Congratulations to all 100 finalists and award winners in the Pastel Journal’s 14th Annual Pastel 100 Competition!!!!
The grand prize winners are:
Parag Borse, India (in this post),
Elaine Lierly Jones, USA,
Anatoly Dverin, Ukraine, USA,
Mike Beeman, UK, USA,
Astrid Volquardsen, Germany.
The source: Meet the grand prize winners.
The International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) organized twenty-first juried web exhibition. It is officialy on display from December 15 2012 till June 15, 2013, but unofficially much much longer.
Jurors of Selection were Barbara Courtney Jaenicke, Aaron Schuerr, Jeanne Rosier Smith, and the judge of Awards was Marla Bagetta.
To see the winning paintings click on the artist name.
1. Michele Poirier-Mozzone
2. Nancy Nowak
3. Barbara Benedetti Newton
4. Sandra Burshell
HM Julia Patterson
HM Gail Sibley
The Pastel Society of Spain (ASPAS) has uploaded the images from the ASPAS 1st Online Competition held during Oct/Nov 2012.
Follow the link to see the awarded painting and all content finalists. Click on the artist names below to see winning paintings.
The International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) held 20th juried exhibition in Brea, California, during August/September 2012.
Jurors of selection were Mike Beeman, Christine Debrosky, Maggie Price and the Judge of Awards was Jennifer Hoffman. To see the winning paintings click on the artist name.
Prix de Pastel Jeanne Rosier Smith
Gold Award John Philbin Dolan
Silver Award Edward D. Kennedy
Bronze Award Frederick D. Somers
HM Barbara Courtney Jaenicke
HM Liz Kenyon
HM Vianna Szabo
HM Jeanne Ciravolo.
This pastel painting by Barbara Benedetti Newton has received Best of Show from Juror Elizabeth Mowry at the Northwest Pastel Society‘s 26th International Exhibit. All entries could be found under EXHIBIT at American Art Company.
The Pastel Journal selected the top Pastel 100 works in the 13th annual competition. This year’s winners were selected from nearly 3,000 entries. The preview of the top winners can be seen on this youtube clip.
The Pastel 100 winners for 2012 (in alphabetical order)
Abel Marquez, Andrew McDermott, Anne Van Blarcom-Kurowski, Arlene Richman, Barbara J. Mason, Barbara Noonan, Barbara S. Groff, Bill Baker, Bob Russin, Brian ONeill, Brian Sauerland, Carl Desrosiers, Catherine Lidden, Cheri Dunnigan, Chris Johnson, Christine Ivers, Christine Swann, Christine Troyer, Cindy House, Danielle Richard, Daria Tallman, Darleen Urbanek, David Melchior, David Vincenzi, David Wells, David Will, Deborah Crossman, Deborah Quinn-Munson, Denise LaRue Mahlke, Dennis Rhoades, Don Rantz, Don Williams, Ed Chesnovitch, Eileen Casey, Eileen Healy, Elizabeth Breed, Elizabeth Ganji, Enid Wood, Ina Prosser, Jacqueline Meyerson, Jane McGraw-Teubner, Janice D. Burton, Jennifer L. Hoffman, Jessica Fine, Joanne Burney, John Philbin Dolan, John Ribble, John Roush, Jude Tolar, Karen Ferrick, Karen Israel, Kathryn Fehlig, Kathryn Hall, Kelly Milukas, Kristy Asaro, Lawrence C. Barone, Lea Colie Wight, Lee A. Kimball, Lee McVey, Lisa Mitchell, Liz Jones, Lyn Diefenbach, Margi Lucena, Mary Aslin, Mimi Jungbluth, Mira M. White, Ned Mueller, Nicora Gangi, Patricia Catherine Kling, Patti Arbino, Paul Miners, Rachel Estrada, Rita Kirkman, Robert K. Semans, Sandra Burshell, Sandy Byers, Sarah Blumenschein, Scott Hale, Sharon Bamber, Shelley Aquino Brandon, Shelly Eager, Sonja A. Kever, Stan Sperlak, Sue Gombus, Tatijana Jacenkiw, Ted Smuskiewicz, Teresa DeSeve, Terri Ford, Theresa Emmett Allison, Tom Christopher, Tony Allain, William A. Schneider, Willo Balfrey
The Love Pastel is the 113th Annual Exhibition by The Pastel Society (UK) open to the public from 14-25th February 2012. During the 2012 exhibition, Members of The Pastel Society will be working in the Gallery. The Pastel Society will also run workshops during their Annual Exhibition. The exhibition is open for the non-members as well and if you would like to join this group of super class pastel artist consider to apply for the 2013 show.
The painting in this post is the Winner of the Henri Roche Pastels Award
“They hang suspended until Winter takes them all” by Cheryl Culver PS.
Katherine Tyrrell was at the exhibition and you can read a nice review together with some photos on her blog Making a Mark.
Northwest Pastel Society is having 26th Annual International Open Exhibition. If you would like to participate the prospectus is available on the Society’s website. Couple of the show details
Where: The American Art Company
Address: 1126 Broadway, Tacoma, WA
When: May 5 – June 16, 2012
Awards: Best of Show $1,200
Entry deadline: March 1st, 2012
Show Co-Chairs are Janice Wall and Bonnie Griffith.
Juror: Elizabeth Mowry
To get the inspiration visit the gallery from 2010 International Show.
Don Judah‘s painting First Course (in this post) was selected as an outstanding pastel painting at the November 2011 BoldBrush competition. Here is how Don describes his art.
“Art has always been my first love. My formal education in art was limited to high school and college elective classes and a few excursions into available classes in the evenings when time would permit. After my retirement from forty four years in health care, I have had the opportunity to return to drawings and painting and continue my education in art. Over the last four years I have returned to the study of art beginning with the most elementary drawing classes available. In this beginning period of my education I was fortunate to find a life drawing class that has offered me an opportunity to continue to develop my artistic talents and move into pastel figure drawing. I have a love of pastel and enjoy the process of developing a painting from a simple gesture composition, into a charcoal value drawing and finally into a finished pastel drawing. Drawing the human figure is most challenging and the most rewarding experience. The most extraordinary aspect of painting the human figure is that it is ever changing. There is always something new to be found, some subtle form or transition from one shape to another. Every person and every pose is different. The continuing challenge is to attempt to capture that special essence of every subject you draw or paint. As you may assume most of my work over the last few years is focused on figurative art. I just finished transforming a small barn into studio at my home in Napa and I plan to continue to learn and paint and appreciate the opportunity to begin a new adventure in the world of art.”
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The International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) has organized the second web show and you can see it on the society website.
The show chair was Paula Ann Ford, and jurors of selection were Alain Picard, Christine Ivers, Phil Bates. The Judge of Awards was Denise LaRue Mahlke. To see the winning paintings click on the artist name.