Five renowned artists have donated outstanding paintings to be raffled at the Pastel Society of America’s 44th Annual Exhibition: Enduring Brilliance! If you’ve ever dreamed of owning an original framed pastel by one of your favorite artists, your wish just might become a reality!

Contributing Artists

The artists who have donated paintings for this year's raffle are:

Julie Friedman PSA (landscape) — Forgotten Fog

Marcia Holmes PSA (abstract) — Wisteria I

Maceo Mitchell PSA-MP (still life) — Three Pears

Nancie King Mertz PSA-MP (cityscape) — Sun Tracks II

Rhoda Yanow PSA-MP (figurative) — Russian Scar 

Ticket Costs

One ticket $5; book of six tickets $25 (a $5 savings); and as a special offer, if you purchase two books, the cost is $40 (a savings of $10!). Your commitment and generosity ensures the continued growth and success of the PSA School. You are free to sell tickets to your family and friends as PSA membership is not required for purchase, and let us know if you'd like additional books sent to you.

To View the Paintings

The paintings will be hung and on view during receiving day, Monday, August 29, in the Grand Gallery at the National Arts Club. After the exhibition opens to the public, they will remain on view during regular gallery hours until the winning raffle tickets are pulled at the Annual Dinner, Sunday, September 25. At that time, they will be removed and either taken by winners who are present at the dinner or shipped to their new owners who may live out of town. (Remember, you do not have to be present to win.)

Exhibition dates are September 6 to October 1, 2016. Regular NAC gallery hours are:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 10am-12 pm, 2-5pm; Tuesday, 3-5 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 10am-5pm.
Note that the Gallery is sometimes closed for a National Arts Club function, so please call to verify: (212) 475-3424.

A Word from PSA President Jimmy Wright

You’ve seen their accomplished art exhibited in past annuals and more recently as postings on the PSA/Facebook group page. Now the opportunity is yours to own a beautiful pastel by one of five extraordinary Signature artists. With each raffle purchase, you will contribute to the well-being of the PSA School for Pastels, home to 18 workshops and four on-going classes in 2016/17. One hundred percent of raffle sales goes to the school operating fund for special projects and will be used for such items as new blackout shades, classroom air conditioning upgrades, and new portable lighting to enable expanding studio space into the office during sold-out workshops. Thank you for supporting the educational vision of PSA.

Click on each painting for information about the artist. 

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