Through March 30, the Georgetown Public Library hosts an exhibit of landscapes by members of the Central Texas Pastel Society. The exhibit includes “Evening on the River” by Jan Frazier, above.
The purpose of Central Texas Pastel Society is threefold:
- to promote pastel as a recognized medium through shows and exhibitions
- to organize workshops, programs and painting opportunities for its membership to assist each to reach their optimum potential as an artist…whether they chose to be hobbyists or professionals.
- to educate the public of the enduring beauty of pastel through the opportunity to view pastel artwork by sponsoring shows and exhibitions.
The Society is also an annual sponsor of scholarships for underprivileged children at the Cultural Activities Center’s annual summer art camp in Temple. The Society has donated art supplies and art books to local schools and community libraries.
Central Texas Pastel Society was founded in September 1997 with 18 charter members. Meetings are held the third Saturday morning of each month at the Georgetown Public Library to accommodate members in the Central Texas area. Annual dues are $30 for individual memberships; $45 for family; and $25 for student and seniors. The Society is a member of the prestigious International Association of Pastel Societies.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in promoting soft pastels as a fine-art medium either by actively working and studying the medium, or, by being a staunch supporter of pastel artwork. Current members include all experience levels from professionals to students and represent a variety of style techniques from realism to abstract.
The library is at 402 W. Eighth Street, and the exhibit is open all hours that the library is open.