Pastel Society of New Jersey Winners

Congrats to the winners of the Pastel Society of New Jersey‘s 4th annual juried exhibition. And thanks to PSNJ’s Michal Barkai for sharing the good news.

“I appreciate all styles and subject matter, and when judging I begin the process by looking for the basic fundamentals of good art: mastery of the medium; solid composition and design; effective utilization of value and light; color harmony; and impact,” says award juror Betsy Kellum. “The skilled artist is aware of these fundamentals and applies these principles to their work, either consciously or intuitively. The paintings that go beyond the basic skills stand out and grab attention.”

And the award-winning paintings are:


Best in Show: Fairview Birdhouse, by Stephanie Amato


S. Allyn Schaeffer Lifetime Achievement Award of Excellence: Writer’s Block, by Jan Greenberg


President’s Award of Excellence: Carolina, by Elaine Denton


Pastel Society of America Award: Down East, by Donna Grande


Art Space Studio Landscape Award: Iris Garden, Carol Livingston


Debarry Studio Ten Award: She Ain’t What She Used To Be, by Carol Thurlow


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