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International Association of Pastel Societies

Genre: Plein Air Painting

International Association of Pastel Societies

Aline Ordman

Aline Ordman received BFAs from Cornell University and The Academy of Art in San Francisco. She is a Master Pastelist with the PSA, a signature member of the AIS and a member of the OPA. She has been featured in the Pastel Journal and is on the faculty of the national Plein Air Convention demonstrating pastels. Aline has juried international shows and the Pastel Journal’s art competitions. Aline teaches workshops throughout the country and in Europe.

Dawn Emerson

Dawn Emerson has been exploring the possibilities of pastels for more than 20 years, always seeking to expand the expressive range of the medium. Her work with monotypes and other forms of printmaking has opened new vistas and imagery. As a teacher she is always exploring how new tools and techniques like monotypes can nurture the creative growth of her students. Dawn is the author of the instructional book “Pastel Innovations.

Lyn Asselta

Lyn Asselta’s extensive background ranges from calligrapher to elementary school art instructor to writer, but the past 15 years have been devoted exclusively to the art of pastel. She is the founder and past president of the First Coast Pastel Society, has had her work featured in exhibitions worldwide and in several art publications, has judged and juried shows for numerous pastel societies and has taught a full slate of pastel landscape workshops for the past five years. Lyn is an IAPS Eminent Pastellist, a Signature member of PSA, a member of the Salmagundi Club, and has been an Artist in Residence for the National Park Service.

Richard McKinley (Host, President of IAPS)

Richard McKinley has devoted over 45 years to dividing his time between painting en plein air, reinterpreting those paintings back in the studio, writing about art matters, and instructing painting workshops. Several national galleries represent his work and he is in the permanent collection of the Butler Institute of American Art Museum. Richard holds artist membership at the Salmagundi Club in NYC and has participated in their American Masters Exhibition. He is a Pastel Society of America Master Pastelist and Hall of Fame inductee, a Pastel Society of the West Coast Pastel Laureate and Distinguished Pastelist, an International Association of Pastel Societies Master Circle designate, and honorary member of Degas Pastel Society. He has been featured in numerous national / international art publications and has been a frequent contributing editor to Pastel Journal Magazine. He is the author of “Pastel Pointers, Top Secrets for Beautiful Pastel Paintings” and “The Landscape Paintings of Richard McKinley in oil and Pastel”.

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