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.