I received more sad news this week. Michigan artist Jerry Power died on Sept. 27, 2009, at his home. He was 64 years old. Power was an award-winning pastel artist, whom we recently featured in the April issue as the winner of the Art Spirit foundation/Dianne B. Bernhard Silver Medal Award of Excellence in the 10th annual Pastel 100 (read more about that here) for his beautiful pastel Springtime (at left; 13×19).
Jerry was a member of a number of art organizations, among them, the Great Lakes Pastel Society; the International Association of Pastel
Societies, of which he was a Master Circle member; the Great Lakes
Plain Air Painters Association, in which he held a master painter
designation; and The Pastel Society of America, signature member. You can read the entire obituary as published in the Traverse City Record Eagle here.
The Pastel Journal staff would like to extend our sincere sympathy to Jerry’s family and friends. I know we will miss him as a presence in the art community.