Pastels USA: 99 Voices in Pastel will be open August 31, 2023 to October 29, 2023 at the Haggin Museum in Stockton, California. The Awards Ceremony and Reception will be on September 9, 2023 from 2pm to 4pm. Join us and meet the artists!

The 37th Annual International Exhibition of PASTELS USA: 99 Voices in Pastel is officially judged and complete. We applaud every artist who was accepted, and we congratulate every artist who won an award. It was a tough year, but the spirit of these artists embody what it means to see good in the world and have faith in humanity.

Exhibitions like this take a village, as the saying goes. We are fortunate to have amazing volunteers who grab hold of a project and make it happen. President Pamela Comfort kept us on track throughout the process. Francesca Droll handled Ways and Means and corresponded with our donors and sponsors, who make so much of this possible. Jennifer Von Bergen managed our social media. Jerry Boyd collected all the shipped art and got it to the Haggin Museum, and he will also get it back to the artists safe and sound. Andrea Dompe of the Haggin Museum and her crew did an amazing job of getting everything gathered and hung—Thank You! Finally, our deep gratitude to our jurors, Marcia Holmes, Tony Alain, and Cuong Nguyen for the awesome job they did in assessing the entries, and to Mary Platt for her expert judging and commentary on the top five pieces.

This year’s show was managed by three long time members of the PSWC Board, Sabrina Hill (Vice President), W. Truman Hosner (Museum Liaison), and Dug Waggoner (MOOS Chairman). Our show would not go on if it weren’t for the technically talented Austin Hambly of Show Submit, who does all the internet intricacies, sets up juror and judging panels and tracks the entries. Thank you team!

Best in Show – Daniel E. Greene Memorial Award

Browsing by Bithia Bjurman
Lake Oswego, Oregon

Plein Air Magazine Award

Elphaba and Nessarose with Nikko (Before Oz)
by Sharon Pomales Tousey
Rancho Palos Verdes, California

1st Place Contemporary Realism
Duane Wakeham/Richard Sutherland Award

Shower Door by Sally Strand, PSWC-DP
Capistrano Beach, California

1st Place Contemporary Impressionism
Duane Wakeham/Richard Sutherland

Baby, It’s Cold Outside by Kim Lordier, PSWC-DP
Millbrae, California

1st Place Modern/Experimental
Past Presidents Award-Susan Goodmundson and Sabrina Hill in Memory of Ruth Cabrera

Over the Falls by Ellen Gust, PSWC
Palo Alto, California

2nd Place Contemporary Realism
Royal Talens/PSWC Award

No Place to Be But Here by Carol Peebles
New Orleans, Louisiana

2nd Place Contemporary Impressionism
FASO/Bold Brush/PSWC Award

Taking Flight by Jill Storey
Boise, Idaho

2nd Place Modern/Experimental
Dakota Art/PSWC Award

Garden Impression by Debora Stewart
Clinton, Iowa

3rd Place Contemporary Realism
President’s Award-Pamela Comfort

Everything Past and Present by W. Truman Hosner, PSWC-DP
Ferndale, Michigan

3rd Place Contemporary Impressionism
Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod Award

Family Fun by Glen Maxion
San Diego, California

3rd Place Modern/Experimental
Mark and Elisabeth Sarrow Award

Tapestry by Patti Arbino
Northridge, California

Jack Richeson Award

The Shop Down in Nassau Town by Gerald Boyd, PSWC-PL
Galt, California

Terry Ludwig Pastels Award

Vintage Marbles by Nanette Catigbe
Fairfax, Virginia

Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff Award

Sunset Stroll at Crescent Beach by Donna Catotti, PSWC
Haines, Alaska

Bonnie Zahn Griffith Award

Thinking Pattern by Alex Kasyan
Montreal, Canada

HK Holbein Award

Basking in Dusk by Terry Ford, PSWC-DP
San Jose, California

Pastel Society of America Award

Artichokes by BF Reed, PSWC
Jacksonville, North Carolina

Waif Mullins Award

Beyond by Christina Williams
Daly City, California

Blick Art Supplies Award

Emergence by Jim Tyler PSWC-DP
San Luis Obispo, California

Connecticut Pastel Society Award

Monterey Twilight by Clark Mitchell, PSWC-DP
Cotati, California

Show Submit Award

Girl With Pierced Earring by Laura Mocnik
Flat Rock, Michigan

Jerry’s Artarama Award

The Dress Shop by Susan Kuznitsky
Portland, Oregon

Golden Peak Media Award

Capt. Garland by Jay DeChesere
Wilmington, North Carolina

Armadillo Art & Craft Award

Strut by Nancie King Mertz, PSWC-DP
Rockford, Illinois

Ampersand Art Supply and Diane Townsend Award

Sundowners by Pat Aragon Stoddard
New Castle, California

Airfloat Systems Award

Enduring Blooms by TaiMing Lim, PSWC
Beranang, Selangor, Malaysia

Golden Artist Colors/Pan Pastels Award

Wired by Anne Spivey
Atlanta, Georgia

Pat Aragon Stoddard Award

Dry Dock by Matt Lister, PSWC-DP
El Dorado Hills, California

Rita Kirkman Award

Badlands by John Sherry
Bend, Oregon

Roland Miller Award

Contra Costa Twilight by Marsha Dalmas
Berkeley, California

Jean Vineyard Myers Award

Sphinx by John Plishka
Lindhurst, Illinois

Deborah Pepin Award

Roaring Camp Forest Train by Marie Gonzales, PSWC
Folsom, California

Tamra Sanchez Award

Flash Mob by Mike Kolasinski
Chicago, Illinois.

Accepted Entries

Refreshing Stroll by Robin Diane Angelides
Santa Monica, California

Clothed in Strength by Mary Aslin, PSWC-DP
San Juan Capistrano, California

Athabasca Falls by Marcia A. Ballowe
Great Falls, Montana

The Joy of the Islands by Steve Bennett PSWC
Jacksonville, Oregon

Quiet Thoughts by Darlene Bigus-Doheny
New Orleans, Louisiana

Go Big or Go Home by Jennifer Blackburn
San Rafael, California

Circus by Johanne Boisvert
Notre-Dame-de-Pontmain, Québec, Canada

Yosemite by Diane Sauble Breuer, PSWC
Fresno, California

Perfect Ending by Joan Brewster
Aberdeen, Washington

Yellow Radiance by Stephanie Brown
Philadelphia, Pennsylvanian

C’est Si Bon à Paris by Dawn Buckingham
Orange, California

Quiet Evening by Pamela J. Cook
Leland, North Carolina

Reaching the Sea by Keith Demanche
Rochester, New Hampshire

My Little Man by Kathy Despot
Bridgeport, Connecticut

Voluptuary by Kathe Knight Drake
Edina, Minnesota

An Evening Gift by Francesca Droll
Bigfork, Montana

Jimmy by Merrilyn Duzy, PSWC
West Hills, California

Viewpoint by Linda G Evans
Brookings, Oregon

Morning Arrives by Diane Fechenbach, PSWC-DP
Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Summer Path by Ted Fuka
Mokena, Illinois

Girl In Window by Jeri Greenberg, PSWC
Leland, North Carolina

Minus Ten Degrees by Bonnie Zahn Griffith PSWC-DP
Meridian, Idaho

Beaver Tail Still Life 2 by Larry G. Hemmerich
Thousand Palms, California

Morning Meditation by Kelly Ann Hine
Santa Ynez, California

Tiny On Stripes by Karen Horne, PSWC
Salt Lake City, Utah

Summer Breeze by Catherine Howe
Hopkinton, Massachusetts

Shrimp by Hsiu-Min Hung
Kaohsiung, Taiwan

High Sierra Mountain Glow by Lucinda Johnson
Roseville, California

Devereux Slough Morning by Virginia Kamhi, PSWC
Thousand Oaks, California

Spring Rush by Allison Krajcik
North Easton, Massachusetts

Bouganvilla at Casa Del Prado by Anne Kullaf
Boulder, Colorado

Exuberance by Carmen Lamp
Westlake Village, California

Long Tall Eucalyptus by Margaret Larlham
San Diego, California

Summer Oasis by Shuk Susan Lee, PSWC
Newton Upper Falls, Massachusetts

Lily by Judith Kazdym Leeds, PSWC-DP
Montville, New Jersey

Bean Hollow Beach by Tatiana Mahkt
San Jose, California

Hong Kong Boat by Andrew McDermott, PSWC
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Evening Glow by Eveline Miller, PSWC
Beaufort, South Carolina

Tumble by Jan Y Miller, PSWC
Roseville, California

November Reflections by Karen A Miller, PSWC
Healdsburg, California

Golden Slough by Linda Louis Mutti, PSWC
Santa Barbara, California

Step Up by Nancy O’Hara
Germantown, New York

Geometrica by Janet Patterson
Ashland, Oregon

Morning Glory by Deborah Pepin, PSWC
Sanger, California

Carrizo Backroad by Erika Perloff, PSWC
Santa Cruz, California

Golden Moment by Sandra Place, PSWC
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Saturated by Peggy Davidson Post, PSWC
Pebble Beach, California

Long Distance by Patricia Prendergast
Sacramento, California

Swan Story by Barbara Reich, PSWC-DP
Traverse City, Michigan

Monterey Morning Glow by Natalie Richards
San Bernardino, California

Synchronicity by Carole Rogers
Little Silver, New Jersey

Brushed With Gold by Sarah Rose
Bayfield, Colorado

Crystal Springs by Teresa Ruzzo, PSWC
Mountain View, California

Slice of Orange by Cheri Saffro, PSWC
Highland Park, Illinois

River Rush by Tamra Sanchez, PSWC
Santa Rosa, California

Winter Color by Ann Sanders, PSWC
Goleta, California

Imperious by William Schneider, PSWC
Naples, Florida

Loki’s Feather by Kathleen E Shy
Reno, Nevada

Lavender Bee by Teresa A Steinbach-Garcia
Wilton, California

Sunset Reflection by Carol Strock Wasson
Union City, Indiana

Tilted by Vianna Szabo, PSWC
Romeo, Michigan

Range #1 by Carol Talley, PSWC
Santa Barbara, California

Poser by Donna Theresa, PSWC
Aptos, California

Mariachi Singer by Nori M Thorne, PSWC
Sedona, Arizona

St Lawrence Revisited by Dug Waggoner, PSWC-DP
El Cerrito, California

Crack of Light in the Treeline by Avon Waters
Converse, Indiana

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