Some of you may have noticed that we have changed the access to the Scribbler. When you click on the Scribbler banner you will no longer get directly to the newest Scribbler but to a menu which lists all available Scribblers. Then just click on the one you want to read. Of course we will announce the publication of a new Scribbler on our website. You can also store an RSS-feed in your browser to get an alert everytime the PGE launches a new article on the front-page. This will also include the scribbler-banner change event. Our webmaster explained to us computer dummies that hiding content is only possible if the content is linked to a page/category that is "non-public". We hope that this is not too inconvenient.


Last year, the board decided to change the payment system for the member fees. Where everyone had different payment dates depending on when they had joined the PGE, we now use January 31st as the payment date for all members. The fees for last year have been adjusted as you probably have noticed. This will significantly reduce the amount of work for the treasurer! Please note that the old recurring Paypal subscriptions for PGE DO NOT WORK any more!

The yearly fee is 15€ for Apprentice members and 30€ for Journeyer members. Members who haven't paid their fees until the end of March will be blocked and won't be able to access the PGE member menu after March, 31, 2017.

How to pay your member fees:


Our guest judge Suzanne Godbout has chosen the winner of our Winter 'Get Dusty'. It is Martina Zingler with 'Winter Blues'; congratulations! Martina wins a box of Unison pastels. 

In second place is Judy Tate with 'Towards Poole' and in third place Elisabeth Blass with 'In the evening glow'.

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New Orleans artist Carol Peebles is a successful and sought after American portrait painter and teacher.  Her work has been shown in renowned international art shows. Her exquisitely sensitive portraits reflect the technical and emotional skills she has honed in the 25 years she has devoted to her art. Her early years of formal training at the University of New Orleans, BA, Penn State, MFA, and the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts were enhanced by extensive traveling and working abroad. In 2009, Carol founded her own drawing atelier, the Blue Easel Club. Her goal is to teach people how to draw from life as an antidote to the isolating effects advancing technologies are having on society. For more information about Carol, visit her website


A pastel painter since 1995, Canadian artist Suzanne Godbout combines her own professional career with teaching, demonstrations, conferences, and workshops in order to spread the renaissance of the pastel media, its materials and its techniques. 

Her work has been shown in many exhibitions in America, Europe, Russia and China and has been awarded many prizes. Developing her work from observation, her favorite subjects are still life and landscape. 

President of the Pastel Society of Eastern Canada from 2005 to 2011, she has studied with several great French and American masters. She has exhibited in Giverny, France many time and her work has been featured in Pratique des Arts magazine in 2016.