Pastel Pick of the Week: The Best of Maggie Price

Artists who attended the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) convention in Albuquerque, N.M., last month, had the opportunity to attend the opening reception of a special exhibition to honor artist Maggie Price who passed away in April (see that announcement in this earlier blog post). My colleague, Jamie Markle (the fine art group publisher at F+W Media) and I missed the reception, but visited the show the same weekend, and were treated to an impressive presentation of 50 of Maggie’s pastel paintings (and a few oils). Many were paintings with which I was familiar but had never seen in person—paintings of the local Southwestern landscape that she so loved, as well as scenes from her many travels to places such as Scotland and Spain.

pastel painting by Maggie Price

Quiet River (18 x 24) by Maggie Price

 

If you’d like to see the exhibition, it will remain on view through August at the New Mexico Art League Gallery (3409 Juan Tabo N.E., Albuquerque), which is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 to 4.

Maggie was the founding editor of Pastel Journal, and the August issue of the magazine—which includes a tribute feature with her paintings and remembrances from other artists—is dedicated to her memory.

 
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