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Pastel Artists Canada Annual Online Exhibition

Kathy Hildebrandt "Things Go Better With"
Kathy Hildebrandt “Things Go Better With”

Pastel Artists Canada 4th Annual Member Juried Online Exhibition December 2016
Juror: Roberta Combs PAC, MPAC

Award Winners:
First Place: Kathy Hildebrandt
Second Place: Jessica Masters
Third Place: Kristen Vignal
Honorable Mentions Beth Bouffard
Honorable Mentions Maria Ivanova
Honorable Mentions Catherine Sheppard

All accepted entries can be found on the Pastel Artist.ca website

Featured Pastel Artist: Dan F. Gray

Dan F. Gray Collage
Dan F. Gray Collage

Dan F. Gray is an artist from Canada and he has worked in soft pastel since 1975. The great majority of his portfolio are an plein air landscapes of British Columbia, Canada, together with motorcycles and cars blended in colorful nature. He has very recognizable style and at least for me there is some similarity between Dan’s landscapes and some of the James Whistler’s Venice pastel works. Dan had a couple of interesting projects, he was following 2010 Winter Olympic games in Vancouver with his pastel paintings and I especially like his project “2010 Figures” in year 2010. Dan was a host for Canada‚Äôs Master Pastelists Exhibition earlier this year and there was already a post about it.

Dan is one of Canada’s leading practitioners of the pastel medium, winner of the Silver Pastel Plate and a Plaque of Distinction from the Canadian Pastel Society. His work has been presented in many newspapers and magazines including Pastel Journal in 2008. On his website you can find 3 very instructional demos.

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