PASTEL SOCIETY OF COLORADO

The PSC Annual Member Show...

Each year, the PSC schedules a pastel show for which only its members are eligible. Alternating annually between a Front Range and a Western Slope venue, the Members Show provides visitors with a chance to view paintings by new members and anticipate seeing work by well-known and highly acclaimed professionals. The opening reception is a festive occasion where artists and visitors mingle with enthusiasm and celebrate the success of those whose paintings are selected for awards by the show’s judge.

The 2021 PSC Member Show
August 4, 2021 to August 27, 2021

 

Western Colorado Center for the Arts

1803 North 7th Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501

Pastel Society of Colorado

Open to Current PSC Members Only

Show Co-Chairs: Susie Safranek & Candy Tobin

 

Entry Form is posted at
https://pastelsocietyofcolorado.org/shows.php

 

Awards Judge: Mike Ray

Congratulations to Our 2020 Awards Winners!

BEST OF SHOW

Sarah St. George

Beware of the Dog, 10x20, $850

"Great use of Design, leading the eye into the focal point. Use of Texture & handling of Pastels. 2nd piece was also good needed that Shadow area, Sunlit area to help create dynamics."

 

FIRST PLACE

Yael Maimon

The Brunch Club, 15x22, $2800

"Great Design, nice use of Complimentary Colors, Spatial  Relationships with light and dark. Wonderful use of Pastel, Expressive but in sync.

ONE Problem, Consider your surface, there was a line in the middle of the image. (looked like 2 pieces brought together).

That almost cost this ranking, BUT, the 2nd entry was also strong, (BINGO)."

 

SECOND PLACE

Pamm Iannazzo

Gem Lake (RMNP), 20x16, $1250

"Both Fairly strong pieces. Very similar approach with each piece good design. CONCENTRATE on Color & Values, find shadows and dynamics making for a stronger painting. The Cliff Piece was nice, needed stronger contrast between sunlit area and Shadowed area."

 

THIRD PLACE

Diane Fechenbach

Middle Fork Afternoon, 9x12, $800

"Great design, wonderful use of dynamics, leading the eye throughout; Nice use of Pastels."

 

LUDWIG AWARD

Barbara Churchley

Meadow Aspens, 18x14, $1200

"Another great use of design and working with pastels in an expressive manner. Both pieces were this persons signature style which sets them apart."

 

HONORABLE MENTION

Cliff Austin

End of Day

16x12, $900

 

HONORABLE MENTION

Virginia Unseld

Singing the Blues

12x16, $750

 

HONORABLE MENTION

Katherine Irish

Caressing the Mesa

18x36, $2400

 

HONORABLE MENTION

Jan Lewis

The Chalk Artist

36x24, $2500

Visit our member site at
www.
PastelSocietyofColorado.org