Events & Exhibitions

Upcoming NIPS Exhibitions

Call for Entries:
Northern Indiana Pastel Society Members’ Exhibit: Pastel Perspectives
July 2 – Aug. 2, 2024

Heartland Art Center
New Location: 214 N. Michigan Street, Plymouth, IN 46563

Gallery hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
574-936-9515 or 574-316-0264, [email protected]

Deliver art 2-4 p.m. Friday, June 28. Hanging June 29. Volunteer help will be needed.
Reception with awards: 6-8 p.m. Friday Aug. 2.
Appetizers and desserts are welcome.
Releasing: 8 p.m. Aug 2. 

Download Entry Form here.
Heartland Artists Gallery, has moved to a larger building at 214 N. Michigan St., Plymouth. It is a block north and across the street from their previous location. Our July Members’ Show will be one of the first shows in this new space.

Box Factory for the Arts, Riverwalk Gallery

1101 Broad St., St. Joseph, MI 49085
SEPT. 13–OCT. 27
RECEPTION, SEPT. 13, 5:30–7 P.M.

Colfax Cultural Center, South Bend, IN


Recent Events

NIPS Meeting
Saturday, March 9, 2024

Francis Branch Library
52655 N. Ironwood Road, South Bend

Program: Pastel Society member Pamela Fozo discussed the art and career of Alan Flattmann and showed his original pastel painting she recently purchased.
Over a career of more than 40 years, Alan Flattmann is recognized as one of the most influential and respected pastel artists in the country.  He is a Pastel Society of America’s Hall of Fame honoree and is an Eminent Pastelist in the International Association of Pastel Societies.
Although accomplished in oil and watercolor, Flattmann, age 77 of New Orleans, is best known for his work in pastel.  He is the author of the influential book, The Art of Pastel Painting.
Many members recall the excellent workshop Alan Flattmann gave for our pastel society in 2008. We are eager to view his new pastel painting that Pam will display at the meeting.

Recent NIPS Exhibitions

Northern Indiana Pastel Society Membership Exhibit:
Pastel Kaleidoscope
Sept. 19 – Oct. 28, 2023, 

Roti Roti Art Center, formerly Buchanan Art Center
117 West Front St.
Buchanan, Michigan

Featured 31 works by 22 NIPS members. The judge was David Baker, emeritus art faculty at Southwestern Michigan College, and currently active in the Box Factory for the Arts, St. Joseph, Michigan.
Recipients of the Walter Gunn Memorial Awards, in memory of recently passed NIPs member Walter Gunn are:
Mary Firtl, “The View from the Bridge”
Elizabeth Kuntz, “Gatekeeper”
Peg Luecke, “Summer Evening on the St. Joe”
Emma Marsh, “Push”
Robert R. Williams, “Layla in White with Summer Hat”

Here are some of the painting on exhibit.





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