Pastel Expressions | Northern Indiana Pastel Society Membership Exhibit
June 1 – July 23, 2021

9638 Union Road, at the Center at Donaldson, Plymouth, Indiana.
Hours: 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Closed July 5.

Receiving Saturday, May 22 | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Reception with awards and releasing Friday, July 23 | 2 – 4 p.m.

Releasing 4 p.m. Friday July 23.
Prize judge: Painter Bob Nowalk has been a Culver Academies curator and art instructor since 1996 and is a member of the Marshal County Arts and Culture Subcommittee. He did his bachelor’s degree exhibit in pastel at University of Dayton. He received his master’s from Michigan State University.
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. Dues paid 2020-2021 will be current through March 2022.
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.  For questions about the show or help transporting art to the show, contact Cathy McCormick, 574-271-6919,
Click here to download this info and required forms.
Please fill out two forms for EACH artwork. Attach one to the lower right back of the artwork and hand in the duplicate form during receiving. Please print.



Diann Nelson, Corinne

Visions: Northern Indiana Pastel Society Members’ Show

March 15–May 1, 2021
Salvation Army Kroc Center

900 W. Western Ave., South Bend IN 46601


On view are 39 works by 25 artists.

The prize judge was Angelo Ray Martinez, assistant professor of art at Holy Cross College. He selected four judge’s awards (with $75 cash prizes) and in honor of the 15th anniversary of the founding of our pastel society, he selected an additional four merit awards (with $50 cash prizes).

Congratulations to the following artists:
Judge’s Awards:
Peg Luecke, “Sycamore”
Diann Nelson, “Corinne 2020”
MaryAnn Ross, “Remnant of Fall”
Megan R. Wright, “Three Pears”
Merit Awards:
Tana S. Bondar, “Purple Passion”
Hilarie Couture, “Flamenco Drama”
Rosie Mireles, “April Snows”
Paul Wieber, “Alyssa, Sleeping”

Here are some of the works exhibited:






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