Hello PSCF Members and Friends
The April meeting includes a Members Only Demo and voting for 2021-2022 Board Members. If you cannot attend the meeting,
please give your proxy vote to another member who will attend.

IMPORTANT CHANGE TO THE APRIL MEETING - We are using Kim Eshelman’s Zoom. If you received a Zoom Link for the meeting already, please disregard and wait for an email FROM KIM with a Zoom link.

Joanie, our Zoom Coordinator will CANCEL the PSCF Zoom Link. We will send a list of names and emails for everyone who has registered for the meeting to Kim asap, and you will receive a Zoom link from Kim.
To make things easier, we will just send the list of all members to Kim, because 75 % of members have already registered for the meeting.

Due to technical difficulties, Kim will not be able to record the demo, so please try to attend.

If you are new to PSCF, have never attended a meeting or a demo, or have not yet renewed your membership, but would like to attend the demo, please respond to this email and plead your case!

Here is the Meeting Agenda Please see the two upcoming workshops mentioned and the dates for the June Exhibit at Casselberry Art House. Please respond to this email for more info about the Christine Swann Workshop and the June Exhibit, and as noted below for the Rita Kirkman Workshop.

Please log in to the meeting at 10:00 am sharp or a few minutes before. We will start promptly at 10:00 a.m. with a brief business meeting.

10:00AM SHARP! Saturday 10 APRIL 2021
Brief Meeting – we are using Kim Eshelman’s Zoom Account
Treasurer Report
Secretary Report (See March Minutes below)
Voting for 2021/2022 Slate of Officers
Monthly Painting Challenge We didn’t get many entries for the What’s for Dinner? challenge so we will roll it into the new challenge Bird, Bark, Branches. Members can work on both painting challenges for the next month. Closing is two days before the May meeting. Send your entry to
PSCF Sponsored Christine Swann Advanced
Portraiture Workshop

Excellent Final Stage Focus for artists who have studied portraiture
with Christine or have good portraiture foundation skills.
One Day Only May 22, 2021 – REGISTER NOW!
$125 Early Registration, $150 After April 31
First Coast Pastel Society sponsored Rita Kirkman Workshop
April 17, 2021 One Day Only
$150 non-members; $ 125 FCPS Members
Go to
Click on Rita’s photo to pay via PayPal
Contact Kim Conley for more info
June Exhibit – Casselberry Art House
Gallery and online
between Tuesday or Wednesday June 1 or June 2
More info to follow ASAP

10:25AM – 10:30AM Intro to Kim Eshelman
Members Only April Demo with Kim Eshelman


General Membership Meeting Minutes for March 13, 2021

*Note: Due to quarantine restrictions for the global Covid-19 pandemic, PSCF meetings were not able to be held in person from March, 2020 through March 2021. In person meetings will continue to be suspended until further notice. The Zoom platform continues to be used for Board meetings, demos and future membership meetings.

A Zoom meeting was arranged and hosted by member Joanie Ford.

1. President Deborah Shelley welcomed everyone to the meeting.

2. Treasurer’s Report postponed. Secretary’s Report approved.

3. Vice President’s Corner – members reported:
Sharon Repple sold a pastel painting at Florida Fayance Gallery, Renningers.
Pat Lentine received an award for Colored Pencil at New Smyrna Beach.
Orit Reuben will teach a one-day workshop entitled “Luminous Pastels en Plein Air”
on May 5th at St. George’s Island.

4. Announcements:

a. Deborah discussed her decision to agree to PSCF’s participation in the upcoming Casselberry Art House Online and In House Exhibit. This will be held from June 3 to June 30, 2021. It will be the last exhibit with the theme Living Waters and the Florida Landscape. Members may resubmit one painting from a previous Living Waters exhibit, but only if it had not won an award. Deborah will compose the application. Members are reminded to email jpegs to Jason Costa with clear labeling of the painting: Last Name, First Name, Title of Painting. Deborah advised more info will follow asap.

b. Shari Williams volunteered for the exhibition committee for the November member show at Leesburg Center for the Arts. Some review and discussion of exhibition rules followed.

c. The April meeting program will be a demo by Kim Eshelman. Also, at the April meeting we will review the March painting challenge, as well as review exhibition rules.

d. Deborah asked for nominations from the floor for the slate of candidates for the PSCF Board for the June 2021 – May 2022 year.
President – Deborah Shelley
Vice-President – Joanie Ford
Secretary – Carol Bertino
Treasurer – Sharon Yutzy
At-Large – As per bylaws, appointed by the President after slate is approved

e. Other workshops to be aware of: Desmond O’Hagen (March 21 and 22)
Christine Swann (May 22). This will be an advanced portraiture workshop.

f. Members Orit Reuben and Sherese Mesko recommended that Tara Will be considered for a future workshop. Sherese put a link to a demo by Tara on the PSCF Facebook page.

g. Sharon Repple announced that the Ocala Art Group is having an exhibit at Brick City in April. It is called “Then and Now”, and is an open event. See

5. Program: Painting Challenge “Master Piece”

Members were challenged to create a painting inspired by one of the masters. All submitted paintings were shown and discussed by founding members Donna Tweedle and Suzanne Zielinski. The founders favorites each won a $25 award. Winners were Judi Mattison for “Judi’s Chair”, and JoAnne Sherburne for “Madam Charmin Escudier.”

Ideas for the next challenge were discussed and voted upon. The next challenge, with paintings due by April 7th, will be “What’s for Dinner?” Members are to email their entries to Sherese, who will put them on our website. Email:
Again, there will be two winners, chosen by Judi and JoAnne. The winners will receive $25 each, and will be the judges for the next painting challenge.

The May challenge will focus on “Bird, Bark, Branches”. Another popular topic for a challenge was “Domestic Interiors.”

During the Tips/Sharing segment, Judi Mattison shared a photo of her new set of Girault pastels, which she recommends for plein air work. It is a set of 25 grey pastels.

Submitted by Carol Bertino