Virtual Delight
Northern Indiana Pastel Society Members Online Exhibit

June 10-July 25, 2020

Fifteen works by members of the Northern Indiana Pastel Society are on exhibit in this online show via the Buchanan Art Center.

Sales will be completed by Buchanan Art Center, 117 W. Front St., Buchanan MI 49107. If the buyer wants to see the art before buying, the artist shall deliver it, and may leave it with the buyer. The buyer will conclude the sale by calling Buchanan Art Center at 269-697-4005 and giving their credit card number. Buchanan Art Center will mail payment to the artist, minus commission.



Upcoming Exhibitions

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’ Show
January 24 – February 27, 2020

Crossroads Gallery
Notre Dame Center for Civic Innovation
1045 W. Washington St.  South Bend, IN 46601

Detail, at left, of soft pastel by NIPS member James Cooke. 35 pastels by 23 regional artists, members of Northern Indiana Pastel Society were exhibited.

The Opening Reception on January 24 was well attended. Awards were presented to four artists: James F. Cooke, Corrine Hull (unable to attend), Peg Luecke, and Paul Wieber. Brandi Bowman, Assistant Curator of the South Bend Museum of Art served as juror.

On Saturday, Feb. 29, 1 – 5:00 p.m., noted artist and retired IU South Bend art faculty member Alan Larkin provided comments and critique of the art in the exhibit.


James F. Cooke, So Cold It Crackles; Peg Luecke, Winter Thaw, Poppy Road; Paul Wieber, Autumn Things


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