I am pleased to announce that my artwork
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.
Mary R. Koch Memorial Award
The Dragon Fruit
Colts Neck, New Jersey
Barbara J. Mason
Sky’s On Fire
Overland Park, Kansas
First Snow in Galisteo
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Patricia Elliott Schappler
Bedford, New Hampshire
Still Life with Bottles and Crow
Mike Barret Kolasinski
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.