Pastel Society of North Florida Juried Exhibition 2010

"Lititia" Diana DeSantis
Diana DeSantis "Lititia"

The Pastel Society of North Florida has announced the call for the entries for the 11th biennial national (USA) juried exhibition. The entries must be received by August 15th and the prospectus can be found here. The show will take place in Niceville, Florida, USA, from October 22nd through December 2nd 2010. Margaret Dyer will be the Judge of Awards and she will be the workshop instructor.
The Best of Show pastel for 2008 was Diana DeSantis with the painting “Lititia” (on the left). Bill James took first place, second place was Melody Bogle, and the third place went to Cyndi Marble. To see these winning paintings, read the post from 2008 at the Pastel Journal blog.

Invitational Pastel Exhibition in Taiwan

taiwan pastel
unknown artist

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.

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.

Austin Pastel Society – Annual Juried Exhibition 2010

Rita Kirkman - Bride's Maid
Rita Kirkman "Bride's Maid"

You can see all entries to the Austin Pastel Society (TX, USA) 2010 Annual Juried Member Exhibition on the society website or on the flickr. They have not posted dates when the jury will decide who will enter the exhibition, but the exhibition will open March 07, 2010.

One of the entries was by Rita Kirkman who’s magical portrait you might have already seen at the left column “New Pastel Paintings”.

You can also see a lot of pastel art from the previous exhibitions on their flick photo albums.

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