March 31, 2020 at the Lost Pines Art Center.


View the details and entry requirements for the exhibition & competition.


Important dates:

January 10, 2020: Deadline for receipt of entries.

February 1, 2020: Hand delivery of artwork.

March 6, 2020: Reception and awards ceremony.

Lost Pines Art Center, 1204 Chestmut St., Bastrop, TX 78602

2/15/2020

CTPS Chapter Meeting

9:30am - 12pm

Georgetown Library, Friendship Room

Event Details

2/15/2020

CTPS Chapter Meeting

In this meeting we will depart from our normal chapter meeting activities. 


Art Supply Garage Sale

Bring art supplies, art books, or other items that you would be pleased to sell  to fellow CTPS members.


Critique Group

Those of us in a critique group can vouch for the effectiveness of this practice! So, bring a painting in progress or completed piece for which you would like some constructive advice from your peers. Don't be surprised if you receive more praise than advice!

9:30am - 12pm

Georgetown Library, Friendship Room

2/21-2/23/2020

Liz Haywood Sullivan Workshop

9:00am - 4:00pm

Allen R. Baca Center

Event Details

2/21-2/23/2020

Liz Haywood Sullivan Workshop

Date: February 21-23, 2020


This workshop is now full!


Workshop information and Supply List

Location: Allen R. Baca Center, 301 W. Bagdad Avenue, Building 2, Round Rock, Texas 78664 

9:00am - 4:00pm

Allen R. Baca Center

More Events

Opportunities/Member Happenings

"Dancing Susans", Esther Jones

Opportunities

PSST "Art of the Pastel"  | October 19-November 16 | More information on the PSST Website 

Sun City Visual Arts | 3 venues | Exhibition Calendar available to download


Member Happenings

 Big Little Art Show | One of our CTPS Critique Groups will show works at the Round Rock Library | 12/1/2019-1/1/2020 | Open "12.1-12.31-The-Big-Little-Art-Show.pdf" for more information

Joyce West | Showing at The Legacy | March 2020


Our Focus

Our Focus

Focus on arts in schools  CTPS is a non-profit organization whose goals include support of the arts in our schools. We strive to raise awareness of our artwork with the purpose of raising funds for those efforts.  

Grand Canyon, Holly Read

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Focus on our members  The majority of the images in this site are produced by our members. We support our membership in optimizing their potential as artists...whether they choose to be hobbyists or professionals. 

Life Boat, Chuck Roush, 8x10

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Focus on pastel as a media  We promote pastel painting in an effort to elevate it as a recognized media.  We foster this recognition  by participation in art shows and exhibitions as well as organizing workshops, programs, and painting opportunities.

faqs

Coy Koi, Alora Johns

What is CTPS?

CTPS is the Central Texas Pastel Society, a non-profit organization that raises awareness of pastel through promotion of, and engaging in, art shows and exhibitions. Additionally, CTPS supports its membership through workshops, programs, artist demonstrations, and pastel painting opportunities. Ultimately, CTPS strives to assist its members in optimizing their artistic potential, whether they choose to be a hobbyist or a professional.

does ctps support art in the schools?

Yes! Each year, CTPS supports art in the schools. Historically, CTPS has sponsored scholarships for children to attend summer art camps as well as donating art supplies and books to schools and libraries in the community.

when does ctps meet?

Generally, CTPS meets the 3rd Saturday of the month unless otherwise noted in the "Events" section on the homepage of this website. Details of when the CTPS meets:

  • Date: 3rd Saturday of each month, September through May (Check "Events" for date changes.)
  • Time: 9:30am until Noon (Check "Events" for time changes.)
  • Location: Georgetown Library, "Friendship Room" (2nd Floor), 402 W 8th Street, Georgetown, TX 78626. (Check "Events" for location changes.)

Is CTPS a member of iaps?

Yes, CTPS is a member of the International Association of Pastel Societies.

do i have to be a member to attend a meeting?

You may attend a meeting and decide if it is for you. We think you will do so because it is a fun and enthusiastic membership! 


Each meeting has a simple format - news about opportunities for showing our art, workshops being hosted by CTPS or by other organizations, and general discussions and knowledge sharing about best practices. Following this part of the meeting, a demonstration is given on various topics from pastel painting techniques to marketing tips.


If you are ready to sign-up today, click on the JOIN link in the top menu. 

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We meet at the Georgetown Library, Friendship Room

402 W 8th St, Georgetown, Texas 78626, United States