Pikes Peak Pastel Society presents
its 2023 Annual Juried Show
and National Exhibit at Library 21c
September 1 –30, 2023
The exhibit begins on September 1, 2023 and ends on September 30, 2023. The Pikes Peak Library District is hosting the exhibit at Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr, Colorado Springs, CO, 80920.
Check back for information about 2024 Shows!
PPPS June 2023 Show at Commonwheel
Once again, we had a wonderful Members show at Commonwheel Artists Co-op in Manitous Springs. The show ran from June 1 to July 3.
And we’ll have our Members Show at Commonwheel in 2024!
PPPS National Juried Exhibition
at Library 21c
October 2 to October 29, 2022
31 beautiful pieces from 15 pastel painters were on display.
PPPS June, 2022 Show at Commonwheel
Once again, we had a wonderful Members show at Commonwheel Artists Co-op in Manitous Springs. The show ran from June 3 to June 27.
And we have been invited back for 2023!
PPPS Annual Juried Show
at Academy Art and Framing
September 1 – 30, 2021
Pikes Peak Pastel Society presents
Spring into Summer
A Members Show at the Commonwheel Artists Co-Op
The Pikes Peak Pastel Society has been invited to hold their annual members art show at the Commonwheel Artists Co-op in Manitou Springs, Colorado, beginning on June 4, 2021. The show’s theme “Spring into Summer” will feature art by 19 of the Pastel Society’s local members with works of all sizes using the medium of soft pastel.
The Commonwheel Artists Co-op began in 1974, with a mission to promote the arts in the Pikes Peak Region. The Commonwheel Artists Co-op has been recognized as a significant resource in the arts community by various groups, including the Pikes Peak Arts Council and the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce.
All the work exhibited in the shop is made by Colorado artists.
“Spring into Summer” will run from June 4 through June 28 with an opening night reception on June 4 at 7:00 p.m.
The Commonwheel Artists Co-op is located at 102 Cañon Avenue, Manitou Springs, CO 80829, open from 10AM to 8PM daily.
Enjoy some photos from the exhibit!
Color in Quarantine
A National Exhibit
61 entries were received for Color in Quarantine and 38 were juried into the show.
Best of Show: Coxcomb and Still Life Diane Stolz
First Place: Spheres 1 B.F. Reed
Second Place: Storm Horizon Mary Sexton
Third Place: Reflections Margot Ardourel
Marsh Dance Janet Johnson
Storm Approaching Cheryl Winterbourne
Desert Beauty Margie Miller
Closed Due to Covid Nori Thorne
Uber Afterlife Thomas Hardcastle
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. Chavez has been an active professional fine artist for 35 years.
Members Only Pastel Exhibition
9/28/19 to 10/25/19
1175 Chapel Hills Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80920
4:00 to 6:00 pm
NO SPRING CHICKENS
Seasoned Pastel Artists of the Pikes Peak Region
May 3 to May 22, 2019
Laurel Justice Gallery
218 W. Colorado Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Pastel painting exhibit by members of the Pikes Peak Pastel Society curated by Laurel Justice, also a pastelist. Emphasis on Spring in our fair region, including any genre, still life, landscape, figure, abstract. Unframed BIN paintings will also be available.
Join us for First Friday on May 3 from 5 – 8pm.
There will be a food truck in the parking lot. The Gallery is also open on First Saturday from 12 – 4pm in case your collectors or you can’t make it on Friday night.
Laurel will host an artist talk on Wednesday May 15 from 5 – 7:30pm.
THE COLOR OF LIGHT
A National Exhibit
1/12/19 to 5/5/19
The Annual Pikes Peak Pastel Society National Exhibition
Sangre de Cristo Arts Center
210 N. Santa Fe Avenue, Pueblo, CO 81003
Artist’s Opening Reception
Friday, February 1, 2019, 5pm to 7pm
We are very excited to have Radeaux of John-Deaux Art Gallery, Pueblo, CO as our juror. A veteran of many art exhibits, both as an artist and as a juror, Radeaux has owned Pueblo’s oldest gallery for over thirty-five years and has represented many of Pueblo’s leading artists.
Colorado’s diverse fauna is the inspiration for Radeaux. He spends many hours in the field studying birds and other animals. When he returns to the studio, he paints what he has seen in his unique style, a combination of detail and restraint, repetition and rhythm. His paintings also explore the patterning, colors and geometrics found in nature. His art also examines spatial relationships and comparisons to stylized depictions of nature from various cultures.
Described by the late Jack Seilheimer, former Dean of Science at CSU-Pueblo, “He’s really a distinguished field ornithologist. He is truly both scientist and artist.” Radeaux has provided illustrations for a variety of publications including all the illustrations for the landmark Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas 1 and the recently published Atlas 2.
60 entries were received for The Color of Light and 34 were juried into the show.
Best of Show: “Invasion” by Leslie Trujillo-Batts
1st Place: “Para Sol” by Bonnie Anthon
2nd Place: “Paradigm Shift” by Honey Lea Gaydos
3rd Place: “Road to Nowhere” by Mary Sexton
Honorable Mention: “Aspen with Purple Mountains” by Susan Tormoen
Honorable Mention: “Moon Glow” by Daniel Rich
Honorable Mention: “Underwater Duo” by Jill Starkey