Northern Indiana Pastel Society Members’ Show
Sept. 11 – Oct. 23, 2020  | Colfax Cultural Center

Mary Firtl, St. Pat’s Park Pond

All three galleries
914 Lincolnway West, South Bend, IN 46616

We had 33 entries from 18 artists.
Justin Barfield, art faculty member at University of Notre Dame, installed the art and served as juror.






Congratulations to the following award winners:

Clare Hoinville for Carrots, 

Corrine Hull for After the Storm 

Mary Ann Ross for The Lord’s Palette

Tim Swagerle for She Won’t Be Here Long

Most painting are available for sale. Click here for a list of exhibiting artists and price list.

Selections of paintings exhibited:

Tami McNally, River Park River Walk;                      Yukako Sakaue, Morning Walk;                                  Megan R. Wright, Gnarly Tree

Lylanne Musselman, Content Cat                            Jude Phillips, Riding in Style                       Catherine McCormick, Autumn on the St. Joe River

Jude Phillips, Morning Walk Along Saone            Avon Waters, Dusk Over the Farm Pond        Tami McNally, Powerhouse at Pucker Street Dam

Sue Coultas, Mystic Morn                          Brenda Ramseier, Waiting for Winter                         Avon Waters, Hillside Treeline, Tribute to Wolf Kahn

Peg Luecke, Jillian’s Ride                                                                                                        Catherine McCormick, Prairie Poetry



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



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