Events & Exhibitions

Upcoming Events

NIPS Meeting
Saturday, March 9, 2024
Francis Branch Library
52655 N. Ironwood Road, South Bend
11- 11:30 meet and greet social time
11:30 announcements and program with speaker

Members are invited to bring an appetizer, fruit, or light brunch item to share. Guests are welcome.
Dee Thornton would appreciate help in organizing the room and refreshments before the meeting and cleanup afterward. [email protected]

Program: Pastel Society member Pamela Fozo will discuss the art and career of Alan Flattmann and show 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.

Dues are Due!

Membership renewals are due in March.  Dues of $25 can be sent to treasurer Sue Coultas, 519 Woodruff, Niles MI 49120.  ([email protected]) Make your check to NIPS or Northern Indiana Pastel Society.

Dues cover the cost of exhibits, website, hospitality supplies, speaker fees and membership in International Association of Pastel Societies.

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.





Upcoming NIPS Exhibitions

Heartland Artists Gallery, Plymouth, Ind.
JULY 2024

Colfax Cultural Center, South Bend, Ind.

Recent Events

NIPS Meeting | Saturday, October 28 2023

Program: Venture into Pastels

Saturday, October 28, 2023
Francis Branch Library, South Bend

Our speaker, Mary Ann Pals of Chesterton, Indiana, described her experience as artist in residence at Indiana Dunes National Park, and showed her art that was inspired by the Dunes.






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