2017 5th Annual Online Juried Exhibition
Our 5th Annual online exhibition continues to grow in popularity. More and more members are entering this show as it’s an excellent way of getting their work out there without having to ship!
Thank you to our juror Trish Acres, PAC, MPAC
Special Exhibition Recognition
First Place: Sheila Mather for Yakoun River Spruce
Second Place: Guo Yue Dou for Leader of the Tribe
Third Place: Kathy Hildebrandt for All That Glitters
Dave Denson for Downtown
Ron Underhill for West Coast Guardian
Kathy Hildebrandt for The Making of Mona
Members Earning Signature Status
Carol Walthers PAC
Dave Denson PAC
Denise Nonomura PAC
Jessica Masters PAC
Pascale Euzen PAC
Susan Typert PAC
Ron Underhill MPAC
Kristin Vignal MPAC
Online Exhibition Gallery
Trish Acres PAC, MPAC
It was a great honour to be asked to adjudicate the Pastel Artists Online Show this year. Although I was delighted to take on the task of selecting the show and its winners, it was far from easy. I found it most difficult to narrow down the Honourable Mention category. I would have chosen at least a dozen of them if I had been allowed.
Over the years, I have experienced my share of juried shows, with many rejected pieces, and a handful of accepted ones. Artistic growth comes from understanding the reason for a rejection but also appreciating the qualities and criteria that a selected work displays. When your painting is among hundreds of others, it is a great accomplishment to be accepted into any juried show.
Design elements that I was looking for specifically include well-drawn, accurate renditions of subject matter, texture and use of line, and most importantly painting light. It’s one thing to paint a landscape or a still life and accurately translate the subject onto paper. It’s another thing to use the spectrum of sunlight to help bring that same to painting to life. Light is what gives a painting that magical quality that the viewer falls in love with. Understanding how to describe the spectrum of light, whether it be in shadow, or in a highlight, is a skill that is worth working towards.
I’m certain you’ll enjoy the selected paintings as much as I did. What a joy to spend time looking at and appreciating the skill and dedication of so many Canadian pastel artists!