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Suz
05-01-2001, 04:13 PM
Hi,
Are any of you members of the Pastel Society of America. Do you recommend becoming a member?

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Suz.

Phyllis Franklin
05-01-2001, 04:50 PM
Suz: Diane Johnson is a member and I know she would recommend that you join. She is out of the country at the moment, but when she gets back on the 3rd of May, I think, you will have to talk with her about this.

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Phy...llis Franklin
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LDianeJohnson
05-04-2001, 02:20 PM
Hi Suz,

Just saw your posting re: the PSA. I highly recommend trying to become a member of this organization. It is the oldest and best known of all the pastel societies. If you don't apply to any other, this is the one to go for. Meanwhile, the Midwest Pastel Society and the Dega Pastel Societies are also very good ones, and in the last few years many others have sprung up.

I've been a member since '93 and have benefited from being aligned with this group.

Diane

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L. Diane Johnson (http://www.LDianeJohnson.com/) NAPA, PSA
2001/2002 Plein Air Workshops (http://www.LDianeJohnson.com/workshops/)

Suz
05-04-2001, 05:57 PM
Thanks for the info. What makes this one good?

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Suz.

LDianeJohnson
05-07-2001, 12:36 PM
A few reasons... The standards are exceptionally high, it is the oldest, most widely recognized organization, and the one that all others are measured by.

You have to be "elected" in by jury. If you do not get in on the first try, you may be selected as an "Associate" member, you just cannot designate PSA after your name. You can apply every year until you get in. Or, if you enter and are excepted into the yearly show, I think you automatically become a member after 3 shows. (Don't hold me to that, that was some time ago. They may have different guidelines now.)

Diane

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L. Diane Johnson (http://www.LDianeJohnson.com/) NAPA, PSA
2001/2002 Plein Air Workshops (http://www.LDianeJohnson.com/workshops/)

FORECALLER
05-16-2001, 06:07 PM
Originally posted by Suz:
Hi,
Are any of you members of the Pastel Society of America. Do you recommend becoming a member?


I AM DELIGHTED TO BE AN ASSOCIATE, ALTHOUGH MY REAL GOAL IS TO BECOME AN ARTIST MEMBER, BUT THEY ARE TOUGH, TOUGH, TOUGH AND THAT IS GOOD BECAUSE IF AND WHEN YOU MAKE IT THE PSA IS SOMETHING TO BE REALLY PROUD OF. I SUBMITTED LAST YEAR AND WILL KEEP TRYING IF I LIVE LONG ENOUGH. MEANWHILE I AM A NEW ARTIST MEMBER OF THE MARYLAND PASTEL SOCIETY AND LOOK FORWARD TO PARTICIPATION.