Now Showing: Great Lakes Pastels

awardwinner-beach.jpgIf your Memorial Day travel plans have you anywhere in the area, check out the members show of the Great Lakes Pastel Society (GLPS), currently on view at the Ella Sharp Museum of Art and History in Jackson, Mich., in southern Michigan, now through May 30.

The exhibit includes 40 pastel paintings, juried by artist and pastel-maker Terry Ludwig, who also donated sets of his handmade pastels to the top three award winners, as well as single jumbo sticks to Honorable Mention winners.

Many GLPS members, as residents of the Great Lakes states, find their creative inspiration in the regional landscape. Artist Kathleen Kalinowski’s Gold Medal-winning painting of dunes, titled Michigan Beach (seen here), is one example. Other winners included Bonnie Osborne for her landscape, Tree Gestures, and Kathleen Putnam for her portrait, Listening for Baby. Check out these and other winners at the GLPS website.

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