Upcoming Exhibitions

upcoming exhibitionsAppalachian Pastel Society National Exhibition 2014

October 4, 2014 – January 4, 2015

2013.44 Sherbert Sky     Le Corsica de paese Italiano

Two of Pat Macaluso’s recent pastel artworks “Country Road” and “Sherbert Sky”have been chosen as part of a national juried exhibition at The Bascom Center in Highland, North Carolina and additionally, “Country Road” was awarded Honorable Mention.  Pat Macaluso is a regional artist who is known for her vibrant pastel drawings and colorful abstract acrylic paintings. The 2014 Appalachian Pastel Society Juried National Exhibition is displayed in the Bunzl Gallery of The Bascom Center on behalf of the Appalachian Pastel Society.
Two artworks by Pat Macaluso were chosen to exhibit through a national art competition which was conducted this past summer by the Appalachian Pastel Society. Stan Sperlak is the 2014 juror. Sperlak was trained at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and continued his development with Patrick Arnold, Pennsylvania Academy, and Patricia Vanaman Witt, Barn Studio of Art. He is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America, the Maryland Pastel Society, the Pastel Society of Colorado, the Mid Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association and The Cape May County Art League. The dates for this show are October 4, 2014 – January 4, 2015.
Pat Macaluso lives in Hammond, LA and has been actively creating artwork since 2004. Regarding this art show, Macaluso stated “I am very pleased and gratified to be chosen and awarded by the Appalachian Pastel Society. It is nice to be recognized outside of my hometown as well as in an area of the country where fine art and craft art are held to an extremely high standard.”
This is a biennial exhibition organized by the Appalachian Pastel Society to provide competition opportunities for fine pastelists around the country. The society was formed in 2006 to promote an understanding and appreciation of pastel painting throughout the Appalachian Region. This exhibition brings some of the finest examples of contemporary pastel art to the region.


For the first time, Prospect New Orleans is including Hammond, Baton Rouge and Lafayette in it’s P.3+ Regional Programming as part of its upcoming biennial, Prospect 3, taking place October 25, 2014 – January 25, 2015. Prospect.3 is an international contemporary art biennial that will feature the work of 58 artists selected by Artistic Director Franklin Sirmans in 18 venues located throughout New Orleans.
Two artworks by Pat Macaluso have been chosen for inclusion in P.3+ Hammond:
Equilibrium_of_Perception__acrylic      2013.26_A_Bit_of_Eternity
As part of its mission to support the local arts community, P.3+ is directed at highlighting and promoting exhibitions and arts events put up by local artists throughout the course of the biennial. Hammond is representing its local and regional arts community by presenting over two dozen art exhibits, installations and performances at a multiple venues throughout the city and inviting national artists from Chicago, Memphis and Jackson to exhibit as part of our P.3+ programming.
Hammond will host an official P.3+ Excursion Weekend on January 9 – 11, 2015 where we will welcome travelers on our upcoming Train Art Excursion from Chicago, Memphis and Jackson. These visitors will be joined on January 10th by the official P.3+ bus excursion from New Orleans, accompanied by visitors from Baton Rouge, Lafayette, St. Tammany Parish and neighboring cities in Tangipahoa Parish. Visitors will be treated to an expanded version of our 1st Friday Art Walk, taking place on January 9th, enhanced live music offerings, performing arts, special installations, fashion shows and an outdoor exhibit of Giants in the City, presenting giant inflatable sculptures designed by a group of international artists.
Left: Equilibrium of Perception, 2013, Acrylic, 30 x 40 inches

Right: A Bit of Eternity, 2013, Acrylic, 24 x 24 inches