IAPS 17th Statistics

This is the basic statistics from the recent IAPS 17th web show. I will not attend to comment data since the statistics is always prone to different interpretations. The great majority of the PSA members also have their local pastel societies and that is the confusing moment in this statistic, but for the simplicity sake … Continue reading IAPS 17th Statistics

Deborah Bays, IAPS 17th Web Show Winner

For the first time The International Association of Pastel Societies has organized the web show and you can see it on the society website. There were record number of entries this year, over 850, and 72 were accepted for the exhibition. The show chair was Liz Haywood-Sullivan, and jurors of selection were Lorenzo Chavez, Margaret … Continue reading Deborah Bays, IAPS 17th Web Show Winner

IAPS 16th Juried Exhibition

The 16th IAPS Juried Exhibition is taking place in The Flora B. Giffuni Gallery, Ohio, USA from July 11-Aug 29, 2010. The jurying is completed and the honors went to Ruth Hussey (Prix de Pastel) for Confrontations (see image on the left); Cuong Nguyen (Gold) for Violin and Tulips; Lorraine Trenholm (silver) for The Flow; … Continue reading IAPS 16th Juried Exhibition

Pastel Paintings from South East Asia

Isabelle V. Lim, PSA, is a Singapore artist. After having moved around South East Asia for two decades, she currently lives and paints full time in Hong Kong. The diverse subjects she chooses to paint are largely based on Asian art & culture. Isabelle believes that painting is all about colors. She is particularly intrigued … Continue reading Pastel Paintings from South East Asia

Upcoming Pastel Competition Deadlines

This is the list of approaching deadlines for the pastel competitions till the end of 2010. Not all of them are pastel only competitions, but they are popular and many pastelists participate. Please feel invited to comment and add more. IAPS 2010 Web show Sep 15, 2010. International Artist Magazine People and Figure, Sep 15, … Continue reading Upcoming Pastel Competition Deadlines

Featured Pastel Artist: Alan Flattmann

Alan Flattmann was born in New Orleans and attended the John McCrady Art School there. Alan is an exceptional artist whose work is filled with the rich imagery of the world as he sees it. For me he is one of the greatest living pastel artists. With a keen sense of history and place, he … Continue reading Featured Pastel Artist: Alan Flattmann

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