Thursday, April 19, 2012

Pastel National 2012 Award Winner

The Wichita Center for the Arts
Pastel National 2012
Award Winners

I am pleased to announce that my artwork
"Strawberry Fusion"
won Second Place Award
in the Pastel National 2012 Exhibit!!

Pastel Natonal 2012 | March 30 - May 13, 2012
This exhibition is a national showcase, highlighting the art of pastel on paper. This year’s exhibit was juried by Master Pastelist, Sally Strand.

The Pastel National 2012 Exhibition is generously underwritten

by the Fred C. and Mary R. Koch Foundation.


First Place
Mary R. Koch Memorial Award
The Dragon Fruit
Sangita Phadke
Colts Neck, New Jersey

Second Place
Strawberry Fusion
Barbara J. Mason
Frisco, Texas

Third Place

Sky’s On Fire
Michael Duane
Overland Park, Kansas

Honorable Mention
First Snow in Galisteo
Richard Hayek
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Honorable Mention
Tiger Girl
Patricia Elliott Schappler
Bedford, New Hampshire

Honorable Mention
Still Life with Bottles and Crow
Michael Mahoney
Macomb, Illinois

Honorable Mention
Prism Escape
Mike Barret Kolasinski
Chicago, Illinois

Juror's Statement
I applaud the Wichita Center of the Arts for the high caliber work submitted

to the Pastel National Exhibition 2012. Due to the quality of the artwork,

my role as juror and judge was personally challenging.

In viewing the entries and selecting the awards,

I looked for three things: a high level of craft or technical accomplishment,

conceptual substance, and a sense of authenticity reflecting the artist’s personal vision.

It has been an honor for me to spend time with the works of so many talented artists.

A special thanks to each participant for entering. I anticipate a wonderful show.

- Sally Strand

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