27th Annual Purely Pastel Exhibition
Our 27th Annual Purely Pastel exhibition features the work of 47 artists from Canada and internationally.
Aurora Cultural Center
May 10 to August 4, 2018
Juror: Robin S. Nyikos PAC, MPAC
Special Exhibition Recognition
Ursula Reese Grand Prize: Cynthia Ni for In the Sun
Second Place: Louise Kelly for Self Portrait
Third Place: Jessica Masters for Ogunquit Wave
Gail Sibley for Summer Sanctuary
Evalynne McDougal for Pat the Tourist
Clarence Porter for Behind the Danforth
Members Earning Signature Status
Fran Hutton PAC
Gerald Stein PAC
Lori Pengelley PAC
Lyn Thomas PAC
Maria Iva PAC
Renata Bradshaw PAC
Gail Sibley MPAC
Rosa Sung PAC
Online Exhibition Gallery
Robin Nyikos PAC, MPAC
Congratulations to all who submitted their paintings this year. There were a number of artists who sent three very strong images, but in order to include as many different artists’ work as possible, I took no more than two works from each.
I looked for solid drawing skills, the artist’s unique sense of colour and the pastel medium itself, as well as the use of light to create atmosphere or drama that make a “stand out” painting. The artist’s creative ability to push beyond their visual inspiration or photographic reference material to make a unique image that a viewer can relate to was also very important to my selection of works.
Your paintings make a beautiful Exhibition! Thank you for the honour of being this year’s Juror.
Pastel Artists.CA wants to extend its sincere appreciation and gratitude to our generous sponsors. They play a big part in the success of our exhibitions.