The third international biennial exhibition hosted by Spanish Pastel Society ASPAS, was held in Oviedo, Spain. Special guests of honor were 10 Chinese pastelists who exhibited their paintings. The above painting “Decadencia de Venus” by Belloso Adorna Ruben was awarded with the first place. Check our gallery for other winning paintings and visit Spanish society for more information about the exhibition and the event.
The Pastel Society of Spain (ASPAS) has uploaded the images from the ASPAS 1st Online Competition held during Oct/Nov 2012.
Follow the link to see the awarded painting and all content finalists. Click on the artist names below to see winning paintings.
Alberto Piedra Fernández is a pastel artist from Spain. He studied laws and in his artistic beginnings he was self-thought but soon he explored and discovered a field of figurative art and realism in pastels by the hand of internationally renewed artist Abel Marquez from Argentina.
Alberto has received several international awards and recently had the Outstanding Pastel at Bold Brush competition.
He is a founding member of the Pastel Guild of Europe (PGE) and member of Spanish Pastel Society (ASPAS).
You might remember Cecilia Watson from Spain, who has already been presented on this blog as a Get Dusty winner. Cecilia won the Gallery Director’s award this time at the Infinity Art Gallery Summer 2010 show. Here are the comments from the juror Julie Weismann:
Shy Boy, is beautifully composed.
Watson masterfully conveys the title of
this piece through this little guy’s eyes
and expression. I can feel myself
squatting down attempting to coax
him out from behind those safe legs.
The other pastel art that was accepted in the finals was by Sabina Haas, Switzerland, who you have also seen on this blog several times.