Five renowned artists have donated outstanding paintings to be raffled at the Pastel Society of America’s 46th 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:

Brian Bailey, PSA-MP (still life) – Red Pear
Diana DeSantis, PSA-MP, HOF (landscape) – Woodstock Potters
Pirkko Mäkelä-Haapalinna, PSA-MP (abstract/figurative) –Torso
Maria Marino, PSA (landscape) – The Pond in Spring
Nanping Yun, PSA (floral) – Rose

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 the Annual Exhibition’s receiving day, Monday, August 27, 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 23. At that time, they will either be taken home 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 4 to September 29, 2018. Regular NAC gallery hours are:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 10am-12pm, 2-5pm; Tuesday, 3-5pm; 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 2017/18. 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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