PSNM has held a national juried exhibition annually since 1991. Over the years the show has come to be regarded as one of the best in the USA, attracting artists from states across the country, as well as Canada and Europe.
Judge for 2016 show was Casey Klahn, and the jurors were Jen Evenhus, Gil Dellinger and Janis Kredick.
The Northwest Pastel Society is presenting Members’ Exhibition for 2010 on their website. The works will also hang in the Blue Horse Gallery, Bellingham, WA till May 26th. Members were asked to think “OUTSIDE THE BOX”, or take an experimental approached toward the work to be presented in this years’ show.
The Best of Show was pastel “B.C. Chess” by Bill McEnroe.
NPS Presidents’ Award: “Blue”, Denise Champion.
NPS Director’s Award: “Chit Chat”, Marcel Schwarb.
Miniature Category Award Winners:
1st Place Award: “A Lady From Wales” Paulette Johnson.
2nd Place Award: “Sun Kissed” Kari Tirrell.
3rd Place Award: “Colorful Canoes” Paulette Johnson.
The extensive list of awards is available as a pdf file, and on the Bleu Horse Gallery site A-K and L-Z.
And also don’t forget about the NPS open international exhibition.
The Pastel Society, UK, was founded in 1898, and some of the first members and early exhibitors were Brangwyn, Degas, Rodin, Rothenstein, Whistler and G.F. Watts. There are currently over fifty members who are professional artists living and working in UK and elsewhere. The Society pursues its aims through education and example. It is currently responsible for organising exhibitions, tutorial workshops, demonstrations and lectures throughout the UK.
The Society’s major showcase is the Annual Exhibition held at the prestigious Mall Galleries in London. This is open to entries from both members and non-members. This year’s exhibition is opened at the Mall Galleries though April 17, with the total number of 278 paintings on display. It is not clear from the website who are the winners, but there was a news on the Pastel Journal blog mentioning the prize winning artists: Matt Draper, Jeannette Hayes, and Felicity House.
The International Pastel Artists Invitational Exhibition is open in Taipei, Taiwan from April 1st – May 2nd, 2010. The exhibition is a continued effort from the 2007 and it is organized by the National Taiwan Arts Education Center.
The co-sponsors of this exhibition are the Pastel Society of America, a French Pastel Association (unspecified which one) and the Hawaii Pastel Association. The exhibited pastel works in this exhibition are provided by artists from different parts of the world as well as Taiwan. The anticipation of the event is that this artistic exchange will help the development of pastel art in Taiwan.
At the same time and at the same venue, a group of teachers from all over Taiwan who have great passion for pastel paintings come together to have their work exhibited at the event Pastel: Feast for Art.
The Northwest Pastel Society is preparing for the 24th Annual International Open Exhibition. While they are still not ready with the prospectus and the details, you can save the date, as they suggest, and browse previous years exhibitions. In this post you can see the winning piece from 2009 by Barbara Benedetti Newton.
The entry deadline is Aug 9, 2010, the juror will be Duane Wakeham, and the best of show prize is $1500.
The entry form is now available and it can be reached at NPS website.
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.
The International Artexpo New York claims to be the world’s largest fine art trade show, providing dealers with access to thousands of wholesale works from artists and publishers in one single venue. They are expecting to have over 400 exhibiting artists, galleries and publishers from across the globe, showcasing exciting original artwork, prints, paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, ceramics, giclee, lithographs and glass works.