Juror Spotlight | 17th Annual Pastel 100

Narrowing down a field of a few thousand pastels to a collection of only 100 of the most exceptional is no small feat, but it’s a task that the jurors for the 17th Annual Pastel 100 competition took on with great care and enthusiasm. Our jury included five distinguished artists: Terri Ford for the Landscape & Interior category; Mike Beeman for Animal & Wildlife; Robert K. Carsten for Still Life & Floral; Mario A. Robinson for Portrait & Figure; and Barbara Benedetti Newton for Abstract & Non-Objective. You’ll find some examples of their inspiring work below. And, in the April 2016 of Pastel Journal, on sale here, you can read all about how these artists approached the challenging task of evaluation and discover their overall impressions of this year’s Pastel 100 entries. Their generous responses offer plenty of insight and illumination.

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Dune Shadows (pastel) by Terri Ford, juror for the Landscape and Interior category in the 17th Annual Pastel 100

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Original Entrance (pastel) by Mike Beeman, juror for the Animal and Wildlife category in the 17th Annual Pastel 100

HC Sun (pastel) by Barbara Benedetti, juror of the Abstract and Non-Objective category in the 17th Annual Pastel 100

HC Sun (pastel) by Barbara Benedetti Newton, juror of the Abstract and Non-Objective category in the 17th Annual Pastel 100

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Flagstone (pastel) by Mario A. Robinson, juror of the Portrait and Figure category in the 17th Annual Pastel 100 competition

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Concept and Composition (pastel) by Robert K. Carsten, juror of the Still Life and Floral category in the 17th Annual Pastel 100

 

 

 

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