Friends of the Pastel Society

The Pastel Society currently enjoys the highly valued contribution of over 100 Friends.

As a Friend you help support the Society in its remit to encourage and promote the pastel medium within the contemporary art world.

For Your Subscription:

  • You will receive the Pastel Society Newsletter
  • The chance to participate in some workshops at a reduced rate
  • Free workshops for Life Members
  • Priority booking on all workshops
  • Social Events with Friends and fellow artists
  • A chance to meet and work with Members of the Pastel Society
  • Free admission and catalogue to the Pastel Society Annual Exhibition
  • One Friend chosen by random selection will receive a painting donated by a member of the Society.
  • Annual Subscription £30
  • Joint Annual Subscription £45
  • Life Member £1000

An application form can be downloaded.  Click here.

For Further Information please contact:
Felicity House
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Address: 22 Saxonhurst Road Bournemouth Dorset BH10 6JH

Land line: 01202 518247
Mobile: 07949 766942

 Friends' Outing Friday 13th October 2017

autumn green park st james london 03 2 2St James Park


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          Horse Guards by Felicity House

We will meet in the Mall Galleries basement Education Room between 10 and 10.30 - coffee will be available from the gallery cafe . Then set off across the Mall into St James Park where there should be plenty of tree colour and other subject matter - the lake and bridges , buildings viewed between trees , Horse Guards Parade , park benches, ducks and wildfowl. 

Please bring a portable kit of pastel materials & if you wish a lightweight easel. We will re group back in the Mall Galleries Education Room at about 12.30 to share work and for refreshments - either bring lunch with you or purchase from the Mall café . Sharing ideas , working methods and appreciating different subjects and locations is sure to inspire afternoon work back in the Park. We will re group at about 3.30 for a cup of tea and review , finishing at 4pm.
Should weather on the day be inclement still life subject matter will be available or you may prefer to make small sketches in the gallery and develop them in the Education Room.

We very much hope Pastel Society Friends and Members will enjoy this opportunity and look forward to seeing you at the Mall Galleries on 13 October - if you are a little late arriving you are sure to find us pastelling in St James Park . Please let Felicity House know if you will be joining us :

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Call for Entries

Featured Artist

Valeriy Gridnev
Gridnev Valeriy In Studio

 ' In Studio '
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Valeriy Gridnev

Valeriy Gridnev PS ROI RP

Biographical Details:

Valeriy Gridnev was born in Russia in 1956. After studying at Sverdlovsk Art College from 1976 – 1980 enrolled at St. Petersburg Academy of Arts in 1983 and graduated in 1990. His graduation project “The Early Years” won The Gold Medal of USSR Academy of Arts. Valeriy worked for 4 years from 1990 at St. Petersburg Academy of Art’s postgraduate “creative” studio. Valeriy has been a member of Russian Artist’s Federation from 1991.
Since 1999 Valeriy has lived and worked in the UK. He has became a member of the Pastel Society in 2003, Royal Institute of Oil Painters in 2006 and the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in 2011.

Societies:

The Pastel Society
Royal Institute of Oil Painters
Royal Society of Portrait Painters

Scholarships, Awards, Prizes:

• 1990 The Gold Medal of the USSR Academy of Arts.
• 1991 elected member of Russian Artist Federation.
• 2000 “Pastels of the Century”, London. Frank Herring award.
• 2003 “Pastel Society Exhibition 2003”, London Frank Herring award.
• 2003 elected member of British Artists Pastel Society.
• 2004 “Not the Turner prize competition 2004”. Winsor and Newton/The Daily Mail finalist prize.
• 2005 “Royal institute of oil painters’ exhibition”, London. Windsor and Newton award to best non-member picture.
• 2006 “Pastel Society Exhibition “, London. Orange Street Gallery Uppingham Prize.
• 2006 “Royal Society Of Portrait Painters”, London. The Arts Club Award.
• 2006 elected member of British Artists Royal Institute of Oil Painters.
• 2011 elected member of Federation of British Artists Royal Society of Portrait Painters.

Exhibitions:

Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition 2017
The Pastel Society Annual Exhibition 2017
Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition 2016
Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition 2016
NOW @ The Pastel Society
Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition 2015

Website:

http://valeriygridnev.com/

     


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