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COVID Contemplation Exhibit
PSA is excited to share artwork submitted by our members.
The art presented here was selected from submissions
by membership level, from two PSA membership levels.

Life During the Pandemic of 2020 -
What Has It Meant to You?
Events of this year will undoubtedly leave
an indelible impression on each of us.
Wouldn't it be good to have a piece of art to forever represent this time?

This was the challenge.
Choose one word to express what this season of Covid-19 has meant in your life.

Choose the word carefully and thoughtfully.
It could represent where or how you have spent this time
physically, mentally, spiritually, socially, or artistically.
Then create a pastel with that word as the   title.
Accompanying essays were encouraged.

Thanks to the many members who submitted art for this special exhibit!
Selected Signature Member Art


22 x 15

Claudette Gamache PSA

'Stay at Home' brought me deeper into exploring - new techniques, my photos, symbols, and interest in the inner and outer world. The painting 'Unknown' came from focusing and contemplating 24/7 on a photo of students blowing bubbles. Working intuitively and intellectually, the words 'unknown' and 'invisible' became personal to me.

Unscheduled (The Days Are All the Same)

12 x 9

Jeri Greenberg PSA
North Carolina

My calendar is empty; my days have no structure. I’m feeling untethered and drifting out to sea. I went from being overbooked and physically exhausted, to being unstructured and mentally exhausted. But little by little, structure and routine came back, and things look clearer. I feel stronger.


26 x 22

Nancy Lilly PSA

Recovery takes place, most often, in a state of unconsciousness. Questions as to the ‘re-awakening’ drive outside suspense. Thoughts and lessons realized during recovery are stored silently, invisibly when the spell of sleep is broken.

At the end of recovery comes renewal, and gratitude.


17 x 15

Nancy Ness PSA

I split my time between living in New York during the summers and Utah in the winters. During COVID isolation time, I am staying in Utah. Lately, I have been painting a series of pastels about how we feel by using body language.


28 x 22

Sibylla Voll PSA
Selected Associate Member Art


18 x 12

Anita Gladstone
New Jersey


18 x 24

Gerry Hirschstein
New York

How does one feel sheltering in place and at high risk, living in a densely populated apartment-dotted neighborhood? Do they feel depressed and unable to even get out of bed, alone, and nowhere to go? Trapped? Do they feel it's hardly worth getting up in the morning?
You feel vulnerable and alone.

We need to reach out to these people and make them feel connected.


6 x 7.75

Tammy Kaufman
North Carolina

The COVID-19 pandemic gives me an opportunity to sit in a space of quiet reflection, to listen to nature and appreciate the beauty all around us, and to speak up for the unheard and vulnerable.


12 x 10

Susan Kiss

Home was my sanctuary, where I contemplated the magnitude of how a virus could affect so many people's lives. Light streaming in gives one a sense that things will get better.


10 x 8

Gisela Lorens

This piece is one of nine pieces I have done this far for what I am calling my 'Blue Series.' This piece was originally called 'Tulip Blues' but was renamed 'Exhausted" as that is truly how I have been feeling.

I'm just grateful to have my art through this, even if 'blue.'


Life Lines

11 x 14

Tracey Maras

Lifelines are what hold us all together. They are our connections with each other. They are the threads of the masks being lovingly made to protect each of us.


11 x 14

Paula Pearl
New Jersey

I became a nurse to care for people. That used to include sharing a smile or offering a comforting touch. Since COVID-19 that is no longer possible. My painting 'Unmasked' reflects the past, the present, and what I hope will someday be possible again.


10.5 x 15.25

Kathryn Reis


9 x 12

Catherine LaPointe Vollmer
New York

Upcoming Zoom Workshop Schedule
Using Memory, Color, and Your Defining Tools  with  Loriann Signori PSA
July 11, 2020
Zoom 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM and 2:30 - 4:00 PM EST
with additional private critique
See the Friday, May 29 eblast for more
July 25, 2020
Zoom 11:00 - 1:00 and 2:30 - 4:00 PM EST
with additional provate critique

Lessons from the Masters  with  Corey Pitkin PSA
July 12 & 18, 2020
Zoom 1:00-4:30 PM EST (with a half-hour break)
July 19, 2020
Zoom 1:00-5:30 PM EST (with a half-hour break)
See the Sunday, May 31 eblast for more

The Painterly Floral  with  Karen Israel PSA-MP
August 1 & 2, 2020
Zoom 11:00 AM -1:00 PM EST
and 2:00 - 4:00 PM EST
with text critiques
More details to come in the Friday, June 12 eblast

NOLA with Nancie....Paint New Orleans -- Virtually! 
October 5-9, 11:00 am to 5 pm EST
More Information Coming Soon!