About the PSWC Board Members

President:
Susan Goodmundson

Vice President/Exhibits & Awards Chair:
Tina Moore – bio
website: www.tinamoore.com

Return Trip by Tina MooreTina says that as a realistic artist she has always sought to capture the warmth and vibrancy of life. More...

Treasurer:
LaVone Sterling
Website:  www.lavonesterlingfineart.com

Pastel by LaVone SterlingLaVone Sterling is a self-proclaimed California Impressionist, who paints primarily in pastel. She has a Master’s Degree in Fine Art from California State University, Fresno . More...

Open Show Chair:
Tina Moore – bio
website: www.tinamoore.com

Acting Secretary:
Marie Gonzales

Ways and Means:
Linda Roemisch – bio
website: www.lindaroemisch.com

Woods Lake Pastel by Linda RoemischLinda Roemisch is a self taught contemporary representational plein air and studio artist who works primarily in oil, pastel and watercolor pouring. More...

Newsletter:
Margot Schulzke – bio
website: www.margotschulzke.com

A Painter's Guide to Design and Composition by Margo SchultzeMargot Schulzke's name and her work are well known coast to coast. A member of the PSWC Hall of Fame as a Pastel Laureate™ since 2006. More...

 

Membership Chair:
Ginny Burdick
website: www.ginnyburdick.com

Painting by Ginny BurdickGinny Burdick lives and works in the foothills of the beautiful Sierra Mountains in Coarsegold, California. She is known for her strong use of color and imagery in pastels and watercolor. More...

Return Trip by Tina MooreTina Moore

Tina says that as a realistic artist she has always sought to capture the warmth and vibrancy of life. Most importantly she loves playing with color, and because of that pastels are by far her favorite media of choice. She retired from teaching blind children to devote more time to painting, mostly her favorite subject matter, portraits of people and animals.

Tina enjoys teaching workshops in pastels and pastel portraiture, offering demonstrations, and judging shows. She is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, the Sierra Pastel Society, Women Artists of the West, and a Distinguished Pastellist with the Pastel Society of the West Coast. Tina is presently serving as President and Exhibits and Awards Chair of the Pastel Society of the West Coast.

Tina's work and contact information can be seen on her website: www.tinamoore.com

Artwork: Return Trip by Tina Moore.

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Woods Lake Pastel by Linda RoemischLinda Roemisch

Linda Roemisch is a self taught contemporary representational plein air and studio artist who works primarily in oil, pastel and watercolor pouring.  Don’t be surprised to see Linda and her easel set up in the middle of a field or on near a stream or creek chasing the ever moving light. Her outdoor studies and paintings are her inspiration for her studio paintings as Linda does not want to rely solely on the use of photographs to capture her subject. Linda is drawn to painting landscapes specially water scenes.  She sums up her passion with this quote:
“A true artist renders the Landscape as a living thing on canvas” Robert Henri

Linda currently serves on the board of the Pastel Society of the West Coast as the Ways and Means Chairperson and website liaison. She is a member of the California Art Club, Nevada County Plein Air Painters, The Meadow Group Plein Air Painters and Pioneer Arts.  She has taught classes in watercolor pouring and continues to give plein air demonstrations in pastel and oil.

Her work can be seen at the following galleries: Art Works Gallery -Grass Valley CA and Spring Plein Air events at the Markleeville Gallery- Markleevile CA.

Linda’s work and contact information can be seen on her website  www.lindaroemsich.com

Artwork: Woods Lake Pastel by Linda Roemisch

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Margo Schyltze's A Painter's Guide to Design and CompositionMargot Schulzke, PSA, PSWC-DP, DPS, KA

Margot Schulzke's name and her work are well known coast to coast. A member of the PSWC Hall of Fame as a Pastel Laureate™ since 2006, she is the fourth artist to be so honored. She is a signature member of Pastel Society of America as well as the Degas Pastel Society. Margot is a Distinguished Pastelist member of the Pastel Society of the West Coast since 1988, and an elected member of the American Artists Professional League.
A longtime columnist for The Pastel Journal, she is widely regarded as an authority on the subject of composition and design. Her book, A Painter's Guide to Design and Composition (Northlight) was released to rave reviews in 2006. She was the subject of a feature article written by Christine Proskow in The Pastel Journal December 2008. In September 2011, Margot was honored by the US Embassy in Chisinau, Moldova, in fall 2011, with a solo exhibition of her works, which toured various venues in that country.

Her works have been exhibited in competitions and museums across North America, including nine straight years in the Pastel Society of America National Open at the National Arts Club in New York. She has served as a juror for many exhibitions, including The Pastel Journal Pastels 100 (2004); Pastels USA 2008, Haggin Museum, Stockton, CA; the Northwest Pastel Society National Open Exhibition, Gig Harbor, WA, 2008; the Emerald Art Center National Open Exhibition, April 2009; the 3rd Annual Northeast Natl. Pastel Exhibition, Old Forge, NY 2007, Sierra Pastel Society International Pastels on High Exhibition, 2002; the 56th Annual Haggin Museum Natl. Juried Exhibition, Stockton, CA, 2010, and Bold Expressions 2011 at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center.

Her book A Painter's Guide to Design and Composition, North Light Books, 2006 was released to rave reviews in 2006. She has been featured in a number of other books, including  Pure Color, the Best of Pastel (North Light), Best of Pastel, Landscape Inspirations, (both Rockport Publishers) and Pastel Interpretations (North Light).  A six-page feature article on her work was published in The Pastel Journal in December 2008. She is listed in Who's Who in America, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, and in every edition of Who’s Who in the American Art since 1993.

She has had feature articles in The Pastel Journal as a juror of Pastel 100 Competition (3,000 entries), April, 2004; Guide to the Arts Magazine, summer 2001; California Seasons Magazine, cover and feature article, Spring 1998; Artist’s Magazine, two articles, 1992. She has written literally dozens of articles published in The Pastel Journal (where she has been a contributing editor) in The Artist’s Viewpoint, read by artists coast to coast.  She has taught painting and design workshops nationally and in Mexico.

Her work can be seen at the Shed Studio and Gallery in Newcastle, California, where she teaches cycles of weekly classes through much of the year.

Margo’s work and contact information can be seen on her website www.margotschulzke.com

Photo: Margo Schultze holds her book - A Painter's Guide to Design and Composition

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Painting by Ginny Burdick

Ginny Burdick

Ginny Burdick lives and works in the foothills of the beautiful Sierra Mountains in Coarsegold, California. She is known for her strong use of color and imagery in pastels and watercolor. Inspired by the beauty of the surrounding Sierra Mountains, she frequently captures memories of the many places where she has traveled. She often portrays her feeling for a particular locale in the strength of early morning or late afternoon light when shadows are strongest.

She has received awards from Yosemite Western Artists, the Alliance of California Artists, best of show ACA 2009, the Pastel Society of the West Coast, the Montana Watercolor Society, and KVPT. She was a finalist in the American Artists Magazine 2013 Art contest, over 6000 entries were received. Her paintings were also selected by the Fresno County Superior Court Judges to be displayed both in the Judge’s Conference Center, and in some of their court and jury rooms. She also was a participant in the Sierra Foothill Conservancy Plein Air Event.

When asked why she paints, she replies, “As difficult as it is to express, I think painting is a metaphor for life...why we live...it is a step toward understanding. I strive to gain an understanding of the world and its beauty, to appreciate the way we live and how we integrate ourselves with our environment.  I have learned that when painting a beautiful landscape, my feelings are expressed through that process. The creation of art enhances the experience of my personal life as well.”

When discussing her technique and process, the artist says, “I capture what I experience in my mind’s eye, and I explore the experience with light, color, and shape, and manipulate the physical reality until it is forced to reveal the truth of my experience. My brush and my hand are far more talented than my brain when it comes to this work. I am sometimes surprised by what shows up on paper. When it works when a painting gives the viewer an experience of entering a space and mood - I’ve created something worthwhile.”

In December of 2012 Ginny opened a fine art gallery in Fresno, The Sense of Place, where she represents artist from throughout California. Ginny teaches both pastel and watercolor workshops and classes.

Ginny has a BA degree in Art from Utah State University.

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Painting by Ginny Burdick

LaVone Sterling

LaVone Sterling is a self-proclaimed California Impressionist, who paints primarily in pastel. She has a Master’s Degree in Fine Art from California State University, Fresno and holds a life-time California Teaching Credential in Fine and Applied Arts. Although she is a former Community College art teacher, she continues her love for teaching by teaching workshops. LaVone is internationally acclaimed as a landscape artist and is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America (PSA); the Sierra Pastel Society (SPS) and the Pastel Society of the West Coast. Her work has been published in: International Artist’s Magazine; The Artist’s Magazine; Southwest Magazine; and two hard-bound books, which are: Sierra Wonders, a book published by The Arts Alliance of Three Rivers; and Art Journey: Portrait & Figures The Best of Contemporary Drawing In Graphite, Pastel & Colored Pencil. (North Light Publishing, edited by Rachel Wolff). In addition: LaVone’s painting “Golden Glow” dons the box lid of Sennelier Pastel’s, 30 piece plein aire landscape pastel set.

“I feel so fortunate to live in this beautiful valley”, the artists says. “I never lack for subject matter or inspiration. Mornings, when my mind is fresh, is when I do my best work. I begin painting when the sun comes up. Capturing the light in a painting is truly a challenge. But sitting in front of my easel with pastel in hand is like meditation. I love it and the peace it brings to me. I hope that this serenity passes through my art to those who view it.”

Artwork: Across the River by LaVone Sterling.