We are so proud and delighted to present our exhibition of PASTELS USA: 99 Voices in Pastel! This show takes nearly a year to organize and prepare for, even when it’s virtual. There are so many people who helped bring this together, from jurors and judges to volunteers from PSWC. Special gratitude and appreciation goes to our judge, Jean Stern and our panel of jurors, Sylvie Cabal, Wende Caporale, and Alan Flattman. They had an extraordinarily tough job this year. and I would like to thank our Show Chairwoman, Jan Miller, for doing an extraordinary job working on all the details. Many kudos to W. Truman Hosner who is our Museum Liaison and who advised us though this new process and program design. In fact, he is the one who took a conversation about change to make us more competitive and made it happen. I would also like to thank Board members Susan Goodmundson for managing the money and the awards, Deborah Shea for soliciting prizes and all those details, Dug Waggoner for creating ads to promote the show, Cynthia Riordan for send out dozen of eBlasts to let people know what was happening. Social Media Chairwoman, Rita Romero kept all our followers on Facebook and Instagram informed of deadlines and critical information. She also prepared the slideshow videos that you will see on YouTube and at the August 8th, 2021meeting.. A special thank you to Ranjani Mohana, our Meeting Chairwoman, who got us organized on Zoom. Finally, as always, we send many thanks to Joe Baker of ShowSubmit.com for his tireless work keeping us on track.
This year we are trying a special treat for your viewing pleasure. You can see the show “virtually.” Thanks to new technology, you can “walk through” our virtual gallery below. Next year we will be back in a real gallery, but for those who at home, this is the next best thing. All paintings are also featured below the video to scroll through at your leisure.
Thank you all for making this one of the best shows we have ever had!
Our new show format is organized as follows–Winners of Awards, Contemporary Realism, Contemporary Impressionism, and Modern Experimental. Please see the Rules page if you have questions about how to determine what belongs in each category here.