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2-Day Workshop With Betsy Payne Cook

Friday and Saturday, July 26th-27th, 2024

Past Events:

Joann Quinlivan Workshop

Learning to Paint Landscape Using Pastel (For Beginners to Advanced)

  July 15th, 2023 10am – 4pm
Location:  LARAC Mountain Gallery – 21 Bay St., Glens Falls, NY
Cost:  $100 APS Members, $125 Non-Members

Karen Israel headshot

Virtual Workshop with Karen Israel

January 21, 2023

10-12:30 and 1-3:30

Based on the upstate NY uncertain wintry weather and member suggestions, we have a great virtual workshop scheduled this winter with award winning artist Karen Israel. The topic will be dramatic winter and autumn landscapes. The fee is only $100 for the day…..PLUS – Karen will provide recordings of her demos and answer follow up questions for two weeks after the workshop.
Karen’s Bio & website:

Let’s get loose and learn to create dramatic landscape paintings that communicate your unique interpretation of an autumn and a winter scene. Starting with a demo and a discussion about design, we will explore composition, color and atmospheric perspective as it relates to landscape painting in the colder months.


Wiawaka Plein Air Day July 11, with a workshop by Takeyce Walter

6th Annual Adirondack National Pastel Exhibition July 8-August 15, 2020

Please note: this year’s national show will now be an online show only. Deadline for submissions is June 1, 2020. Please click here for the prospectus and to submit through

Juror of Selection and Juror of Awards, Karen Israel

Community Day at the Hyde, Glens Falls, NY. Still uncertain due to COVID 19

Annual Membership Show at Crandall Library, October, 2020

More information to follow.


Annual Members Exhibit at the Crandall Library

Glens Falls, NY, October 1-31, 2019

October 17: Reception 6-7 pm and Members’ Annual Meeting, 7 pm.

Drop off for work: October 1 at the library from 10-12

Pick up date: October 31 at the library.

  We are celebrating our 11th year! This year we lost a beloved member to cancer. We will be showing her work as memorial to her. Jerolyn Ouimet, a Saratoga Artist, who served on our board for 5 years. She was instrumental in helping our organization host Plein Air event at Wiawaka Holiday house and she enjoyed painting there. This annual event highlights our members pastel paintings. Our 44 members span the Adirondack region. Some, are members of the National Pastel Society of America, a prestigious recognition for excellence. Our Reception will be held on Oct 17, 5-7pm with an annual meeting to be convened following the reception. 


Annual National Pastel Exhibition at the Shirt Factory Gallery July 10-August 10.

2018 Awards Ceremony at the Shirt Factory Gallery

The Adirondack Pastel Society, in concert with the Shirt Factory Gallery once again hosted its Annual National Pastel Exhibition this summer. .

Chris Ivers

JUROR OF SELECTION, JUROR OF AWARDS: Chris Ivers attained a BFA in painting and two dimensional design from Hartford Art School in 1973 and found work in the advertising field for the last 40 years. She has been Creative Director at numerous ad agencies and in 1986 broke off on her own to start her own company. She works with artists in that cross-over world of fine art and digital photography to teach them how to better promote themselves.

Christine Ivers

Chris Ivers taught a two-day Nocturne Workshop: Petal Pushers, Chris Ivers
Members of the APS hard at work at the Chris Ivers’ nocturne workshop, July 2019

Wiawaka Plein Air Day Saturday June 29, 2019   

Members gathered and painted at the historic Wiawaka House on the banks of Lake George for a day of Plein air painting with a show and sale to cap off the day.  Painting was open to all members of the Adirondack Pastel Society and the Plein Air Group of the Adirondacks.

Painting by J. Ouimet

Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts Exhibit

August 1-31, 2019

Artist’s Reception, August 9, from 5-7 pm

The show featured the work of Adirondack Pastel Society Members.