PSA Benefit Raffle


Five renowned artists have donated outstanding paintings to be raffled at the Pastel Society of America’s 52nd Annual Exhibition: Enduring Brilliance! If you’ve ever dreamed of owning an original framed pastel by one of your favorite artists, your wish just might become a reality!

Contributing Artists
The artists who have donated paintings for this year’s raffle are:

Sandra Burshell PSA-MP
Rob Gregoretti PSA-MP
Cristine Kossow PSA-MP
Eve Miller PSA

Steph Mouw PSA-MP

Ticket Costs
Book of six tickets $25
2 Books $40

To View the Paintings
The paintings will be on view during the Annual Exhibition in the street level East and West Galleries at the National Arts Club. After the exhibition opens to the public, they will remain on view during regular gallery hours until the winning raffle tickets are pulled at the Annual Dinner, Saturday, September 22. Remember, you do not have to be present to win!

Exhibition dates
September 3 – 26, 2024
Regular NAC gallery hours for the East and West Galleries are daily 10am – 3pm.  Call to confirm. (212) 475-3424 

Sandra Burshell PSA-MP

Sandra Burshell’s aesthetic is to portray moody, atmospheric figures and interiors from life and travel in pastel. She founded the New Orleans Drawing Group in 2006 and in 2020 created an ongoing live weekly figure drawing Zoom session based on that group in response to Covid. As a result, Sandra was asked by PSA to write the article “Zoom As A Supportive Artistic Community” for its Winter 2020/2021 issue of Pastelagram. 

Sandra’s pastels have been exhibited nationally and internationally and have been featured in the art magazines Pratique Des Arts’ Special Pastel Issue “La Figure Dans Tous Ses Etats,” Pastel Journal Magazine, Pastel Artist International, The Artist’s Magazine, and American Artist Magazine. She was selected to be one of thirteen female US pastel artists to participate in the “Pastels of the World” exhibition at the Orangerie of the Chateau La Louviere in Bourbonnais, France in June 2022. Sandra’s pastels are represented by the Carol Robinson Gallery, New Orleans, LA.

Rob Gregoretti PSA-MP

Rob Gregoretti is a New York-based painter and musician. Rob’s atmospheric pastel paintings push the envelope between reality and the abstract, taking on a spiritual quality that reflects a broad range of emotions.

Rob’s paintings have been exhibited at the National Arts Club (NY), the Butler Institute of American Art, (OH), and the Salmagundi Club (NY). He is a Master Pastelist with the Pastel Society of America, a Fellow Maxima Cum Laude of the American Artists Professional League, a Signature Member of the Hudson Valley Art Association, an Artist Member of The Salmagundi Club, an Elected Member of The Allied Artists of American, and has achieved Master Circle Status with the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS).

Cristine Kossow PSA-MP

Cristine Kossow lives in the Champlain Valley of Vermont. A Parsons-trained illustrator, she had a long career in graphic design but returned to painting when she fell in love with the pastel medium. Cris enjoys painting ordinary objects, finding what is personal in the things we encounter every day— animals, tools, farm landscapes, produce, or piles of anything— because she loves the rhythm of repetition.

Cris is a Master Pastelist with the Pastel Society of America and served two terms on its Board of Governors. In 2019, she earned Master Circle status in the International Association of Pastel Societies and Signature status with the Pastel Society of New Hampshire.

Cris has exhibited her pastel paintings at the Salmagundi Club and The National Arts Club in NYC; The Butler Institute of American Art (OH); and in galleries in New York, Vermont, and New Hampshire. In April 2020, one of her paintings was included in Pastel Journal’s annual Pastel 100 competition.

Eve Miller PSA

Eve Miller was born in Brussels, Belgium and moved with her family to New York to settle in the Hudson Valley. Eve currently lives in Georgia where she is committed to a daily painting practice. She has found a muse in the ever-changing light of day and seasons in the marshes of the Low Country, reminiscent of the landscapes she knew in Belgium and Long Island.

Eve Miller is a Signature Member of The Pastel Society of America as well as the Pastel Societies of Colorado, Maryland, the West Coast, Southeastern Pastel Society, and the Spain Pastel Society. She is a Fellow Maxima Cum Laude in the American Artists Professional League and a Master Circle member of the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS).

Steph Mouw PSA-MP

Steph Mouw began her art training in a two-year vocational commercial art program in high school. She went on to study at the Cleveland Institute of Art, where she received a solid foundation in drawing, painting, and design. Steph currently lives on the north shore of Long Island, NY. She works predominantly in soft pastel from direct observation to create compelling still life paintings.

Steph is a Master Pastelist with the Pastel Society of America and currently serves on its Board of Governors. She is also an Artist Member of the Salmagundi Club (NY), a Signature Member of the Connecticut Pastel Society, and an Associate Member of the American Impressionist Society and Allied Artists of America. Steph’s work has been exhibited at the National Arts Club (NY), the Salmagundi Club, and the Butler Institute of American Art (OH). In 2020 the Pastel Journal Magazine featured her floral paintings in its June issue.