An array of 80 pastel paintings from across the country will be on display at the Pastel Society of Colorado’s Mile High National Pastel Exhibition. This show has been juried by renowned pastelist Barbara Jaenicke and represents a diverse selection of recent work.
The Pastel Society of Colorado’s (PSC) 15th Annual Mile High National Pastel Exhibition will be on display through June 29, 2019, at the Curtis Center for the Arts (Greenwood Village, Colorado).
This is the premier exhibition held by the PSC annually and features 80 luminous pastel paintings in a variety of genres — landscape, urbanscape, portrait, and still life — rendered in realistic to abstract forms. The exhibition works were selected from more than 350 paintings submitted by 122 artists from 18 states.
Submissions were judged by eminent pastel artist Barbara Jaenicke, Master Pastelist in the Pastel Society of America and Eminent Pastelist in the International Association of Pastel Societies. Jaenicke has received numerous awards for her pastel and oil paintings in addition to being a highly sought-after instructor.
“We are delighted that this year’s exhibition is featured at the Curtis Center for the Arts for the first time,” said Sandy Marvin, PSC Exhibition Show Co-Chair. “The Curtis Center is an arts and cultural hub, and we look forward to showcasing a diverse selection of this art form. It’s a wonderful opportunity for the community to see paintings by some of the finest pastel artists in the nation and to learn more about this enduring art form made popular by painters such as Degas, Renoir, and Cassatt.”
For more information about the Mile High National Pastel Exhibition, visit www.pastelsocietyofcolorado.org. Established in 1994, the Pastel Society of Colorado promotes the soft pastel medium and pastel artists and encourages the appreciation and art of pastel painting. The Society is a nonprofit organization with more than 300 members and is run by a volunteer board of directors.