2-Day Artist Retreat and Workshop
with Desmond O’Hagan
September 25 – 26, 2020
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join us for a 2-day idyllic painting experience on a 67 acre private location high above lovely
Colorado Springs. This event will be an excellent opportunity for pastel and oil painters
to learn from master painter, Desmond O’Hagan.
Desmond will lecture and demonstrate in both oils and pastels and will provide one-on-one instruction
to all participants. Participants may work in either oil or pastels each day.
There will be opportunities for plein air sketching during lunch breaks each day, weather permitting.
Our location affords expansive views of Colorado Springs and and Garden of the Gods.
The setting will afford participants social distancing while creative an environment
for learning from each other. Lunch will be provided each day.
Our protocols will be in compliance state Covid-19 guidelines applicable at the time.
Pikes Peak Pastel Society presents Color in Quarantine A National Exhibit
We invite all artists who reside in the US, and who create original fine art in soft (dry) pastel to submit their artwork to our juried Pikes Peak Pastel Society National Pastel Exhibition: Color in Quarantine. Entries to this exhibit begin on June 15, 2020 and end on August 15, 2020. Artwork selected by the juror into the exhibition will be shown in the online exhibition hosted by Onlinejuriedshows.com beginning on September 11, 2020, ending on October 30, 2020. Entries juried into the show will be shown and offered for sale on onlinegalleryshows.com and also be shown here.
We are very excited to have Lorenzo Chavez, pastel and oil artist of Parker, Colorado as our juror. Lorenzo Chavez was born in New Mexico. His inherited connection to the colorful and historic Southwest as well as seeing the Taos Society of Artists works as a young boy was the catalyst for his art career. He graduated with honors from the Colorado Institute of Art in 1983 and continued his art education at the newly founded Arts Students League of Denver starting in 1987. Lorenzo and his wife Dolores currently live in Parker, Colorado. Chavez has been an active professional fine artist for 35 years He participates in many national invitational group exhibitions including the Pastel Society of America at The National Arts Club in New York City, Artists of America Show in Denver, Plein Air Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibitions, Albuquerque Art Museum, Gilcrease Museum, Butler Art Museum, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, The Brinton Museum, The Booth Museum, The Yellowstone Art Museum , Buffalo Bill Art Museum, The Steamboat Art Museum, The Taos Art Museum, The Laguna Art Museum, Cape Cod Art Museum, The Leigh Yawke Museum, Hockaday Art Museum Montana, Yellowstone Art Museum, Colorado History Museum, Artist of the West Exhibitions- Featured Artist Pioneer Museum Colorado Springs, A.R.Mitchell Museum, Coors Western Art Show in Denver, Trailside Galleries, Legacy Gallery and Settlers West Gallery, Blue Rain Gallery, Invitationals. In addition, he was featured in a successful on-man show at the C.M. Russell Museum. He has participated successfully in several C.M. Russell Art Auctions and Coeur d’Alene Art Auctions. His work is featured in articles in Southwest Art, Artists of the West, Pastel Journal, American Artist and Art-Talk. Books include, Pure Pastel 1&2, Pratique de Arts France, Colorado Landscapes.