Friday, September 13, 2013

Pastel Society of America Exhibition

My painting "Saturday Evening Puzzle" was awarded the President's Award at the Pastel Society of America's 41st Annual Pastels Only Exhibition!  

This painting is a bit of an homage to my childhood art hero, Norman Rockwell.  I just loved his work when I was a kid.  Although my composition was confusing at times, it was great fun to be able to paint his paintings.

"Saturday Evening Puzzle"
18" x 24"
Soft Pastel

The PSA exhibition runs through September 28, 2013 at the National Arts Club in New York City.  Unfortunately, I won't be attending this year.  I thought I might be able to, but it's not going to happen.  I say that every year, so next year I'm going to try to plan ahead and see if I can make it to the banquet.

See all the award winners here and the generous award donors here.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

PAL Juried Exhibition

I'm very happy to report my painting "Daily Habit" won a Jack Richeson & Co. merchandise award in Peninsula Art League's 11th Annual Juried Exhibition.  The Richeson company is unbelievably generous with their support of artists, and this is my third certificate I'll use this year.  It's been fantastic for my art supply budget (is there anything better than free art supplies?).

The PAL exhibition is being held at the Harbor History Museum in downtown Gig Harbor until October 5, 2013.  There is some excellent work in the exhibition.  Be sure to check it out if you're in the area!

"Daily Habit"
10" x 25"
Soft Pastel