The Pastel Journal staff, along with those of our sister publications Southwest Art and The Collector’s Guide, had a great time at the International Association of Pastel Societies‘ 11th Convention in Albuquerque, N.M.
A few highlights: sitting in on Elizabeth Mowry’s demonstration on mist or haze in a landscape, which couldn’t have been more appropriate, considering that eastern Arizona wildfires have done just that to Albuquerque’s atmosphere; getting to see the faces of pastel artists whose work we so admire; visiting Brian Cobble’s ever charming home and studio; Maggie Price and Richard McKinley signing their books, Painting Sunlight & Shadow With Pastels and Pastel Pointers, at our booth; the awards banquet, where the Master Circle 2011 medallions were presented to the recipients, and an auction of the paint-a-round pastels—announced superbly by McKinley—brought in proceeds for the IAPS/Urania Christy Tarbet Scholarship Fund. We’re already wondering what treats await us at the next convention, which is scheduled again in Albuquerque for June 6-9, 2013. See you there?
Now for some photos (advance apologies for the quality; they’re taken with an iPhone):
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