Showstoppers: Inspiring Figures

The latest issue of The Pastel Journal is celebrating portrait and figural artists, and so too, it turns out, is the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio. Yesterday the museum opened a new exhibition,
“Inspiring Figures: American Women & Figurative Art,” which consists of artwork
by American female artists past and present.
The exhibit, organized by the Portrait Society of America, features historic works from the Butler collection as well as paintings by acclaimed contemporary
artists and selections from a juried competition.

Pastel artist Ellen Eagle, featured in our October issue, is among the celebrated artists in the Butler show. Read more about her in the current issue and on our website. Plus, see more of her work (and other pastel figure painters) in our special Faces & Figures online slide show. And if you can, visit the Butler to see her work in person! The show runs through October 31. Be sure to visit the museum website for complete information on special events and offerings, including podcasts, films, workshops, lectures, demonstrations and family

[pictured] Miss Leonard (pastel) by Ellen Eagle


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