Showstoppers: Pastels in Santa Fe

Somers_Genesis.jpgThe next convention of the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) convenes next week in Albuquerque, N.M., beginning on Thursday, May 28. But the fun doesn’t end at close of show on Sunday. IAPS planners have arranged for their 13th juried exhibition to be hosted by Ventana Fine Art, a gallery located on Santa Fe’s famous Canyon Road. 

The exhibition features pastel works by 59 artists, selected from more than 330 entries. Artist Doug Dawson acted as juror of selection for the show, and artist Albert Handell is the awards-juror. Both Hall of Fame artists are represented by the Ventana Gallery.

The opening reception will be Friday, June 5, from 5 to 7 pm, and the  exhibition will run through Monday, June 8. Gallery hours are 9:30 to 5:30 Monday through Saturday, and 10 to 4 on Sunday.

Check out a show preview on the gallery’s website.

Pictured above: Genesis (pastel, 18×24) by Frederick D. Somers

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