Christine di Mauro is an American pastel artist from Bohemia, New York. She is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America. Christine has won numerous awards with her still lifes and portraits.

Themes for summer and autumn 2016

 PGE Members-join in the fun and whip up some dust, painting for our monthly pastel challenge!

‘Get Dusty’ is a competition for pastel artists of all levels, organized by PGE members for PGE members on a monthly basis.

.June

Category: Portrait/Figure

"A face with a story to tell"

Closing date : 25th June 2016

July & August

Category: Free choice!

Closing date: 25th of the month

 

The winner of the first place is Dorothea Schulz with her painting "Lilacs"

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Jude Tolar PSA holds a psychology degree from Oklahoma State University. Art followed her, though, and led her to a graphic design and illustration career. She also wrote and illustrated children’s books. 

Our first real life PGE meeting came and went; and what fun we had! Although we were only a small group, there was a lot of information exchange, some great demos and new techniques and practical tips to digest. Many thanks to board member Dolores Saul for organizing this event so professionally. We also thank UART, PanPastel and Schmincke for their gifts of paper, pastels and tools.