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The Pastel Society UK – Annual Exhibition 2015

Jan Munro - Red Chair and Apples
Jan Munro – Red Chair and Apples

The Pastel Society’s 116th Annual Exhibition is open at the Mall Galleries.
I never understood the connection between the award category and the sponsor names and thus I’ll skip the award names. To see the awarded works check the gallery below.
Mike Clapton,
Michael Norman PS,
Felicity House PS,
Joanne Last,
Caroline Bays PS,
Jan Munro,
Tony Allain
Matthew Draper PS,
Christine Watson,
Jenny Smith,
Melodie Cook,
Barry Freeman,
Richard Turner,
Liz Balkwill,
Jaana Fowler,
Qiaoxi Chen.

For the extensive exhibition report please check Making a Mark blog.

Michele Poirier-Mozzone, IAPS 21st Web Show Winner


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 UK Annual Exhibition 2011

Roger Dellar "Line Chefs"
Roger Dellar "Line Chefs"

The following Awards were made during the 2011 Exhibition.
THE ARTS CLUB awarded to Roger Dellar
BUZZACOTT awarded to Chris Clements (Non-member)
DALER-ROWNEY awarded to Roy Wright
FRANK HERRING AND SONS awarded to Sarah Bee
ANTHONY J. LESTER awarded to Roger Dellar
JOHN LONGLEY awarded to Maureen Davies (Non-member)
PATRICIA PATTERSON awarded to Bob Last
PURCELL PAPERS awarded to Brian Gallagher
THE RANELAGH PRESS awarded to Rosa Roberts (Non-member)
BRIAN SINFIELD GALLERY awarded to Cheryl Culver
UNISON awarded to Roger Dellar
SCHMINCKE awarded to Eiko Yoshimoto

Check the 2011 Gallery here.

IAPS 17th Statistics


This is the basic statistics from the recent IAPS 17th web show. I will not attend to comment data since the statistics is always prone to different interpretations. The great majority of the PSA members also have their local pastel societies and that is the confusing moment in this statistic, but for the simplicity sake I treat them as any other society.
72 paintings in the finals out of 850 entries.
27 Societies have representatives in the finals, out of 70 registered as IAPS member.
The Pastel Society of America is the absolute winner with 21 pastels, and 7 of those are in the top 9.
More than one painting is coming from West Coast PSWC (6), Southeastern (5), Canada (4), Colorado (3), Connecticut (3), Maryland (3), Great Lakes (2), New Mexico (2), Maine (2), Adirondack (2), San Diego (2), Mid America (2). There are 12 more societies with one representative.
66 paintings are by USA artists, 4 from Canada, 1 from Europe (Sweden), 1 from Australia.
Landscapes (22), Portrait and Figure (20), Still Life and floral (19), Animals (10), Abstract(1).
My favorite non-awarded paintings on the above collage are from Ted Fuka, Mike Beeman, Colleen Caubin and Donna Yeager.
It would be good to hear your comments on this stats and how you like the exhibited works.

Newsletter: the Pastel Scribbler, June/July 2010

Steffi Decker "Sammy"
Steffi Decker "Sammy"

The Pastel Guild of Europe has published the June/July issue of the Pastel Scribbler. This is a free newsletter dedicated to a soft pastel art and is gathering European pastel artists. Please note the new website address pastelGuild.com.

  • Meet the June Get Dusty winner: Steffi Decker
  • PanPastel Artists? Colors
  • Challenge: Composition in the landscape
  • Street Painting with Pastels
  • The French pastellist society – La Société des Pastellistes de France
  • Gallery of recent paintings by members
  • Composition and Design Matters – Tiziano and Rubens

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.

Tucson Pastel Society

Becky Neideffer La Hacienda
Becky Neideffer

The Tucson Pastel Society is a new society run by Becky Neideffer, who’s work you could have seen at the last Pastel 100. Becky and other Arizona pastel lovers started the society in January 2010 and they look like a very lively group of artists. They have monthly meetings, monthly newsletter and they have joined the IAPS. This month they got visit and presentation from Brian Freeman, and last month from Phil Starke. Preparation for the first members’ exhibition is ongoing and we hope they will share it with us once it happens.

Upcoming Pastel Competition Deadlines

This is the list of approaching deadlines (May, June, July) for the pastel competitions. Not all of them are pastel only competitions, but they are popular and many pastelists participate. Please feel free to comment and add more.

International Artist Magazine Favorite Subjects, Entry Deadline: May 12, 2010.
Foundation of the Arts and Artists, figure, Registration Deadline: May 16, 2010.
Pastel Society of America Entry deadline: May 28, 2010.
FineArtViews Entry deadline: May 31, 2010.

ArtKudos: Entry Deadline: June 30, 2010.
FineArtViews Entry deadline: June 30, 2010.

International Artist Magazine Still Life & Florals, Entry Deadline: July 14, 2010.
Connecticut Pastel Society Entry Deadline: July 7, 2010.
Pastel Society of Colorado Entry Deadline: July 9, 2010.
Pastel Society of New Hampshire Entry Deadline: July 20, 2010.
Sierra Pastel Society Entry Deadline: July 31, 2010.
FineArtViews Entry deadline: July 31, 2010.

Upcoming Pastel Competition Entry Deadlines

This is the list of approaching deadlines (April and May) for the pastel competitions. Not all of them are pastel only competitions, but they are popular and many pastelists participate. Please feel free to comment and add more.

Richeson75 Still Life & Floral Entry Deadline: April 5, 2010.
IAPS 16th exhibition Entry deadline:April 26, 2010.
MidAmerica Pastel Society Entry deadline: May 3, 2010.
Artist’s Magazine Annual Art Competition Entry Deadline: May 3, 2010.
International Artist Magazine: Favorite Subjects, Entry Deadline: May 12, 2010.
Foundation of the Arts and Artists, figure, Registration Deadline: May 16, 2010.
Pastel Society of America Entry deadline: May 28, 2010.

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