Our first meeting of this new season is Wednesday, September 12 at 6:30 pm at the Newington Senior and Disabled Center, 120 Cedar St., Newington, CT. We will have a short business meeting to discuss our upcoming October show at the library among other things.
Following the Business meeting, Christine Ivers will demonstrate her pastel techniques for us. The meeting and demo are free of charge and open to the public. This should be another fun and enlightening demo.
About the Artist
Chris attained a BFA in painting and two dimensional design from Harford Art School in 1973 and found work in the advertising field for the last 40 years. After raising four daughters, Chris returned to her passion and works in pastels and oils.
She is the current Past-President of the CT Pastel Society where she also holds Signature Artist Membership. Chris is also a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, an Elected Artist Member at Lyme Art Association, Academic Artists of America, Allied Artists of America and Audubon Artists, Inc.
Other memberships are with CT Women Artists, Salmagundi Club NYC, CT Society of Portrait Artists, and numerous other art organizations.
Chris has won numerous awards and has paintings in private collections throughout New England. Her paintings were chosen by the International Association of Pastel Societies as one of eight finalists worldwide in two of the IAPS cover competition and placed First in Pastels in the 2007 Richeson 75 Landscape Show, WI. Her paintings “Red on 5th” and “Salt” were chosen as two of Pastel Journal’s Top 100 two consecutive years in a row.
She was inducted into the International Association of Pastel Societies’ Master Circle of Pastelists. She was juried into PaintAmerica’s Top 100 Artists for 2008 & 2010 with shows that traveled the country for two years visiting Galleries and Museums. Chris has been published in Best of American Artists Pastel Edition, Practiqué des Arts (a French publication featuring artists from around the world), American Art Collector Magazine and was honored with the Art Spirit Foundation Silver Medal Award for Excellence in Pastel at the Salmagundi Club in NYC. She recently took Best in Show Awards at Connecticut Women Artists Juried Exhibit and at the New Britain Museum of American Art.
Chris and her husband David live in Central Connecticut.