Pastel Society of South Carolina
Promoting the Fine Art of Pastel

Past Events

14 Jan 2023 PSSC General Meeting Category: Other Venue: ZOOM
10:45 am attend PSSC ZOOM General Meeting
11:00 am demo by International Award Winning Pastel Artist, Andrian Frankel Giuliani, PSA, IAPS/MC, PSNJ-DP, APS, RRSPNV.

Andrian will demo how she "rescues an unsuccessful painting from the dead zone."
18 Nov 2022 - 19 Nov 2022 The Figure in the Environment Workshop Category: Workshop/Class
Join us at the Margaret Dyer two day workshop and learn her step-by-step method to help you simplify the complicated figure in the environment.

The Figure in the Environment Workshop
NOVEMBER 18-19, 2022
James Island Art & Cultural Center
1248 Camp Road
James Island, SC. 29412

Schedule of Events:
Friday, Nov.18,2022 -10:00 - 11:30 General Meeting & Demo via ZOOM or
Come watch it live and in person!

11:30 - 5:00 Workshop
Sat. Nov.19, 2022:10:00 am- 5:00 pm

Availability is limited. Therefore full payment upon receipt will confirm your place in the workshop. Supply list will be sent once we receive payment.

Cost: $245 for members. Non members $275 upon space availability.
Deadline for members to register is Saturday, Oct. 1,2022
Non members can begin registration on Oct. 2,2022 thru Oct. 15

Pay via PayPal on
Please make note for: M. Dyer Workshop. Or via check payable to Pastel Society of SC. Send to our Treasurer, Susan Hodge, 2710 Old Oak Walk, Johns Island, SC, 29455
19 Sep 2022 - 16 Oct 2022 “Light and Luminosity: The Pastel Experience” Category: Show/Exhibit Event Website: Venue: Old Santee Canal Park, Stoney Landing Road, Moncks Corner, SC, USA Reception: 16 Oct 2022
14 May 2022 Bethany Fields Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: Zoom Demo
Watch how Bethany can take a poor reference to a new level.
12 Mar 2022 J. Michael Kennedy Category: Other Venue: Gibbes Museum of Art, Meeting Street, Charleston, SC, USA
10:00 AM

Come out and see how Michael gets that amazing color in his beautiful paintings
14 Jan 2022 - 26 Feb 2022 PAUSE FOR PASTELS Category: Show/Exhibit Event Website: Venue: Public Works Art Center, West Richardson Avenue, Summerville, SC, USA
January 14 to February 26, 2022
135 West Richardson Ave, Summerville, SC 29485
8 Jan 2022 PSSC General Meeting Category: Other Venue: ZOOM Reception: 8 Jan 2022
Saturday, January 8, 2022


Our presenter will be Sunny Dublick, an award-winning marketing specialist and founder of Sunny Dublick Marketing to start our new year off with how to market ourselves and a our artwork.

While Sunny's 9-5 passion lies in finding a simple path to marketing success, she is also an avid painter and artist. Therefore she is aware of the challenges and competition we face in the art world today.

Join us for an interactive workshop for an opportunity to better leverage your artwork, and get answers to all of your marketing questions. This interactive presentation will illuminate a better understanding of your audience, messaging, and specific tactics, enabling you to generate greater awareness.

Sunny will leave you with:

A go-to guide for making effective marketing decisions
A greater understanding of your target audience and buyer personas
SMART marketing goals for your business
A foundational knowledge of the various digital marketing platforms and their optimal use
Ideas for creating authentic brand content and promotions
A list of free and low-cost marketing resources

13 Nov 2021 General Meeting at 10:00 AM Category: Other Event Website: Venue: Gibbes Museum of Art, Meeting Street, Charleston, SC, USA
10:30a-11:30a Eve Miller Demonstration (available via Zoom)
12:00p-12:30p Break for brown bag lunch.
12:30p-03:30p Eve Miller Workshop: Tools, Tips, & Techniques with Pastels in a Landscape

The Pastel Society of SC is excited to announce award winning Pastelist Eve Miller, PSA, IAPS/MC, and fellow PSSC member, for our November General meeting and Workshop. Eve will present a demonstration of her unique approach to pastel painting for the general meeting followed by a class on using everything from a thumb tack to a squeegee to achieve new approaches and textures in your work. Price: $110 members ($125 non-members) pay via PayPal and make a note for Eve M. workshop. Reserve your place by emailing Debbie Poynter at []. Space limited to 12 members. For more on Eve Miller visit her website.

6 Oct 2021 - 31 Oct 2021 THE POWER OF PASTEL 2021 PASTEL SOCIETY OF SC MEMBER JUDGED EXHIBIT Category: Show/Exhibit Price: Free - link to PROSPECTUS below Event Website: Venue: Park Circle Gallery, 4820 Jenkins Avenue, North Charleston, SC, USA Reception: 8 Oct 2021
11 Sep 2021 General Meeting at 10:00 Category: Other Venue: Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC, USA
The Pastel Society of South Carolina invites you to join BETH WILLIAMS, a signature member of the Pastel Society of America, for a presentation of her recent flame series. Beth will share her IAPS award-winning painting and will discuss the advantages of working in a series and how that can lead to innovative breakthroughs in your work. She will conclude with a painting demonstration that will share the techniques she uses in painting fire and smoke.

Garage Parking nearby at the following locations:
Charleston County Parking at 85 Queen St.
93 Queen Street
90 Cumberland St.
4 Jun 2021 Guest Speaker Kendall Martin, Art Historian, 1:00 pm via Zoom Category: Other
1:00 p.m. via Zoom

The Pastel Society of South Carolina and the Chalk and Paper (Low Country Pastel Society) are pleased to welcome Art Historian, Kendall Martin, Professor of Art History, Humanities and Fine Arts at Catawba Valley Community College, who will give a presentation on the history of pastels on June 4, at 1:00 pm via Zoom.

Mark your calendars for a lively and entertaining lecture by Professor Kendall Martin. There will be a 45 minute lecture and a 15 minute Q & A. Members of both societies are invited and more information will follow. Non members who are interested in attending this event are invited to join Chalk and Paper (Low Country Pastel Society) or The Pastel Society of South Carolina. Membership forms are availability on the websites.
8 May 2021 General Meeting at 10:30 AM, Demo at 11:00 AM Category: Workshop/Class Venue: Zoom link will be emailed.
We are excited to have DAWN EMERSON present her “Dancing with pastels” demonstration on Saturday May 8, 2021 at 11 am via Zoom. This is a members only Zoom meeting so please encourage others to join and if necessary, renew your membership.

This amazing demonstration is about breaking new ground in pastel. Dawn will share with us her newest techniques by combining mono prints with water soluble oils and pastel. She is asking that we take the time to review her free demo by clicking on the link below prior to the demonstration. This will offer a wonderful opportunity to practice on your own and be better prepared to ask relevant questions.

We look forward to welcoming you..
Debbie Poynter

The link to my 50 minute vimeo video is:
The link to the free 60 minute interview with Colorfin/PanPastel is:
13 Mar 2021 General Meeting at 9 AM Category: Other Venue: Zoom link will be emailed.
Zoom meeting at 9:00 AM followed by a demonstration from Laura Pollak via ZOOM. What can I say, Laura has won 12 awards this year alone for her striking abstracts. If that doesn’t say something I don’t know what does! We are excited that she will demonstrate the principles and concept of abstraction, where to find inspiration, color techniques that WORK, the materials and mark making she uses to get a unique look. Watch her work on YouTube: Laura Pollak Artist or her website is.

Check your membership is up to date and don’t miss out....
9 Jan 2021 GENERAL MEETING with Liz Heywood Sullivan Demo Category: Other Price: Preregistration Required for Zoom Venue: Zoom link will be emailed.
Welcome to returning and new members and guests.
Guests are welcome to join immediately or asked to join within two meetings.
Annual dues for new members are $40.
This zoom meeting is free to paid members and guests.
ALL must preregister with Renee Bruce to receive email meeting details.
14 Nov 2020 General Meeting At 9AM Category: Other Venue: Zoom link will be emailed.
Business Meeting
Live Chat Demonstration with Karen Margulis
14 Nov 2020 Meeting and Margulis demonstration Category: Other Venue: Zoom link will be emailed.
The PSSC Board calls a Fall zoom meeting Saturday, November 14th, 2020.
Business meeting at 9-9:30 am to conclude within a demo from Karen Margulis.
Michael has arranged our access to her YouTube live feed following our business. She will be available to answer our questions online, an interesting experience indeed!

Minutes 3/24, 5/5 Newsletter
Treasurers report Balance, dues, expenditures
Membership-dues change Jan1-12-31/2021 for 2020 members.
Program reports
Library report-shipping fees
Old business
Museum exhibit
Treasurer, committees
New business
November Member Show: Winners; Signature status
Officer nomination/election
2021 agenda
1 Nov 2020 - 25 Nov 2020 The 2020 Pastel Society of South Carolina Member Judged Exhibit Category: Show/Exhibit Price: Free Open to visitors and new members - PROSPECTUS (link below) Event Website: Venue: Park Circle Gallery (the former Community Center) 4820 Jenkins Ave, North Charleston
Judge – Christopher Groves, MFA, OPA, AIS Horton Hayes Gallery.

No Reception (due to COVID-19)
4 Jun 2020 - 29 Nov 2020 From Etchings To Pastels Category: Show/Exhibit Price: Free Venue: The Charleston Museum, Low Country Images
6 Dec 2019 - 14 Dec 2019 The 2019 Pastel Society of South Carolina Member Judged Exhibit Category: Show/Exhibit Price: Free Open to visitors and new members Venue: Lance Hall, Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC Reception: 6 Dec 2019
The reception during the December Art Walk is from 5:30-8:00 PM.
The exhibit is open 12-5 PM Monday through Saturday and 12-4 PM on Sunday the 8th.
Sales are conducted by the artist but work must remain through the 14th.
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Mar 2020 Archived Events Category: Other Event Website: