• <i>My Geraniums</i> Linda Hansee
    My Geraniums Linda Hansee
  • <i>Path to the Beach</i> Shawn Dell Joyce
    Path to the Beach Shawn Dell Joyce
  • <i>Cottage on the Lake</i> Sharon Repple
    Cottage on the Lake Sharon Repple
  • <i>Wood Storks Seminole County</i> Francene Levy
    Wood Storks Seminole County Francene Levy
  • <i>On the Horizon</i> Carol Bertino
    On the Horizon Carol Bertino
  • <I>Just a Snack</i> Kathleen Karol
    Just a Snack Kathleen Karol
  • <i>Morning Sun at Pirates Point</i> Harriet Dobbins
    Morning Sun at Pirates Point Harriet Dobbins
  • <i>She Dreams of Mountain High</i> JoAnn Sherburne
    She Dreams of Mountain High JoAnn Sherburne
  • Renee Crouser
    Renee Crouser

Welcome to the Pastel Society of Central Florida

Our next meeting is in September. There are no meetings scheduled during the summer months.

September 10, 2022 - "Influences" a Demo by Nicora Gangi

In her topic of "Influences", Nicora will show us how our past and present influences enhance the visual story we tell. These influences result in a recognizable character in our work. From which we create a compelling and unforgettable imagery.

These questions will be considered.

How are you making your story ALIVE?
What makes your story DIFFERENT?
What makes your story have an IMPACT and not be an anecdote?
What HOLDS the gaze of your audience longer than a few seconds?

Whether you're a beginner, dabbler, master or pro, Nicora looks forward to exploring the nature of the instructors, other artists, and places that have influenced you. With a presentation of chosen images, Nicora will guide you to declare your story with power.

Nicora Gangi was educated at Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, USA (BFA 1974 and MFA 1976). She was a Professor of Art at Syracuse University for 29 years. Gangi has been awarded many Grand Prize and First Place awards and grants. She has been and continues to be published in numerous artist's books on pastel paintings. She has lectured regionally and nationally as a visiting artist at universities and artist's guilds. She is represented by: Edgewood Gallery, NY, Gangi Studio, F

NO MEETING on October 8th (which is our regular meeting day)
Instead we are moving the meeting day to OCTOBER 22nd at 10:00 a.m.
We will have a brief membership meeting on 10/22/22 followed by a Free Demo for members only by Karen Israel.

October 22, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. "Using Pan Pastels" a Demo by Karen Israel

Please note October 22nd is a different meeting day.This Demo will be presented via Zoom. No registration is required. All members will receive a zoom link prior to the meeting date. In this presentation Karen will share her tips and ideas for how to creatively use PanPastels.

On October 22 and 23 from 1-4 (both days)
Karen Israel will present a workshop, members cost is $50. The Workshop is called "The Wow Factor" and you can read about it here:

November 12, 2022 - "IAPS Convention Recap" a presentation by Joanie Ford

November 22 to December 16, 2022 - "Exhibit" at Leesburg Center for the Arts. Details provided soon.


The Pastel Society of Central Florida meets once a month on the second Saturday of each month from September through May. Our meetings feature general membership news, committee reports and a special program (artist demo, still life or figure painting, plein air outing). We typically have a brief Business Meeting beginning at 10:00AM. Meetings with demos generally are from 10:0AM to noon.

Stay tuned for notifications on future meetings and when we will return to our regular meeting location at Leesburg Center for the Arts (LCFA), 429 West Magnolia Street, Leesburg, Florida 34748.

Membership Info

Upcoming Workshops

Karen Israel presents The Wow Factor

Karen Israel presents The Wow Factor

October 22nd - 23rd, 2022

1 to 4 pm EST

Design and Composition