PSA: What's New in April
PSA: What's New in April
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               April Newsletter 2021

Shaney Watters

                                      "Just the Way You Are"  24" x 24"  Mixed Media
Shaney Watters

I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colours.  I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.                                                        -W. Churchill

Born in Ohio, Shaney Watters spent her childhood in a small village in the Netherlands.  She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in two-dimensional media from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington in 1995.  She then went on to earn her Masters Degree in Psychology with further post-graduate studies in Art Therapy.

Shaney set aside her creative endeavors while pursuing her career as a Marriage Family Therapist, but ultimately realized that an important part of her was missing and made a return to art making after a dozen years.  In 2011, Shaney signed up for an adult painting class and hasn’t looked back since.

Influenced by nature, in particular her reverence for the animal kingdom, Shaney is inspired to create her colorful and whimsical abstracted animal portraits.  As a mixed media painter, she is unable to imagine declaring loyalty to just one medium.  Within the layers of her paintings one can spy stain, acrylics, gold leaf, colored pencil, and oil paint, all topped with shiny resin.  Her joyful work can be found in homes of collectors throughout the United States and her latest achievement is being elected as the President of the Pasadena Society of Artists, an association with a rich 96-year history.

Hi Fellow Artists!

Happy spring to all and I hope you are finding ways to enjoy the spring weather.  I feel like this is the beginning of a new season, both literally and figuratively.  I don’t know about you, but I’m excited to begin to safely re-engage in the world as it becomes possible.

Please bear with me during the evolution of the ‘Buzz’ as I settle into my new role.  I remain excited and committed to carrying on PSA inspiration while also adding a bit of my own flair.  I would love to hear from other members as to what your needs/wants for the association are. One of the items on my personal wish list is to create critique/feedback groups and opportunities.  I don’t know about you, but I think other artists' feedback is such a powerful tool.  Please feel free to join the conversation!

Short & sweet today so there’s more time to make art!

PSA President 

Betsy Lueke Creative Arts Center Gallery 
PSA has accepted the opportunity to exhibit at the Betsy Lueke Creative Arts Center Gallery in May 2022.  That’s just thirteen months from now!  The Betsy Lueke Creative Arts Center Gallery, located in Burbank, is one of the premier art galleries in southern California, and we thank them for this exciting opportunity to showcase the great art that PSA members produce. 

Ruth Lindsay Virtual Exhibition

The Ruth Lindsay exhibition was presented to the members of the Fine Arts Club of Pasadena during their February 2021 virtual meeting.  The paintings featured in this exhibition belong to both PSA and the Lindsay family.  Ruth Lindsay was active in PSA during the 1930s and 1940s.  She was the President of PSA from 1939 to 1941.  Use the link below to view the exhibition.  Enjoy!  Unfortunately this exhibition is not viewable on a smart phone.

Click here for the event 
      Paintings by Ruth Lindsay
New Member Screening

Our Spring New Member Screening will be a virtual event where artwork can be submitted online. We will accept submissions from Sunday, April 18th to Friday, April 23rd. 
If you know of any artists who might be interested in joining PSA, please have them go to our "Become an Artist Member" page for details about applying. 

Marion Dies, 
Membership Chair

Submissions: Week of April 18 – 23
Jurying: April 24 - 28

for PSA website

It's time to update the website's banner and page images.   

We will be pulling images from the Artist Profiles, focusing first on work from members who were not included in the last "remodel". 

So, if you haven't done it lately, now is a good time to update your Artist Profile images.

via ZOOM:  
Saturday, April 3, 2021  11:30a 
There will be a Quarterly Board meeting on April 3rd instead of the regular Saturday monthly member meeting.  All members are welcome to come and observe the "behind-the-scenes" working of PSA.   

ZOOM LINK for meeting

ARTIST DEMO via ZOOM:  Wednesday, April 14th
630p-700p  Business & chat
7:00p Art demo starts

Robert Sherrill, well-known oil and watercolor painter will present a demo showing how he sketches with pen and ink and watercolor!  Members are invited to paint along or just watch as Rob brings his subject to life. 
Click here to see more of Rob's beautiful work.
Rob has generously agreed to allow us to record the session and make it available to those members who might not be able to attend.

ZOOM LINK for meeting
Exhibition News

2021 Exhibition Schedule

Please click here for General Information about the exhibitions. 

New Members Showcase:  Online only. Starts April 16.  New members' art and statements already on file.  No entry fee requested.

Artist’s Choice:  Online only. 
Starts June 1.  Artists are requested to select and present their best artwork that has been created during the pandemic or artwork not exhibited in any prior juried PSA exhibition.  All artwork will be accepted into the exhibition as long as digital images meet requested file size and file format.  Statements for each image will be requested as well.  This is a non-juried exhibition.  

Media-specific Acrylic & Oil:  Online only.  Starts July 15.  Artwork to be created using oil or acrylic media only.  Open subject matter and size.  Exhibition policies and standards will be enforced.  Take-in will be online using SmartSheets process.  Statements related to individual artworks will be required.  This exhibition may be juried depending upon input from the Board of Directors.    

3D Art:  Online video. 
Starts September 1.  Current concept for this exhibition is to feature 3D artwork exclusively from all media.  Artwork to be featured by either multiple views of each piece or a short video clip of each artwork rotating on a powered turntable, with related statements presented as spoken word.  This exhibition may be juried depending upon input from the Board of Directors.  

Pasadena Central Library:  Online and library installation.  October 1-30, subject to confirmation with library.  Theme and total number of entries to be determined.  This exhibition is always artist's choice and no entry fee or statement required.  

96th Annual Juried Exhibiton Online and gallery installation.  Starts October 15, subject to confirmation.  Venue:  Creative Arts Group in Sierra Madre or Whites Fine Art Gallery in Montrose.  96th Annual will have printed catalog.  Exhibition policies and standards will be enforced. The 96th Annual may have a traditional live take-in if permitted.  A traditional artists' reception is part of the plan if permitted.

Mark all of the above dates on your calendar today so that you are ready to participate in all of the 2021 exhibition opportunities!

If you have a suggestion for a new exhibition venue, large or small, please send the information to Exhibitions

Volunteers will be needed for all exhibition activities. Consider spending an afternoon or evening volunteering for an upcoming exhibition. It is fun and always very interesting.
The Exhibition Committee
Larry Rodgers, Art Carrillo, Tom Oldfield

Membership Dues  - If you have already paid for this year, thank you!!

Membership dues for January 1 - December 31, 2021 are $75.00.
You can pay online on the "Members Only" page of the PSA website, OR you can send a check, payable to PSA, and mail it to:  P.O. Box 90074, Pasadena, CA  91109.

Remember that you must be current with your dues in order to participate in exhibitions.  If you are experiencing financial hardship, please contact Kathy.  We have a confidential scholarship program and we can help!
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