Welcome to the 2021 PSC Online Show
The PSC online show invites artists to submit original pastel paintings for assessment by the show juror/judge for acceptance and award recognition. The potential for exposure is broader than a gallery-based show due to its virtual format. Be sure to share the link to the online show with your friends and colleagues.
Thank you for visiting our show featuring artists from around the world!
2021 Pastel Society of Colorado Online Show
PSC Members & Non-Members
Show Co-Chairs: Sarah St. George & Jeannette Stutzman
February 14 - April 14, 2021 (show will remain online until our next online show posts but sales will end April 14, 2021)
Show Juror & Awards Judge: Bethany Fields
Bethany Fields is an American contemporary artist working in pastel. She has gained recent national recognition with exhibits at the Salmagundi Club, The National Arts Club, both in NYC, and the Butler Institute of American Art in Ohio. She regularly hosts and teaches workshops around the country and is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America, Degas Pastel Society, American Women Artists and is a Master Circle member of IAPS (International Association of Pastel Societies). She is also a member of the American Impressionist Society. Bethany has featured in the press multiple times, including in Pastel Journal magazine and Southwest Art Magazine.
Please enjoy reading the comments from our judge Bethany Fields...
Best of Show
by Kenneth Keith
"This elegant and prismatic painting by artist Kenneth Keith stopped me in my tracks. The perspective reaches high, drawing the gaze up into the depths. My eye travels from warm to cool, wanting to take it all in! The masterful blending of rich vibrancy against the more restrained muted hues is beautiful. I love this controlled harmony and it is further supported by gorgeous mark making and just enough detail to leave room for the imagination. Bravo!"
by Sarah Rose
"I loved this painting by artist Sarah Rose. Not only is the color just breathtaking, the reach of the limbs and the subtle value shifts makes this painting a feast for the eyes. I think this is a particularly lovely compositional design, with just enough negative space to allow for rest amongst the tangle of branches and leaves. I loved studying the edge work - so delicate and strong! "
by Lorraine Trenholm
"Beautiful work by artist Lorraine Trenholm. This painting has gorgeous subtle color enriched with a vibrant and warm underpainting. The pink tones help play up and support the wonderful sense of light and shadow and makes the painting feel playful and different! The shadow shapes and light shapes are full of nuance and I love the various thin/thick marks this artist employed. Great utilization of carving and negative space painting."
by Renee Marz Mullis
"I just want to scoop this little guy up! A lovingly created piece full of rich texture. This is very deft handling of the pastel medium with not only the rough texture on this guys coat, but also within the fibers of the couch. Such nice gentle value shifts to showcase light and a sense of rest. Notice how the lines of the couch frame the subject and even the paws form an arrow pointing inwards? I love it!"
by Susan Mayfield
"This piece by artist Susan Mayfield packs a punch with its gorgeous rich color. These hues are contained and masterfully applied...softly shifting to less intense and less vibrancy higher in the atmosphere. This forces the eye back into the focal point where we also find these lovely boat silhouettes to keep us busy! What a dream! I love the variety of lost and found edges. Kudos to this artist for the dynamic and subtle impact of this painting."
"Congratulations to the artists who received Honorable Mentions; your works stand out and place you among the best who work in pastels today. It was an honor and a delight to see every artwork in this annual exhibit. Please enjoy viewing all of them!"
Cereus Nocturne, 30x30", $3500
by Anna Lisa Leal
4pm Meal, 18x12", NFS
by Yael Maimon
Big Water, 11x15", $650
by Mark Brockman
Winter Hush, 12x16", NFS
by Sarah St. George