28th Annual Purely Pastel Exhibition
Our 28th Annual Purely Pastel exhibition features the work of 43 artists from Canada and internationally.
May 13 to 26, 2019
Juror: Joan Larson PAC, MPAC
Special Exhibition Recognition
Ursula Reese Grand Prize: Robin Nyikos for Tea and Oranges at Suzanne’s
First Place: Roberta Combs for Behind the Scene
Second Place: Claudine Gevry for Passages
Third Place: Andrew McDermott for Hong Kong Lights
GuoYue Dou for Quiet
Fred Fielding for Morning Light
Claudine Gevry for Passages
Irene Gray for Red Rooster
Members Earning Signature Status
Claudine Gevry PAC
Irene Gray, MPAC
Janet Ellison PAC
Patricia Porter PAC
Marjorie Robertson PAC
Ann Rochefort PAC
Cheryl Roller MPAC
Janine Smith PAC
Doug Wasilieff PAC
Online Exhibition Gallery
Joan Larson PAC, MPAC
Let me begin by telling you it was an honour to be selected to jury this show. Jurying was challenging. I have juried many shows, but am accustomed to having other jurors and the fine discussions that occur during this process. It was daunting to know that the full responsibility rested on me alone this time.
When jurying the artworks I look for several things: Composition, Value Structure and Technical Merit (which includes quality of the rendering, colour scheme, lost and found edges, perspective). Another component is what I call the “wow” factor; what is my emotional reaction to it, does it draw me in and does it keep me looking at it.
Congratulations to everyone who submitted artworks for this show. I know that you have put your heart into your work. In my opinion it is an act of bravery to put your art out there to be judged and I applaud your courage. Paint for the love of painting and not for the recognition. Fall in love with the process, not the product!
As pastel artists we all know the incredible diversity of this sensuous medium. This show is a wonderful opportunity to see the tremendous diversity of styles, expression and subject matter that pastels are capable of. It was an honour to be your juror this year, and moreover, it is an honour to share this passion for pastels with all of you.
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 and our organization.