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October 2022 Presenter: Susan Mayfield

You are invited! Please join us for our Monday October 17, 2022 members' meeting for some fun and fellowship! This is our regular monthly members meeting.

Our plan is to hold this meeting in person AND via Zoom. Any changes due to Covid will be announced prior to the meeting.

Hope to see you there - members and guests welcome!

For October, our presenter will be Susan Mayfield.

Susan will be presenting:

GO BOLD! Painting Dynamic Landscapes in Pastel

This will be a demo and brief lecture on how to “go bold” in your pastel landscapes. Do your paintings disappear on the wall? Do you often wonder how to make your paintings stand out, how to make your work “pop”? This presentation and demo will explore ways to make your paintings more compelling, more powerful visual statements through the luminous medium of pastel. Mayfield will present solutions and methods students can use to push value contrasts, utilize color schemes, choose more interesting compositions and develop more effective ways of telling your “story”.

About the Artist

I grew up and spent most of my life in the semi-tropics of the Lowcountry of South Carolina, a place of great mystery and beauty, where the marshes, rivers, and swamps provided endless subject matter for my paintings. 15 years ago, I moved to the high mountain desert of Colorado, another stunning location where the geography could not be more different than South Carolina’s-water is more scarce, but its power is evident in every canyon and mountain range there, and the plein air painting is fantastic. Currently I spend most the year at my home in Salida, Colorado, and travel in the spring and fall to the Lowcountry. I paint mostly in pastel, it’s immediacy and luminosity is hard to match.

See bio here:


Refreshments/Social Time: 5pm-6pm

Meeting runs 6-8pm.

(Presentation will be approximately 6:30-7:30)

We will meet in the FRONT meeting room (adjacent to the kitchen) . This is the first room on the left after entering through the lobby.

  • While they are no longer required, in light of the risk of COVID infection and CDC guidelines, we recommend that everyone wear masks during the meeting except when eating. The Board will revisit this policy as the situation evolves or park policies change.

To keep the business meeting shorter, please review the information provided by our President regarding Board business activities and decisions prior to the meeting <Click HERE one week prior>.

The Zoom session will open at 5:45pm

The Meeting will begin at 6pm

(See full Zoom link details at bottom of this post)


Susan Mayfield

Photo of Artist: Susan Mayfield

SUSAN MAYFIELD is an artist known for her bold pastels and oils. A native South Carolinian, she has divided her time between the coast of Carolina and the high mountain desert of her home in Salida, Colorado. Her career has included solo and group exhibits in galleries such as the Wells Gallery and the Gibbes Museum in Charleston, SC, the Joyce Robins Gallery in Santa Fe, NM, The Red Piano Gallery in Hilton Head. Recent awards include 2019 Best in Show award at South Park Plein Air Festival, Best in Show and Southwest Magazine Award at the 2018 Mile High Pastel Society of Colorado National Exhibition, the Quick Draw Award at the 2018 Central City Colorado Plein Air Festival, Quick Draw Award at the 2017 Red Rocks Plein Air Festival in Moab, Utah, the Elizabeth Mowry Poetic Landscape Award at the 2017 Mile High Colorado Pastel Society Exhibition, “People’s Choice” and “Quick Draw” Award at the 2016 South Park Plein Air Festival, and the Best In Show award at the 2015 South Park Plein Air Festival. Mayfield teaches art classes and workshops throughout the country. Her paintings can be seen at the Edward Dare Gallery in Charleston, SC, the Sandpiper Gallery on Sullivans Island, SC and at her studio in Salida, Colorado.

For more info:

Instagram: @susanmayfieldart


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A reminder to our members about the TAP Gallery Wall Display:

Sept 19 - Oct 17

  • The Artists Place (TAP) Gallery theme: Best In Show Solo Show: Dale Bishop

Oct 17 - Nov 21

  • The Artists Place (TAP) Gallery theme: Abstracts - Representational or Non-Objective

All members are invited to participate. A monthly Best in Show will be selected and awarded a ribbon. Happy creating!


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