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2021 It's Pastel! Online National Show Virtual Exhibition

It is our pleasure to share with you our exciting National Exhibition! While it's a joy seeing the works in person, due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, like many other social gatherings, we have moved to a safer online option as a way to still celebrate a year of great work in the pastel arts. 


Please Join us for our live Awards Ceremony via Webinar! It will be Saturday Nov. 6 at 4pm EST.  Here's the link : Awards Reception

Below is our gallery showcasing all accepted pieces. Click on the picture of the piece to reveal the whole work. This year's Juror of Selection was Vianna Szabo. As we had over 300 entries, she was tasked with selecting only 84 to be included in this year's show.  

Great thanks to Shuk Susan Lee as the Show Chair, Keith Demanche as the co-chair, and to Susanne Larkham, the Webmaster. All works in the exhibit are available for purchase!  Please contact Shuk Susan Lee ( directly and she will assist in connecting the buyer to the artist. 

And the Prize goes to...

The Silence of Seeds by Bernadette De Cesare 


In every show, there seems to be a piece that will grab my attention and won’t easily let it go. This was the case with this painting. I hope you will spend some time and look closely at this one. The subtle cross-shaped composition allows three quadrants to gently push the eye toward the upper right , sending you back into a beautifully controlled distance. With hints of Joan Eardley’s lush abstract landscapes, combined with a bit of John Marin and possibly something reminiscent of the feel of Cezanne’s quarry paintings, there is a richness here both the emotional quality of the color palette and the beautiful organic quality of form in this piece

~Lyn Asselta

Award Winners Video

People's Choice Award

The votes have been tallied

and the

People's Choice Award

goes to Donna Roy for


"Water Lilies"

Congratulations Donna!

You win a free entry to

"It's Pastel!" 2022


84 Accepted Works

Recorded Awards Reception

Enjoy the Exhibition! Clicking on any of the square thumbnail images will open up a slide show to showcase the paintings in their their full dimension vs. the cropped image for the display.  A Downloadable PDF of the Exhibit Including the Winners was created by Keith Demanche and is available Here: It's Pastel 2021

“It’s Pastel! ”
13th Annual National Juried Exhibition

And ... A  Special Thank You to Our Sponsors

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