Save the date! Please join us on Thursday, Oct. 5th at 5 p.m. for the opening reception of the MAG Member Art Show Exhibition at Image Gallery in Madison, MS.
Exhibition dates: Oct. 5-21, 2023
Image Gallery Frame Shop located at 1022 US-51 Suite 600 (across from McAllister's)
The public is invited to attend the Image Gallery Frame Shop Art Show
Susan Patton (b. 1975) is a professional artist residing in North Mississippi. She is also a Registered Physical Therapist but has put that profession aside for a season to pursue her passion for art. Susan and her mother, artist Dot Courson, represented Mississippi artists at the 2008 Presidential Debate media reception at Oxford, MS, where they did demonstrations and displayed their artwork.
Susan has won multiple awards locally, as well as in juried national shows. Her art has been accepted into the Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Show, as well as the Oil Painters of America Salon, Allied Artists of America Annual Exhibition, the Boldbrush art contest, and the American Impressionist Society National Juried Small Works Show as well as the prestigious American Impressionist Society's National Juried Exhibition. Also, she was a finalist in the 2020 Portrait Society of America's Members Only competition.
An avid learner, Susan is also known for her love for teaching. She teaches multiple workshops a year on a variety of subjects including design, brushwork, Plein air, and portrait painting. Susan is a founding member of Mississippi Plein Air Painters, where she assists with organizing local and statewide paint-outs, one of which was featured on the national HGTV show, "Home Town."She is a member of the Portrait Society of America, Oil Painters of America, American Women Artists, Allied Artists of America, and American Impressionist Society. She is a regular blogger with Oil Painters of America. Her work hangs among some of the most prestigious art collections. She is a highly sought-after portrait artist and is also known for her figurative paintings that capture fleeting moments in everyday life that people want to remember. She describes her paintings as, "memories to hold on to."
Congratulations Mandy Ellard for receiving acceptance into the Master Circle of the International Association of Pastel Societies making her a master pastelist!
The IAPS Master Circle was created to honor those artists whose work has been accepted and/or given awards in IAPS Juried Exhibitions. Artists who receive the Master Circle designation may use the letters "IAPS/MC" on resumes, websites, brochures, magazine articles and other media to indicate their membership in the Master Circle.
To receive the Master Circle designation, artists must accrue five (5) points. Points may be obtained as follows:
Each recipient of the award receives a three-inch medallion engraved with his or her name and the year the honor was bestowed engraved on the back. The design of the medallion was created by IAPS founder and President Emerita, Urania Christy Tarbet. "It is of a rose with a pastel stick next to it. The rose represents the resurgence of spring, as pastel is in its Renaissance period, and is now being recognized as a wonderful medium after being in the dark for so long. I wanted something very special that had never been done in the art world before, to honor pastel artists whose work was accepted in our exhibitions or awarded prizes. It is important for the recipients to cherish this symbol of excellence. It can be worn at IAPS exhibitions and conventions, and readily identifies IAPS artists who have received one of the most important honors in the pastel world."
The points which determine the recipients of the medallions given at the Convention are calculated from the fifth point received at or before the fall Webshow prior to the next Convention. Artists who get their fifth point for an acceptance or award in the Convention Juried Exhibit will receive their medallion at the next Convention in two years.
Only IAPS Juried Exhibitions accrue points; acceptance or awards in a member society's exhibition does not count towards Master Circle or Eminent Pastelist status.
Participating Members Are:
David Allen (Best of Show)
Lana Anderson (Acrylic/Mixed Media, 1st Place)
Linda Beatty (Pastel, 2nd Place)
Catherine Becker (Dianne Norman Award)
Pam Dewees (Oil, 2nd Place)
Mary Ann Elliott (Watercolor, 1st Place)
Carol King (Watercolor, 3rd Place)
Chuck McBride (Acrylic/Mixed Media 3rd Place)
Sarah McTaggart (Betty Smith Award)
Dianne Norman (Watercolor, 2nd Place)
Linda Pelly (Acrylic/Mixed Media 2nd Place)
Ella Jane Putnam
Gayle Quick (Ann Rowcliff Award)
Gay Simpson (Oil, 1st Place)
Jenny Thames (Pastel, 2nd Place)
Ann Ulmer (Oil, 3rd Place)
Susan Wellington (Pastel, 1st Place)
David Allen, Partners Forever
Gay Simpson, Day at the Beach
Pam Dewees, Courtship
Ann Ulmer, Lovely in Red
Mary Ann Elliott, Water Jugs
Dianne Norman, Vicksburg Morning
Carol King, Geaux Tigers
Susan Wellington, Trembling Pansies
Jenny Thames, Garden Lady
Linda Beatty, Skipper
Lana Anderson, Summer Sun
Linda Pelly, Fresh Cut
Chuck McBride, Wait Up
Dianne Norman Award
Catherine Becker, Two's Company, Three's A Crowd
Betty Smith Award
Sarah McTaggart, Pink and Red Roses
Ann Rowcliff Award
Gayle Quick, Coffee in Paris
The Mississippi Artists' Guild has proudly promoted local Mississippi Artists since 1974.
Members Meet the First Tuesday of Each Month (September - May) at 5:30pm. If you are interested in joining the MAG Guild, please review the MAG Objectives and Membership Bylaws listed below to ensure our group will meet your expectations. Once you are satisfied that our guild is for you, select "Contact" and "Join Us" to complete an application for membership.
A. Membership shall be limited to those individuals who have attained the age of 18 and are residents of Mississippi.
B. The Executive Board will make a decision on any active member’s request for hardship status on a case by case basis.
C. No person otherwise qualified for membership in this organization will be denied membership because of race, religion, sex or political affiliations.
D. A prospective member will be permitted to attend only one meeting as a guest before making application for membership.
E. The Standing Rules of the Guild shall govern the process of membership applications.