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IPAS 2017: PAS ONLINE MEMBER JURIED EXHIBITION - ACCEPTED ARTISTS

a special announcement from the Pencil Art Society

The Pencil Art Society is pleased to announce the artists who have been accepted into our third Online Member Juried Exhibition. The quality of work submitted was just remarkable and our judge found the selection process extremely difficult. Of the 117 entries submitted, only 60 were accepted! […]

A PAS-SING GLANCE: PAS MEMBER PACO MARTIN DOMINGUEZ

written by Erica Lindsay Walker, vice president, education chair

This coloured pencil work was part of the PAS 2016 Exhibition, which means I got to see it in person. At first glance it reminded me of the severe still lifes by the great Spanish artist Francisco de Zurbarán – which is fitting, as Paco Martin […]

A PAS-SING GLANCE: PAS MEMBER BETH STEWART

written by Erica Lindsay Walker, vice president, education chair

I was on Beth Stewart’s site, browsing through a page of delicate drawings of birds, when suddenly this image appeared at the end. It was so unexpected that I did a double-take. Of course I had to look at it up close, and when I did, […]

A PAS-SING GLANCE: PAS MEMBER MIKE SIBLEY

written by Erica Lindsay Walker, vice president, education chair

Bindweed and Hoverfly

In my opinion, this is one of graphite artist Mike Sibley’s finest and most satisfying drawings. It is like a gorgeous medieval tapestry, or like the florals of 17th century Dutch art, displaying the wonders and mysteries of the natural world.

The […]

PAS 2016: SEE THE WINNERS ONLINE!

a special announcement from the Pencil Art Society

And now the moment we’ve all been waiting for has arrived. We are extremely proud to present to show you the winners of our second International Open Juried Exhibition, including the People’s Choice!

These superb drawings are as unique as the artists who made them. They represent […]

PAS 2016: THE WINNERS!

a special announcement from the Pencil Art Society

And now for the winners of PAS 2016! Choosing the award winners this year was very hard for our judge. The show is of such high quality, with so many different styles, subjects and techniques – how to decide?? But finally the following works were selected, so […]

A PAS-SING GLANCE: PAS MEMBER CHRISTINE KARRON

written by Erica Lindsay Walker, vice president, education chair

Artist Christine Karron loves combining pencil with other media, and looking at this portrait, it is easy to see why. I was captivated by this little work the moment I saw it. The subject is quiet and pensive, but the work itself is so lively.

PAS 2016: CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL ACCEPTED ARTISTS!

a special announcement from the Pencil Art Society

Hey everyone! The results are in, and here is a list of the FANTASTIC artists who’ll be featured at our upcoming International Open Juried Exhibition! A special thank you to Mr. Denis Jacques, our judge – we know he didn’t have an easy time with so much […]

A PAS-SING GLANCE: PAS MEMBER DIANE FINE

written by Erica Lindsay Walker, vice president, education chair

On her site, Diane Fine has a series of charcoal drawings of interiors. For me, looking at them is like wandering through a dream. Everything about them feels both familiar and unknown. The contrast between their “English cottage” look, and the sense that things are not […]

MASTER PENCIL ARTIST STATUS (MPAS) 2016

a special announcement from the Pencil Art Society

Congratulations to Sue deLearie Adair, Ryan Douglas Jacque and Nathalie Lagacé! We have wonderful news for you! The judges have selected you to receive Master Pencil Artist Status (MPAS).

What exactly is MPAS? MPAS is an acknowledgment of achievement. We created MPAS out of a desire to […]