All Framed Up: Presenting Your Pastel Paintings in the Best Light

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Appalachian Pastel Society – November 9 10am–12 noon:  Bi-monthly meeting, plus morning presentation.

Susan Voorhees, pastel
Susan Voorhees, pastel

This presentation will cover aesthetics along with the particular difficulties of framing pastels.  Learn about best framing methods for pastels and get your framing questions answered via this informative panel.  Deborah Moore from Framed on 4th (Hendersonville) and Jennifer Pearson of Frugal Framer (Asheville) will present aesthetics and best methods for pastels.  APS member Chris Robinson will present frugal DYI tips for framing, and APS members Beverly Kies, CathyAnn Burgess, and Susan Vorhees will chime in and also field questions.


Deborah Moore of Framed on 4th (135 4th Avenue West, Hendersonville) is a 30-year veteran custom framer who takes a fresh approach to framing, using design concepts and conservation-quality materials and techniques.  Before Deb’s move to Hendersonville, her Buckhead store was voted by DECOR magazine as one of the top frame stores in the country.

Jennifer Pearson of Frugal Framer (95 Cherry Street, Asheville) earned her BS in Interior Design and worked over the years on commercial projects for architectural firms.  Her move to Asheville brought her into the framing world,  where she finds in custom framing the perfect marriage of design and detail.

Christie Ann Robinson, artist and APS board member, will share how she frames her own works and discuss methods that she has found help control framing costs.

Susan Voorhees, artist in multiple media, prefers to frame her own work.  Susan cuts her own mats and creatively frames works of all sizes, and will answer questions on all aspects of framing one’s work for oneself.

CathyAnn Burgess, Manhattan-born artist, teacher, and juror has worked side by side with many framers to ensure that her numerous show entries and gallery works are presented properly to specifications and to her own preferences as well.  CathyAnn will answer questions and share her insights on aesthetics.

Beverly Kies has won recognition for her richly pigmented work, and will offer ideas of framing without mats, which can give your work a decidedly modern appearance.

Free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be served. For more details see. At Grace Community Church — in the classroom building behind the Church. 495 Cardinal Road   Mills River, NC. 28759. For more information, directions, and weather updates, see the APS website.

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