CALL FOR ART - FINE POINT: Juried Colored Pencil Exhibition

  • FINE POINT: Juried Colored Pencil Exhibition

    May 3 - June 1, 2019 

     Juror: Barbara Goodsitt
  • Northville Art House presents this open juried competition to showcase the beauty, richness, and versatility of colored pencil through two-dimensional works selected by juror Barbara Goodsitt.
    Location: Northville Art House, 215 W. Cady Street, Northville, Michigan 48167, 248-344-0497, www.northvillearthouse.org

    Prizes: $650 for 1st – 4th place: $300, $200, $100, and $50; Honorable mention awards.



January Class at WCC

Student Marta with her colored pencil drawing

I will be teaching "Drawing in Color" on Saturday mornings starting Jan 12 at Washtenaw Community College, WCC Community Enrichment.
Create realistic color drawings using professional-grade colored pencils. You’ll work with water-soluble colored pencils, graphite, pastels and will have the opportunity to include additional media if you want to combine mediums. Many demonstrations and encouraging, one-on-one guidance will help improve your technique and stimulate creativity.
Call 734-677-5060
More information and registration online: https://tinyurl.com/y9ttrlzm


Bonnie Auten Colored Pencil Workshop

I took a great workshop from colored pencil artist Bonnie Auten.  I used Derwent Coloursoft and Caran d'ache Museum Aquarelle Pencils.  Bonnie has developed a technique that combines certain dry colored pencils and water soluble colored pencils that result in a very rich, painterly piece of art.  I made this piece in the workshop on U-Art sanded paper (800 grit).


Fall Juried Show

The Annual Ann Arbor Women Artists Show is being held at the Ann Arbor District Library Downtown, 343 South Fifth Ave. Ann Arbor, MI..  I have two pieces in this show!  The Show runs through November.

Aloe Vera
© Barbara Goodsitt
Artichoke #2
© Barbara Goodsitt


Drawing Animals

This is from my class demo about drawing animals.
The class is called Drawing in Color at Washtenaw Community College.

© Barbara Goodsitt



I have two pieces in the upcoming exhibition  EXPRESSIONS - Midwest Color 2018.  
Padzieski Gallery. Ford Community & Performing Arts Center in Dearborn, MIExhibit runs Oct. 11 - Nov. 9. Reception October 18 7-9 PM

© Barbara Goodsitt

Golden Pears
© Barbara Goodsitt


June Workshop

I will be teaching a workshop "Creating a Still Life with Colored Pencils" June 18 and 19 with Ann Arbor Rec and Ed. This two day workshop teaches you to develop beautiful colors using layering techniques as you learn how to make colored pencil art look like an oil painting. For more information and registration, go to https://tinyurl.com/y94vexjm

©Barbara Goodsitt


AAWA Committee and Board Art Show

The AAWA Committee and Board Art show is up at the Michigan League, 911 N. University Ave Ann Arbor, MI 48104. No through May 29th. Join us for a catered reception on Friday, May 18th from 5:30- 8:00.

My painting: Twighlight Still Life is on display