Paul Murray, “San Jose Church,” pastel, 17 x 15 in. (c) PSNM 2016

Posted: Thursday, 29 September 2016 11:47AM

Andrew Webster Reporting

The Pastel Society of New Mexico is celebrating a milestone this year with a much anticipated and highly acclaimed event. Collectors and art connoisseurs will want to take a look!
Celebrating 25 years of anything is something to note, especially when it involves an organization like the Pastel Society of New Mexico. This year, the organization mounts the 25th installment of its National Pastel Painting Exhibition with prizes totaling more than $10,000.

Iva Morris, “Rest Stop,” pastel, 26 x 36 in. (c) PSNM 2016

Juried by Gil Dellinger, Jen Evenhus, and Janis Krendick, this year’s exhibition will feature 143 paintings selected from nearly 300 total entries. The exhibition will showcase works by 84 artists representing 15 states, and one from Spain!

Marilyn Drake, “Flea Market Find,” pastel, 16 x 12 in. (c) PSNM 2016

Judge Casey Klahn will review the accepted works and award prizes to be announced during the Opening Reception and Award Presentation on Saturday, October 29 at the Hispanic Arts Center at EXPO New Mexico.
To learn more, visit The Pastel Society of New Mexico.
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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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