27th Annual Purely Pastel Exhibition

Our 27th Annual Purely Pastel exhibition features the work of 47 artists from Canada and internationally.

Exhibition Details

Aurora Cultural Center

Aurora, Ontario

May 10 to August 4, 2018

Juror: Robin S. Nyikos PAC, MPAC

Award Paintings

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

Honorable Mentions

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

Juror's Comments

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.

Our Sponsors

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.