NIPS Meeting | Learn About The Hoosier Salon

Sunday Nov. 10 | 1 p.m. for a social time, program at 1:30.
Near Northwest Neighborhood Community Center | 1007 Portage Ave., South Bend 46616
Northern Indiana Pastel Society will join Northern Indiana Artists (NIA) for the meeting.
Speaker: Robert Bennett, executive director of the Hoosier Salon.
The Hoosier Salon is a statewide nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote Indiana artists and their work. The Hoosier Salon began in 1925 with an exhibition of Indiana artists at Marshal Field in Chicago. Exhibits are now held annually at the Indiana State Museum. The Hoosier Salon maintains galleries at the Stutz and New Harmony galleries and hosts 30 special shows of members yearly.
Your contribution of appetizers and desserts will be welcome.


Making Better Art with Avon Waters

Hosted by Northern Indiana Pastel Society

Sunday, Nov. 17 | 1- 4:00 p.m.
upstairs studio, South Bend Museum of Art
120 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, South Bend, IN 46601, Inside Century Center

Learn to design better paintings before you start painting. Artist Avon Waters shows how to use 15-20 proven composition designs. Participants will make 30-second drawings to use in their next painting. No drawing will be bigger than a business card. All skill levels, all media are welcome. Please register by November 13. Click here  for registration form to print, complete and mail.

Supplies to Bring

6×8 or 5×7 sketchbook
4B or any dark leaded pencil
Blending stump, foam blender, Q-tip
Vine charcoal
Bring photos you have taken but never got around to painting.

Avon Waters is a member of Northern Indiana Pastel Society and has won many awards.
He is a lifetime member of the Indiana Plein Air Painter’s Association and current president.

Questions: Contact Cathy McCormick, 574 271 6919





Notre Center for Civic Innovation Crossroads Gallery | South Bend, Indiana
formerly the ND Center for Art and Culture
Jan 24 to Feb. 27, 2020

Buchanan Art Center | Buchanan, Michigan
Showcase Gallery   

May 20 to June 27, 2020
Deliver: May 17 | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Reception: May 31 | 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Releasing: June 28 | 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Colfax Cultural Center | South Bend, Indiana 
Sept. 11 to Oct. 23, 2020. All three galleries.

Kroc Center | South Bend, Indiana 
March – May 2021

Moon Tree Studios | Donaldson, Indiana 
May 8 – June 20, 2021
Set up: May 4–7  | Reception: May 15, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Take down: June 21



Northern Indiana Pastel Society Members’ Exhibit
Heartland Artists Gallery | Plymouth, Indiana
July 23 to Aug. 24, 2019


32 works by 20 artists are on view. Judge’s Awards were presented at the reception on Sunday, August 4 to four artists: from left, Paul Wieber, Red, White and Blue;  Tim Swagerle, Summer Morning;  Mary Firtl, Café Confidential; and Avon Waters, Maples at Dusk.







Faces and Places: Northern Indiana Pastel Society Members’ Show
Salvation Army Kroc Community Center
900 W Western Avenue
South Bend, Indiana 46601

March 15-May 18, 2019

Prizes were selected by Assistant Prof. Angelo Martinez, art dept. chair, Holy Cross College.

The following artists received Judge’s Awards:

Rosie Mireles, View From a Train

Greg Lorch, Beach Tranquility

Larry Huemmer, Woodland Vista

Tim Swagerle, Eel River Morning

Diann Nelson, Hannah


Tami McNally, Sunset on the Pond


Below is a sampling of some of the 47 pastels on exhibit.

Marie Arch, Violets for Mom


Avon Waters, Ole Miss

Sue Coultas, Gracie

Denise Kuehner, St. Joe River Bend

Lylanne Musselman, Arizona’a Black Cardinal with a Red Eye

Tami McNally, Aubrey’s Flowers

Catherine McCormick, Cottage

Jude Phillips, Robin’s Rite of Spring

Peg Luecke, Junie






Barb Gentner Stephenson, Hard Luck Plays The Blues