Appalachian Pastel Society Holds Meeting in Mills River, NC – July 9, 2016


The Appalachian Pastel Society Holds Meeting in Mills River, NC, featuring Cathyann Burgess on July 9, 2016, from 10am-noon, at the Grace Community Church at 495 Cardinal Road, Mills River, NC, 28759.

Burgess’ presentation: Seeing the Light..Going Outside to Paint! Presentation on plein air painting history and understanding Carlson’s rules before going outdoors, how to simplify the scene before you and more. Meeting and morning presentation free and open to the public.

Work by Cathyann Burgess

About the Artist: Burgess has been drawing or painting as long as she can remember and consciously thought of herself as artist, at age 13. She was born in Manhattan and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She holds a MSEd in Art from SUNY College at Buffalo, NY. Her teaching experience in art for over 25 years includes formal schools both public and private, museums and workshops. Committed to life long learning, Burgess’ studies include workshops with Danni Dawson, Nelson Shanks, Daniel Greene, Matthew Mancini and Randy Sexton. Burgess with her husband, now makes her home and studio in Hendersonville, NC. She shows her work at Asheville Gallery of Art, Asheville, NC. She is Chair of Programs for APS 2016. She paints full time in oils and pastels after retiring from teaching art at Benedictine College Preparatory School, Richmond, VA, where she chaired the Department of Fine Arts she created in 1998 with a grant from the Mary Morton Parsons Foundation. Her works are in both corporate and private collections.

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