Our next online meeting & demonstration

will be held on Monday night 1 June 2020 at 7:30pm

with Penelope Gilbert-Ng demonstrating a Portrait in pastel via the Zoom app

Members have been sent an email with a link to register. Please do this before 29 May 2020.

Caroline Lewallen will announce the winners of the monthly online Eckersley’s Members’ Encouragement Award early in the meeting and then Penelope will commence her demonstration.

A big thank you to Ben Winspear!

Ben sold the painting from our May demonstration

and has donated half of the proceeds to our Society. Ben was also instrumental in helping us to set up our first online demonstration and we  appreciate his assistance very much.

Ben’s demo was held on Monday 4 May 2020.

We are monitoring the current situation

The PSVA Committee has decided to continue with our online Monthly Meetings & Demonstrations as well as our online EME Awards for the time being. We will continue to review the situation on a month -to-month basis.

So for now,  all PSVA ‘face-to face’ events are on hold. This includes Art-In-Action, Workshops, and Paint-Outs. We believe the well being and safety of our members & the community is our top priority and that this decision is in everyone’s best interest.

We will continue to monitor this evolving health situation and will keep you informed of any further developments or changes to our Program via email.

Pastel Society of Victoria, Australia's Facebook Group

Members can still look forward to your VicPastel News magazine sent out bi-monthly as well as demonstrations online via Zoom and our monthly EME Awards being held online.  You may also like to stay in touch through our Facebook Group and PSVA on Instagram @pastelsocietyvictoria

Refunds will be arranged for payments already made for Art-In-Action and Stephic Clark’s Workshop. In order to receive your refund, please contact Kerryn on email at kerrynyoungpsva@gmail.com and ensure that you include your Bank details : Account Name, BSB and Account Number, so that Kerryn can transmit the funds direct to your account.

Our Eckersley’s Members’ Encouragement (EME) Awards are back

Peter Fielding won 2nd place in the Advanced section on 4 May 2020

We are now conducting them online

Basically, the format remains the same. Here’s what you do :

  1. Take a hi-resolution photo of your painting
  2. Take a photo of yourself and your painting together (or if you can’t do that, then one of yourself)
  3. Identify the category you want to enter.
  4. Then email your 2 hi-resolution pics and your category to info@vicpastel.com.au.

The paintings will be uploaded to our EME Awards Entries webpage and members will be asked to vote via email.

Details on how to enter & vote are available on the EME Awards webpage and further instructions will be sent to members each month via email, on when to submit paintings and when to vote.


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Calendar for Artists

While we all have more time in our studios, perhaps you may find this a good resource for shows that are available to enter

Calendar for Artists | Pastel Society of Victoria, Australia

An artist’s resource where you can find information about upcoming Art Competitions, Art Awards and Art Prizes.

Their website is at https://calendarforartists.com