We Talk Art is the new quarterly Zoom presentation for members of the PSWC. Bonnie Zahn Griffith will be chatting with well known artists in an informal virtual setting. These distinguished guests will be sharing their stories, processes, tips and more. The link to these interviews will be sent to members and posted on our Facebook page. The series will feature “live” interviews, so participants may post questions and comments during and after the interview. The link to the Zoom meeting for each session will be posted on our Facebook page, and also sent via eBlast to all current PSWC members.

2023 We Talk Art Interview Series

January 22, 12:00 Noon PST – Featuring Dug Waggoner: In this first interview, Bonnie Zahn Griffith will be chatting with PSWC Distinguished Pastelist and IAPS Master Circle artist Dug Waggoner. Dug is a nationally award winning artist from California who has experienced a successful life long career in the arts. Dug says, “ Many years ago I fell in love with Pastel because of the speed and tactile feel of its drawing capabilities, the opaque coverage, the color brilliance and serendipity experimentation that gave a perfect voice for my work.” The interview with Dug is archived on our PSWC YouTube channel here.

February 12, 12:00 Noon PST – Featuring Natasha Isenhour: Natasha is a talented New Mexico based artist with a long list of achievements in the art world including being a Distinguished Pastelist in the Pastel Society of NM, exhibiting in prestigious galleries and museums and is a sought-after workshop educator. 
American Realist Natasha Isenhour, conveys her emotional response to landscape, architecture and still-life in oil, pastel and watercolor. From a distance a first impression is the realistic feeling of the work, but a closer look reveals a contemporary edge where her mark-making controls the impressions of mass and delicacy. 

July 9, 12:00 Noon PST – Featuring Scott Christensen: From Scott’s website: “After nearly three decades at the easel, Christensen is recognized around the globe, as evidenced by his invitation to show in Russia’s Ilya Repin St. Petersburg State Academic Institute for Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture. His energy flows through his work, paintings that, in turn, move us, opening our eyes to the beauty of places as varied as the California coast at twilight, and the storied English countryside. They are luscious yet economical landscapes that beg to be explored.”

October 15, 12:00 Noon PST – Featuring Clark Mitchell: Designated a Master Pastelist by the Pastel Society of America and a Distinguished Pastelist by the Pastel Society of the West Coast, Clark has received numerous awards in local as well as national competitions. In 2005, he won Best of Show at the Laguna Plein Air Invitational; and in 2011, Best of Show in the Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational. His paintings have been on the cover of American Artist, Southwest Art and the Pastel Journal.

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