Photos are now flowing in from the September 16th awards ceremony for the Pastel Society of America’s
(PSA) 35th Annual Exhibition at the National Arts Club
in New York City. The weekend-long celebration included a number of events beginning with a special gallery tour on Friday, an Art of Pastels Materials Fair on Saturday (see photo of Jack Richeson at the materials fair, below), and an awards ceremony and dinner celebration on Sunday. This year’s special honorees were Sally Strand
(shown here with artists Wende Caporale and Daniel Greene), the 2007 recipent of the PSA Hall of Fame award, and art material manufacturer Jack Richeson
honored as a special friend to PSA for his continuous and energetic support of the medium and artists.
The PSA was founded in 1972 by Flora Giffuni (a featured artist in our June issue) as an organization for professional and emerging artists working in pastels. It’s goal is to encourage pastel artists through classes, workshops, demonstrations, and its annual juried exhibition provides an opportunity to celebrate the best of pastel in an exciting, high-profile venue. This year’s exhibition will be open to the public through September 30. Viewing hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10am to 12 pm, and from 2pm to 5pm; Tuesdays from 3pm to 5pm; and weekends from 10am to 5pm.
Stay tuned to the blog for more information about PSA exhibition award winners (and images).
Photos by Brenda Mattson.