The Pastel Society UK
—whose members have included James Abbott McNeill Whistler
, Edgar Degas
and, more recently, Paula Rego
and Mark Leach
—holds its 109th annual exhibition March 5-16 at the Mall Galleries
in London. A renowned event, this year’s show features work by invited artist Kenneth Draper, plus pastel paintings by members as well as nonmembers. You might remember reading about the 108th annual exhibition in our April 2007 issue
(“Pastels Across the Pond,” by Ken Gofton).
Other events of note during the exhibition include pastel workshops led by society members: 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. March 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15 and 16. The fee is £45, or around $86, per day.
Pictured: Chichester Cathedral From Hoe Farm (30×37) by Mark Leach