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Mandy Ellard Speaks at MAG November Meeting


Mandy Ellard, PSA

Mandy can't remember not being an artist.  Through every phase of school she was an art student; so it was no surprise when she was awarded an art scholarship at Delta State University where she studied with Delta artists Collier Parker, Mary Ann Ross and Bill Lester. Outside of school, she was introduced to painting with oils and pastels by Mississippi artist Carol Epperson and since then has taken several workshops with artists of international and national acclaim.  

Mandy is a co-president for Pastel Society of Mississippi which is also a member of IAPS, International Association of Pastel Societies. She is also a member of The Degas Society, and is a Signature Member of Pastel Society of America.  Her art has won several awards within these societies.  

Mandy loves to introduce artists to pastels so she often opens her studio to small classes.  She doesn't love social media so she isn't on Facebook but she tries to post every now and then on Instagram.  @mandyellardart

Her art is represented locally by:

Jackson Street Gallery in Ridgeland, MS and PaceSetter Gallery in Flowood, MS.  

MAG Upcoming Events

Image Gallery Frame Shop Art Show - People's Choice Award, Ann Ulmer

Participating Members Are:

Linda Beatty

Nathan Bruce

McKinley Deaver

Linda Dees

Mary Ann Elliott

Patricia Fitzgerald

Patricia Franks

Marla Harbor

Martha Harrell

Kay Heller

Nancy Horton

Gloria Jones

Carol King

Maud Kuykendall

Sarah McTaggart

Kay Meadows

Dona Mitchell

Dianne Norman

Bryan Peters

Cindy Prince

Phil Pringle

Ella Jane Putnam

Gayle Quick

Lori Rene Ragab

Gay Simpson

Jerry Strowd

Ann Ulmer - PEOPLE's CHOICE Award

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