2021 9th Annual Online Juried Exhibition

Pastel Artist.CA is pleased to release its 9th Annual Online Member Juried Exhibition. This exhibition is open to PAC members to showcase their work and includes the work of member artists from across Canada.

Thank you to our jurors: Michael Chesley Johnson, Patricia Lindley, and Ruth Rodgers

Award Paintings

Special Exhibition Recognition


First Place:  Clarence Porter for The Reaching No.6

Second Place:  Susan White for Succulent Garden

Third Place:  Fred Fielding for Cool Morning Light


Honorable Mentions

Andrew McDermott for Walking In The Rain
Anu Vedagiri for Waiting For You To Look At Me
Denise Nonomura for A Twist in the Night
Joanne Cotton for Rising Roses
Rita Romero for The Spider Conch

Members Earning Signature Status

New PAC Members
Jean Aten, PAC
Ann Duckett, PAC
Shirley Mailloux, PAC
Allan Wai Shing Mak, PAC
John A. Root, PAC
Elena Selitsky, PAC
Helen Stephenson, PAC
Ruth Wagner, PAC

New MPAC Members
Andrew McDermott, MPAC
Ingrid vanReenen, MPAC
Denise Nonomura, MPAC

New MPAC-EP Member
Kathy Dolan, MPAC-EP

Online Exhibition Gallery

Jurors' Comments

Michael Chesley Johnson MPAC, Patricia Lindley MPAC, Ruth Rodgers MPAC

Michael Chesley Johnson MPAC:

I was honored to have the opportunity to judge such a body of fine work.  The quality of painting was top-notch, and I had a difficult – but very pleasant and satisfying – experience in judging.    Everyone who participated, whether an award was won or not, deserves kudos for their effort and skill, and they should take pride to be in the exhibition.

Patricia Lindley MPAC:

It was wonderful to see such a strong response from the membership with over 200 entries, and all those accepted to the show should be very proud. The competition for awards was also very strong, and it was a great honour to be able to contribute to the jurying process.

Ruth Rodgers MPAC:

It was an honour to be asked to co-jury such a strong collection of submissions from a large number of Canadian pastel artists. I was struck by the large number of paintings of animals, especially pets, and it made me wonder if the past months of stay-at-home life have made us appreciate our furry companions all the more! Judging by the high calibre of the entries, it has also given many of you extra time to hone your skills. Bravo! I look forward to seeing the online show.