The Piedmont Pastel Society, Charlotte, NC, is non-profit organization established in 2007. Our goal is to promote and provide educational opportunities for our members; to enhance community awareness and appreciation of the value and beauty of soft pastels; and to connect individual artists in our region.
Members experience a creative environment for learning and sharing in art demonstrations, membership exhibitions, plein aire outings, and workshops. Our programs and socials provide channels for networking, communication, and friendship.
WELCOME LAURIE BASHAM,
OUR NEW PPS ACTING PRESIDENT!
Laurie is a native of Rockville Maryland, received her Degree in Art Education from the University of Maryland in 1985. After an award winning career as an Art Educator in Howard County Maryland, she retired in 2019. Since retirement, she has enjoyed being a full time artist and has received awards in several plein-air competitions, as well as acceptance into several national and international shows.
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