Rupert Maas to Open 2018 Exhibition
Rupert Maas was born in 1960, the same year The Maas Gallery was founded. He was educated at Sherborne School in Dorset 1973 –78, and took a B.A. in Art History at Essex University 1980 – 83. He sailed the Atlantic in the summer of 1983 and was tricked by his father into joining him at The Maas Gallery later that year. Following the death of his father in 1996 he now owns and runs the Gallery, which deals in Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite, Romantic and Modern British paintings, watercolours, drawings, reproductive engravings and sculpture, and the work of two or three living artists. Rupert has maintained the tradition set by his father and has arranged a number of important exhibitions at his Gallery, including Pre-Raphaelites and Romantics, Masters of British Illustration, John Ruskin and his Circle, Burne-Jones, Victorian Fairy Paintings, biennial exhibitions of Victorian Engravings and annual exhibitions of Victorian Paintings.
Rupert Maas discussing a painting by Alma Tadema with Fiona Bruce.
Since 1995 he has made regular appearances on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow as a picture specialist, and served on the executive committee of The Society of London Art Dealers 1998 – 9. Rupert has regularly written articles for the arts press and lectures on art.
The Pastel Society 2018 Exhibition
Special Events during the Pastel Society Exhibition
WEDNESDAY 21ST FEBRUARY
PORTRAIT DEMONSTRATION - TWO MODELS 12 - 4.30PM (Entry Fee only)
THURSDAY 22ND FEBRUARY
PRESIDENT’S TOUR OF THE EXHIBITION 1PM - 3PM
11AM – 1.30PM
DEMONSTRATION (Entry fee only)
SATURDAY 24TH FEBRUARY
2PM – 4PM
WORK IN PROGRESS (Entry fee only)
TUESDAY 27TH FEBRUARY
6.30 – 8.30PM
ART EVENT EVENING
Tickets £10 Concessions £6
PAINT AND DRAW WITH MEMBERS OF THE PASTEL SOCIETY
THURSDAY 1ST MARCH
11AM – 1PM FREE (need to book)
Limited to 20 students maximum
Exploring pastels, looking at artist’s work and practical opportunities
Awards and Prizes
There are a number of prizes and awards available to win, including:
Alfred Teddy Smith and Zsuzsi Roboz Prize The prize of £5,000 will be awarded to a young artist, aged 35 years or under, for traditional skills, used in an original way. All subject matter will be considered. The Judges will be encouraged to award the Prize to an artist who demonstrates a particular excellence in draughtsmanship and innovative thought. Pastels, oil pastels, charcoal, pencil, conte, sanguine, or any dry media are all acceptable. The award is to recognise Zsuzsi Roboz's enormous contribution to draughtsmanship.
Unison Colour Award - £500 for a young artist, aged 35 years or under, working in soft pastel
Derwent Sponsor's Award
Contemporary Arts Trust Award
Jackson's Award - A full set of Handmade Soft Pastels in a wooden box (200 Pastels)
Unison Colour Product Award
Royal Talens/Rembrandt Award
The Artist Magazine Award
Artists & Illustrators Magazine Award
The Pastel Society Young Artist Award
PS Catalogue Award 1st & 2nd Prize for a Non Member
Caran d'Ache Award
Faber Castell Award
Frank Herring & Sons Award
The Annie Longley Award
Henri Roche Award
The Art Event Evening
ART EVENT EVENING Tuesday 27th February 2018 6pm -8.30pm
Join members of The Pastel Society for a glass of wine and live music, while painting from your choice of figure models, still life arrangement or the musician, David Kallo.
David Kallo will perform traditional Hungarian Gypsy and Latin guitar music in costume. This will also be a chance to view The Pastel Society Annual Exhibition 2018. Bring your own sketchbooks and materials, easels and boards are available on a first come, first served basis.
Admission: £10 Friends of the Mall Galleries £6 Exhibiting Non Members £6 Free to Friends of the Pastel Society.
A glass of wine or soft drink will be offered to all on arrival...An evening of work and music>
The Mall, London SW1 www.mallgalleries.org.uk