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10th International Pastel Festival in Feytiat, France 2010

Société des Pastellistes de France brought me to an interesting event with ten years tradition. I’ve found out that since 2000 the Society is organizing International Pastel Festival which has become the most important event devoted to pastels in Europe. Created in partnership with Town of Feytiat the International Pastel Festival receives about 20.000 visitors yearly and hosts a huge number of artist from all  around the world.  You also have possibility to attend different workshops.

Next International Pastel Festival in Town of Feytiat will take place this year from July 3rd to September 5th. Even though  you might not speak French you could find this event interesting and pages worth translating.  Here you can find the gallery of great works from previous festivals.

2nd European Pastel Convention in France

The world oldest pastel society, the Société des Pastellistes de France was created in 1885. The Society’s members were world famous artists like Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec, Mary Cassatt, and many other major pastelists.
As a part of a bigger Pastel Festival, they are organizing 2nd European Pastel Convention on July 17-19 2010., and if you speak some French take a look at the leaflet front / back.
Five artist previously honored as Master Pastelists will hold the demonstrations – Gwenneth Barth, Alain Bellanger, Pierre Caro and Patrick Martin. Take a look at some photos from the 1st convention held in 2007.
I got this information thanks to Artist in Pastel blog.

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