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Members' Meeting, Wednesday, November 9, 2016:

​​​Great meeting last night with Wisconsin Pastel Artists

in West Allis.

Thank you Roberta C. for showing and commenting

on the recent Pastel Society of America's

show in Gramercy Park, NYC.


                                                                    Members brought in work to be

                                                                     critiqued by internationally-

                                                                     renowned pastel artist 

                                                                     Colette Odya-Smith -

                                                                    an opportunity not to be missed!


We had a great meeting on Wednesday, and a fabulous critique facilitated by Professor Bill Chandler. Bill thoughtfully commented on 11 pieces by 10 of our members. Members who brought in works included:

Jan Kruk, Donna Staats, Chris Behrs, Carol Chapman, Judy Grochowski,

Marcia Gorra-Patek, Sherry Zirbes, KathleenKamin, Darron Lillian, Jan Kruk

and through remote skype, the last two are by Cynthia Dirtzu.

It is great to see the work in process and  completed, and have a

chance to talk about it with each other as well as the response from Bill.


Next Members' Meeting scheduled for Wednesday,  January 10th, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at

West Allis City Hall, 7525 West Greenfield.

Everyone is encouraged to bring their new and creative techniques for using pastels, along with brief written descriptions.  Experiment!  Think out of the box!  Also, reports on uses of new products and supplies will be welcomed.

Members' Meeting: November 8, 2017:

A program on framing was presented by Carol, Kathleen, Sheryl and  MarciaThere were a number of hand-outs, which you can access below. Just click on the links!

​​MAY 11, 2016 MEETING:

A well attended meeting tonight with enthusiastic questions for our

guest, Jeff Townsend, from Tory Folliard Gallery. Jeff spoke about

Gallery/Artist relationships, the business of gallery representation,

expectations that galleries and artists may have, building

your CV, and many other specific aspects about this part of the

art world. Thank you, Jeff!

Pictured here are Jeff Townsend, and Marcia Gorra-Patek,

Vice President of the WPA.

The WPA had a very interesting, informativeMembers' Meeting on September 13, 2017.  Vice President Marcia Gorra-Patek reviewed the workshop presented by Rita Kirkman that Marcia and a number of other WPA members attended in July.  Some great tips and ideas about different product uses!