Call for Entries:

Reflections in Pastel: Northern Indiana Pastel Society Membership Exhibit
Oct. 6 to Nov. 4, 2018 | MoonTree Studios

9638 Union Road, at the Center at Donaldson, Plymouth, Indiana.
Receiving 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2. Hanging will begin at 2 p.m.
Reception with awards 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.
Unaccepted works will be returned at reception.

Releasing Nov. 5, 1-5 p.m.

Prize judge: Painter, sculptor, educator and studio artist David deVillier of Culver. He has a BFA from Louisiana State U and MFA from Yale. He has taught art at Ancilla College and MoonTree Studios.

Entries marked #1 will be accepted, entries marked #2 may be juried out if space requires, but we hope all will be hung. Fee: $10 for the first entry, $5 for the second entry. MoonTree requests a 30 percent commission on sales.   Northern Indiana Pastel Society will not accept financial liability for accidents or loss.

The art must be 80 percent pastel. There is no size restriction. The art must be framed under glass and installed with hooks and wire. Frames and mats must be in good condition and free of pastel dust. Content must be appropriate for a family gallery space. The art should not have been shown in a previous NIPS exhibit or at MoonTree.  Participants must be NIPS members.  Dues of $25 can be sent to treasurer Sue Coultas, 519 Woodruff, Niles MI 49120.

MoonTree is about an hour from South Bend so we will need help transporting art for those who cannot deliver their art. Carpooling is encouraged when attending the reception and releasing.  For questions about the show or help transporting art to the show, contact Cathy McCormick, 574-271-6919,


South Bend Civic Theatre | Dec. 1–23, 2018
During the play, The Christmas Schooner

Salvation Army Kroc Center | March – May 2019

Buchanan Art Center | Spring 2020

Colfax Cultural Center | September – October 2020




Pink Pals, soft pastel by Zara Osterman

Fernwood Botanical Gardens | Clark Gallery
Friday, March 30 – Sunday, May 27, 2018

13988 Range Line Road, Niles MI 49120 269-695-6491

Displaying 50 entries by 29 Northern Indiana Pastel Society members.

Releasing Tuesday, May 29, 11am-5pm

NIPS members and guests attended the exhibition reception and awards ceremony on April 8. Exhibition Juror Susan Henshaw spoke, commenting on the challenges and process of selecting winners, and her rationale for each decision.

Congratulations to those receiving Judge’s Awards:

Jim Cooke, Highway to the Clouds

Tami McNally, Granddad’s River #1



Diann Nelson, Green Island

Tim Swagerle, Stop, Look & Listen

Avon Waters, Soup Fix’ns