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Color in Quarantine, A National Exhibit
9/11/2020 to 10/30/2020
Hello PPPS Members!
Color in Quarantine is now posted and is for sale on OnlineJuriedShows.com.
The show is also posted here.
The paintings were juried in and judged by Lorenzo Chavez, a Parker, Colorado artist. Lorenzo taught our hugely successful workshop last year. Here are his comments about the winners:
BEST OF SHOW: Coxcomb and Still Life by Diane Stolz
A beautiful still life of flowers and brass and who does not enjoy a work of art created in a beautiful way. This painting stood out from the first look and became more interesting with every look afterward. It has a beautiful design that moves the eye around the pictorial space and has a remarkably interesting color harmony of greens and purples.
FIRST PLACE: Spheres 1 by B.F. Reed
I love the balance of the strips and circle shapes. It is designed in a masterful manner. Strong contrasts of value and color. Look at this variation of shapes in the circle shapes and stripes. The circle shape of the glass bowl top really moves the eye around.
SECOND PLACE: Storm Horizon by Mary Sexton
This landscape was handled beautifully. Its bands of vales and color are handled with just enough variety. Look at the variation of line. The dark band of mountain shape is placed masterfully in the landscape design.
THIRD PLACE: Reflections by Margot Ardourel
This pastel has so much visual interest and its complexity makes this very compelling and gratifying. I love the gradation of values from darker value in the left side to lighter values on the right side. This painting has great movement.
Marsh Dance by Janet Johnson
Storm Approaching by Cheryl Winterbourne
Desert Beauty by Margie Miller
Closed Due to Covid by Nori Thorne
Uber Afterlife by Thomas Hardcastle
Congratulations to you all. It was a joy to study your works and you all deserve this honorable mention award. Bravo!
Congratulations to all that enter. It is always a bold move to submit a painting into a competition. You are all to be honored for getting on the bucking horse so to speak. Bravo to you all!
Our Desmond O’Hagan Workshop was fabulous! Thanks to Lyn Farrel for hosting the workshop, and to Margie Miller for organizing it.
One of your member benefits is to have your art on our PPPS website. Take a look at our site to see the format and what other members have posted. You can include a photo of yourself, a short biography, and several paintings. To send your info and images or for more information, email Mary Sexton, our webmaster, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wishing you well in all your endeavors,
Ingrid Burnett, President
A Brief History of the
Pikes Peak Pastel Society
The Pikes Peak Pastel Society origin dates back to 1999 when a group of local Colorado Springs and Pueblo artists began seriously working in pastels under the mentorship and encouragement of Mariya Zvonkovich. PPPS was officially incorporated as a not-for-profit association in 2000.
The Mission is to promote, educate and encourage artistic excellence in soft pastel painting among its members within the community. Educational workshops, painting demonstrations and workshops, plein aire paint-outs, field trips to art exhibits and museums are all part of member meetings and special events.
Two pastel exhibitions are held annually, one for members only and one national juried exhibition. The Pikes Peak Pastel Society is a member of the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS).