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Current & Upcoming

November 2024:

Saturday, November 2, 5pm-9pm, Join us for the 15 year anniversary celebration of my Atelier, The Blue Easel Club: a party and an art opening at Gallery Huracan, 3441 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA, where club members will exhibit their creative achievements at the Club over the last years. This is our 5th exhibition since our founding in 2009. Bring friends and come toast to the next 15 years! We hope to see you there.

Realism Live With Eric Rhoads: online, November 12, essential techniques day,  join me for a portrait demo with question and answer session. Sign up with Eric Rhoads and Art School Live. 

October 2024:

The New Orleans Art Association hosts their National Exhibition this year at "The Building" 1427 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70113,  and I am honored to be asked to be their judge of awards this year. I hope to see you at the opening, October 5

September 2024:

Join me in New York City at the Pastel Society of America PSA Portrait Workshop, National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park, New York, NY.  The weekend after the PSA International "Enduring Brilliance", Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, September 23, 24 & 25. Contact PSA directly. (212) 533-6931   

 

Join me September 18  for Pastel Live online with Eric Rhoads, where I will do an 1.5 hour demo and you can draw along and ask questions. Sign up today with Eric Rhoads and Art School Live.

 

August 2024: 

Join me at Gryder Gallery, 615 Julia Street, New Orleans, LA, for an exhibition of my work along with artists Saskia Ozols, Adrian Deckbar, Eddie Herbert and Keith Perelli. It's a special night out on the town as we celebrate "White Linen Night" on Julia Street 6-9pm

July 2024: 

Join me at my drawing Atelier in New Orleans, BlueEaselClub.com, for the workshop "Drawing Flowers" in pastel, charcoal or graphite, on Saturday, July 27, 9:30am-3:30. $175 includes demo, personal instruction, fresh flowers and lunch at the Blue Easel Club. Beginners to professionals welcome. 

June 2024:

Join me in Albuquerque, New Mexico, June 12-15, with the International Association of Pastel Societies' Convention at Hotel Albuquerque. I'm honored to be exhibiting in their "Masters Showcase Exhibition" and will be at the book signing for their new book Pastel: A Celebration . Contact IAPS directly to attend the convention where Master Pastelists  from all over the world come to teach pastel and meet other artists. I hope to see you there. 

June 29th-September 1st  I am honored to be invited to exhibit 5 pastel paintings with the 23rd Festival International Du Pastel, Ville de Feytiat, France! It is with the Société des Pastellistes de France, founded in 1885. They have both an international juried exhibition and an invitational exhibition. Thank you to Madame President Liliane Desmarest and Gisèle Hurtaud. I cannot be in France with this exhibition, so if you go, please post photos :-)  I am thrilled to be invited to show with so many magnificent artists.

May 2024: 

See BlueEaselClub.com for the workshop "Drawing Facial Features: Eyes, Nose, Mouth & Ears" on Saturday, May 25

 

April 2024:

Exhibiting in "Impact: Figurative Group Show" at Gallery Huracan, 3441 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115, opening 6-9pm April 6 

 

See BlueEaselClub.com for "Plein Air in Pastels" workshop, Saturday April 20

March 2024:

Chosen for "50 Select" in the Portrait Society of America International competition 

See BlueEaselClub.com for the one day workshop "Sketching New Orleans" Saturday, March 23

Butler Institute of American Art, Last month to view invitational exhibition with piece "The Devil Waits Behind You" 

 

February 2024 :

 PASTEL 100 Artists Network Magazine, Honorable Mention, Portrait and Figurative Category 

January 2024:

Teaching Life Drawing Class at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts and usual Blue Easel Club

Exhibiting in "Individuals" a group show curated by Emre Karaoglu, Second Story Gallery, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA 

October 2023:

 

National Exhibition for the Iowa Pastel Society. ”Eli, Drawing from Life” and ”Full Pink Moon at 18”, Second Place Award https://www.iowapastelsociety.org/.../glorious-pastels-23 

 

Художник Carol Peebles Russian article on Carol Peebles’ work. o-uyevve.livejournal.com

International Exhibition of the Appalachian Pastel Society ”Cindy”, Exceptional Merit Award and “Offering” https://appalachianpastelsociety.org

2023 National Exhibition of the Degas Pastel Society, “Alan Flattmann En Plein Air” and “Charlotte” https://DegasPastelSociety.org 

New Orleans Drawing Group Member’s Exhibition to November 5th; Carol Peebles, Judge of Awards. Arabi Visual Arts, 6707 St. Claude Avenue, Arabi LA www.NODG.artcall.org 

 

The 11th Master Circle Division of the International Association of Pastel Societies Exhibition. “Coming Of Age” https://www.iapspastel.org/ 

 

The New Orleans Art Association National Show 2023 “Naasir Dreaming of Home” First-Place Award

 

National Exhibition of the Chicago Pastel Painters 2023 – “Harvest Moon: A Harvest Within” and “Sagittarius” https://www.chicagopastelpainters.org/

 

September 2023:

 

International Exhibition for the Pastel Society of America, NY, NY. “The Devil Waits Behind You” – won the “Armadillo Award”

 

National Exhibition for the Southwest Florida Pastel Society. “Moonset” and “Zibby”– won 2nd Place

 

Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine Features the Blue Easel Club in their article: “Ateliers Now: Some Top Places to Train”

 

Faculty Exhibition at the Academy Galleries, for the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, several works exhibited.

 

August 2023:

 

International Exhibition for the Pastel Society of the West Coast: Pastels USA 20233: 99 Voices in Pastel 

 

The Haggin Museum, California: “No Where to Be but Here” – won 2nd Place in Contemporary Realism

 

“Pratique des Arts” Magazine in France, featured Carol’s work, process and Atelier, the Blue Easel Club Cahier spécial PASTEL 66 – Pratique des Arts

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Expertise.com features the Blue Easel Club as one of the top places to take art lessons in New Orleans

 

National Exhibition for the Pastel Society of Alaska – “Self With Sun and Wind” exhibited 

 

Commissioned by Tulane University to Paint the Head of Ophthalmology, Dr. Caldwell, life-size oil. Now on display at Tulane University.

 

National Exhibition for the Pastel Society of Southern California, exhibited “20/20 Twilight”

 

Featured Article in “PenPaperStorm.com“ about the painting “Happy Chocolate City”

 

March 2023:

 

International Association of Pastel Societies 10th Master Circle Division – won Certificate of Excellence with “Drawing Is a Meditation” 

 

Portrait Society of America features the painting “Dreaming of Home” in their Members’ Spotlight

 

Hartley Invitational at the Salmagundi Club on 5th Ave in NYC, opening March 16, 2023. This exhibition brings together some of the most eminent contemporary realist artists from around the world – exhibited “Dreaming of Home”

 

February 2023:

 

Salmagundi Club Annual Black & White Exhibition, 5th Avenue New York. Exhibited drawing: “Academy Demo from Life – Alice” 

 

January 2023:

 

International Exhibition for the Pastel Society of Alaska – Exhibited: “Watching Over Her”

Eric Rhoads hosts Carol Peebles on “Art School Live” with her lesson on how to achieve a likeness in a Portrait without drawing the features. A free online lesson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tQ7v4rJOmM

 

Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine Features the painting “Dreaming of Home” in their article on drawing

 

The Salmagundi Club, NY, NY, features the painting “A Harvest Within” in their National exhibition Time of Day.

 

Absolutely honored to be invited to participate in “Pastel World 2022”, the 3rd China Zhuhai International Pastel Invitational Exhibition and the 8th Zhuhai Shutong Art Pastel Invitational Exhibition that now open until December 30, 2022, at Lian Yiqing Pastel Painting Art Museum, Wanchai Civic Art Center, Xiangzhou District, Zhuhai City, China.

A total of 82 pastel paintings were selected for this international exhibition. My pastel work “Watching Time Stand Still” (referencing how we felt during quarantine) is now displayed at this exhibition. 珠海市香洲区粉画学会

 

December 2022:

 

Honored today to discover this piece, “Home,” has been awarded 8th place in the International Exhibition of Société de Pastel de l’Est du Canada (PSEC), featuring 149 works from 19 different countries in their “Pix Pastel 2023”! This is my friend, Naasir, dreaming of home, demo from life for Blue Easel Club Drawing Atelier.

 

Excited to have the piece, “Blue Easel Club Life Studio with Vin Rouge” included in the Salmagundi Club, NY, NY, exhibition “Lineage: Generations of Realism” about artists who are continuing the tradition of Realism and drawing from life, November 20-Dec 10.

 

October 2022:

 

Excited to be invited to teach at “Realism Live” with Eric Rhoades

 

Today I found out that I have been honored with an Award of Merit at the National Pastel Showcase Exhibition of at the Salmagundi Club of NYC on Fifth Avenue, with the piece “Life Drawing at the Blue Easel club with Tomahawk”

 

Thrilled to announce that my drawing, “She/Her” is SEMI-FINALIST in the 16th International ARC Salon. Arguably the best competition in the world of Realism from all genres. I’m especially happy because it is accepted in the category of “Fully From Life” which is what my Blue Easel Club Drawing Atelier is all about, drawing from the live model. This competition received over 5,400 entries this year from 75 countries. Honored to have this piece, “Nowhere to Be but Here,” selected out of 876 submissions for the International Exhibition of The Pastel Society of North Carolina.

 

Honored to win First Place in the National Exhibition for the South West Florida Pastel Society, with this piece, “Drawing Together II, with Alice”. It is a demo from life for Blue Easel Club Drawing Atelier.

 

So honored to win 1st place in the National Exhibition for the Art Guild of Louisiana, River Road 52nd Annual, with this piece, “Quarantine Zen Masters.” It is part of a series on quarantine and how we were all looking at time differently.

 

Honored to have this piece, “Life Studio At The Blue Easel Club with Kate” awarded the “Ruby Kossow Award” in the International Annual Exhibition of the Pastel Society of America: Enduring Brilliance at The National Arts Club in NYC, New York. On view September 12-October 6, 2022.

 

Honored to have this piece, “Life Studio At The Blue Easel Club” awarded the “Ruby Kossow Award” in the International Annual Exhibition of the Pastel Society of America: Enduring Brilliance at The National Arts Club in NYC, New York. On view September 12-October 6, 2022.

 

August 2022:

 

Honored to have this piece, “Do Less, Breathe More.” (Inspired by yogi AC Lambeth who teaches me how to do both) chosen for the Great Lakes Pastel Society National Exhibition. With 418 pieces submitted to the show, and only 100 accepted, it is a great honor to have 2 pieces selected.

 

Honored to receive 1st place in the National Exhibition for the Great Lakes Pastel Society. With 418 pieces submitted to the show, this is a great honor.

 

Honored to do a demo/lesson for the International online course in “Pastel Live” with Eric Rhoads

 

Honored to be featured in “Master Pastel Artists” on YouTube

 

Honored today to have my piece, “It Was In You All Along” and ”Motherhood”, chosen for the National Exhibition for the Pastel Society of Southern California. With a record of 494 submissions, I’m happy to make the final cut and show along with so many talented artists.

 

July 2022:

 

Honored to exhibit this piece in the National Exhibition for Life Drawing at the Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Ave at 12th Street, New York, NY. This is a demo from life for Blue Easel Club Drawing Atelier where I was trying to capture the feel of a life classroom more than the model. A recurring theme which makes me so happy.

 

Thrilled to be invited to exhibit this piece, “He/Him” at the #SalmagundiClub on 5th Avenue in NYC, August 8-25th with their juried show on drawing from life. This is a demo from life for #BlueEaselClubDrawingAtelier of my friend Robert Starnes. The show includes some of my favorite contemporary artists working from life and I feel honored to show with them at this historic venue.

 

Honored to have Gail Sibley write an article on my work as I prepare to be a part of the international Pastel Live in August: https://pasteltoday.com/.../carol-peebles-connection.../…

 

Honored to have this piece,” She/Her” exhibited on 5th Avenue in NYC at the Salmagundi Club‘s juried exhibition on drawings and prints. This is a demo from life for the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts.

 

So very honored to be invited to be a part of the Allied Artists of America, an historic organization dedicated to the advancement of American Art.

 

June 2022:

 

Honored to be teaching a workshop and doing a demo at the International Association of Pastel Societies Convention in Albuquerque, NM.

 

Truly honored today to find out I received the “Jane Impastato Award” in the National 138th Salmagundi Club’s Annual Members Exhibit Salmagundi Club, 47 5th Avenue, New York, NY. With the piece: “Transformation”

 

This very special exhibition will be on view in NYC May 16-June 9.

 

Honored to see that this piece, “Slowly Letting Go,” won an award and is juried into the Allied Artists of America elected members Exhibition 2022, May 15th 2022-2024 featuring some of my favorite contemporary artists

 

May 2022:

 

Honored, so happy to have the piece “Butterfly” juried into the National Juried Member Exhibition for the Red Rock Pastel Society Of Nevada . A demo from life for Blue Easel Club Drawing Atelier, this piece is about a big transformation in my life in the last year.

 

April 2022:

 

I am very honored to have my article on pastels portraits and drawing from life featured the International Magazine, “Pastel World” the first edition, published by Macau Inter Culture Limited. This edition has featured many renowned pastelists’ works and articles from around the world. So happy to write an article on drawing from life! I am truly grateful to be part of this publication.

To purchase a copy, please message Macau Interculture or Pastel world Magazine for the ordering details.

 

Honored to be interviewed by Daria Jamison with the Red Rock Pastel Society of Nevada available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/-3vVNhI2DFA


March 2022:

 

The Salmagundi Club of NYC presents its Spring Auction April 8-9, live and online. All works will be on exhibit in the Skylight Gallery at the club through April 9. Amazingly, these auctions have operated continuously since the late 1870s! My piece will be amongst those auctioned on the 9th beginning at noon EST.

 

“Blue Easel Club Life Studio” was awarded an honorable mention in the 23rd Annual International Competition for pastels, “Pastel 100” of Pastel Journal. I’m especially happy because the subject matter is my Atelier, BlueEaselClub.com, where my students are drawing with me.

 

February 2022:

 

Thank you to the Salmagundi Club for the “William D. Zahn Memorial Award” in the 145th Annual Black & White National Exhibition for my piece “Pandemic Life Studio.” The Club, located at 47 Fifth Avenue @ Twelfth Street | New York, NY, is one of the oldest art institutions in America, dedicated to continuing the tradition of realism and working from life. I’m inspired by all they do and try to reflect that in my Blue Easel Club Drawing Atelier.

 

The piece, “Patek-Philippe Double Moon” is featured in the Portrait Society of America Member Newsletter

 

January 2022:

 

“Pandemic Life Studio” demo from life. Honored that this piece has been awarded the “William D. Zahn Memorial Award” and is exhibited at the historic Salmagundi Club‘s Black and White annual exhibition, located at 47 Fifth Avenue @ Twelfth Street | New York, NY, January 31, 2022 thru February.

 

Honored to have this piece, “Where The Party Is,” accepted into the 145th Annual “Black and White Exhibition” at the Salmagundi Club on Fifth Avenue in NYC, New York, January 31-February 25, 2022. A demo from life for Blue Easel Club Drawing Atelier, of my friend Brad d’Artagnan Wilkins.

 

I’m feeling so honored today to find out that this piece, “2020,” was accepted into the National Exhibition, “Tonalism Today,” at the Salmagundi Club at 47 Fifth Avenue in New York City! January 31-February 18, 2022. I created this piece during 2020 when I was actually waiting out both a hurricane AND quarantine. What a time!

Past Events

Sotheby's New York, The Art Renewal Center's International Salon Exhibition July 2021

The European Museum of Modern Art, MEAM, Barcelona Spain, The Art Renewal Center's Salon Exhibition October-December 2021

The Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, Il, IAPS, International Association of Pastel Societies June-July 2021

The Salmagundi Club, 5th Ave, New York, Open Juried International Exhibition, July 2021

Zhuhai International Invitational Pastel Exhibition, Xiaohui Zhang, Guangdong province, China November 2020

The Pastel Society of America Internationally Juried Exhibition: Enduring Brilliance – The National Arts Club, 15 Grammercy Park South, New York, NY
Annually September-October of  2020, 2019, 2018,  2017 and 2016

The Art Renewal Center's International Competition, Finalist 2019

The Portrait Society of America's International Competition,
"Select 50" 2020,  Finalist 2019, Exceptional Merit Award

Allied Artists of America 107th National Exhibition, Aug 2020-Aug 2021

2020 National Great Lakes Pastel Society Exhibition, August 20-Oct 17, 2020

Cincinnati Art Club National Competition “Viewpoint 52”, Sept 11-24, 2020
Art Design Consultants, 2124 Madison Rd, Cincinnati OH

2020 International Pastel Society of Colorado Exhibition, Oct 1-31
Mary Williams Fine Arts Center, Boulder CO

2020 International Pastel Society of Maine, Sept 2020

2020 International Pastel USA, Pastel Society of the West Coast, August 2020

2020 National Exhibition “Breathing While Black”, Sept-Oct, 2020
University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  Augusta Savage Gallery,

2020 International “Make Your Mark” Pastel Society of Southern California,
August 1-30, 2020

2020 “Marks of Distinction” National Central Mass Pastel Society Exhibition
July 2020

2020 National Adirondack Pastel Society Exhibition, June 2020

2020 National Pastel Painter’s Society of Cape Cod, June 2020

2020 International Pastel Society of North Carolina, September 2020

2020 National Southwest Florida Pastel Exhibition, September 2020

2020 National Mid America Pastel Society Exhibition, October 2020

2020 National Connecticut Pastel Society 27th Annual Exhibition, October 2020

2020 National Pastel Society of New Mexico 28th Annual Exhibition, November 2020

2020 International Pastel Society of Oregon Exhibition, October 2020

2020 National Pastel Society of New Hampshire, November 2020

2020 International Pastel Society of Southeast Texas Exhibition, November 2020

November 2- November 26, 2019 The Academy Galleries,  An exhibition of drawings: The churches and synagogues of New Orleans. Opening Saturday, November 2, 6-8pm New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, 5256 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115

January 2020 Work published in Northlight Books, Strokes of Genius 11: Finding Beauty

September 5-30, 2019 The National Arts Club,  Pastel Society of America's Internationally Juried Exhibition "Enduring Brilliance" , 15 Grammercy Park South, New York, NY 1003

December 2019 -March 2020 The Butler Institute of American Art  Exhibition with the Pastel Society of America,  524 Wick Avenue, Youngstown, OH 44502

October 8-November 3, 2019 The New Orleans Art Association Nationally Juried Exhibition 
The New Orleans Art Center, 3330 St. Claude Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70117

April 25-28, 2019 Finalist in the Portrait Society of America's International Competition. "Exceptional Merit Award" Recipient.  Exhibition on view at the Convention in Buckhead, Atlanta, GA. 

April 2019 Feature Article in the magazine Pastel Journal for having won the Ruth Richeson Gold Award in the Internationally Juried Competition "Pastel 100"

June 17-21, 2019 Instructor at Studio Incamminati, Philadelphia, PA. Join a week long intensive workshop on pastel portraiture in one of our nation's formost schools of Realism. See details and sign up directly with StudioIncamminati.org.

October 27-28th, 2018 Join me in New York City at the National Arts Club with the Pastel Society of America for a 2 day workshop on Pastel Portraits. To see details and sign up, visit PastelSocietyofAmerica.org  

December 2018 -March 2019 The Butler Institute of American Art  Pastel Exhibition with the Pastel Society of America,  524 Wick Avenue, Youngstown, OH 44502

December-January 2018 The Academy Galleries 40th Anniversary Faculty Exhibition for the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, 5256 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 

November 1-30, 2018  IAPSpastel.org  The International Association of Pastel Societies Internationally 33rd Juried Online Exhibition

October 1-28, 2018 The Academy Galleries, The New Orleans Art Association Nationally Juried Exhibition
5256 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 

October 1-30, 2018 The Hammond Regional Art Center, The Degas Pastel Society Internationally Juried Exhibition, Hammond LA

September 5-30, 2018 The Louisiana State Archives Gallery, The 49th Annual River Road Nationally Juried Exhibition, 3851 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA

September 5-30, 2018 The National Arts Club,  Pastel Society of America's Internationally Juried Exhibition "Enduring Brilliance" , 15 Grammercy Park South, New York, NY 1003 

September 5-30 2018 The Academy Galleries, The Dialects of Mysogyny: A Nationally exhibit  curated by Saskia Ozols, 5256 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 

March 16-April 30, 2018 The American Art Company, Tacoma, WA,  The International Association of Pastel Societies 32nd International juried Exhibition 

January 5-February 15, 2018 The Academy Galleries, Faculty Exhibition, 5256 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115

June 7th-10th, 2017 The International Association of Pastel Societies' International Juried exhibition, 800 Rio Grande Blvd., Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87104

March 4th-31st, 2017  The Academy Galleries, The National Juried Annual for the New Orleans Art Association, 5256 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115

September 6th-30th, 2016 The National Arts Club, The Pastel Society of America International Juried Exhibition, 15 Grammercy Park South, New York, NY 10003  (opening reception Friday Sept 23)

June 6th-20th, 2016 The Salmagundi Club, The International Association of Pastel Societies Juried Exhibition,
47 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003

October 1st-30th 2016 Academy Galleries, The Degas Pastel Society Biennial International Juried Exhibition, 5256 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 

March 13-April, 2016 The New Orleans Art Center "La Femme" group show, 3330 St. Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA
January-May 2016- Academy Galleries Faculty Show, 5256 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 

September-October 2015- Academy Galleries Faculty Show, 5256 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA.  
December-January 2015- Garden District Gallery, 1332 Washington Ave., NOLA. I'll have several drawings in the Winter exhibit. 

June 6th-June 31-Come to the Garden District Gallery, 1332 Washington Ave., NOLA. Opening is 6pm-8pm Friday June 6th. A drawing invitational:"Drawn: Exploring the line". I'm honored to be showing with several great artists.

January 11th 2014- February 15th 2014 -Happy New Year! I'll be a part of a group show at Academy Galleries, "New Year, New Work", 5256 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115, Opening reception January 11th 6pm-8pm. Come join us ;-)

November 2nd-December 6th, 2013- I will have work in a group show at the Academy Galleries, 5256 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115 Opening reception Nov 2nd, 6pm-8pm. I hope you can come ;-)

Oct 5th, 2013. 6pm-8pm My drawing Atelier, The Blue Easel Club, will exhibit in connection with New Orleans' celebration of "Art for Art's Sake": 5937 Magazine Street, NOLA 70115. Live band "The Necessary Gentlemen", wine, munchies and extraordinary classical realist drawings! Come join us ;-)

 

Sept 7th-6pm-8pm, I'll have 3 new works at the Faculty Show of the Academy Galleries, 5256 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115 The show will be up all of September if you can't make the opening ;-)

 

June 21st- 6pm-8pm, Come to the opening for the Summer Showcase at the Garden District Gallery, 1332 Washington Ave., NOLA. Artwork will stay up thru the summer.


 

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