2011 Renaissance in Pastel Award Winners

Open to all artists nationally and internationally working in pastel. This year we hosted the
18th Annual National Exhibition (2011) at the Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT, from Sep 30 – Nov 13.

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Remarks by the 2011 Judges:

The Connecticut Pastel Society has done it again!

This is a beautifully hung exhibit, filled with commendable and diverse works of art. Jurying a show is a great responsibility, one that I take seriously. As an artist, I appreciate the feelings each exhibitor has, the anticipation and vulnerability, as well as the elation or disappointment that follows. There’s always a degree of subjectivity, and those works not receiving awards are not without merit. The pieces selected stand out for their compelling images that draw one in to look further, where one sees a high level of drawing skills, technique, and overall beauty. Congratulations!
– Lois Woolley

Thank you for the opportunity to see so many strong works showing technical merit and creativity in the CPS Renaissance in Pastel Show. I felt the exhibit was extremely well hung, and after seeing the exciting entries in this show, I would like to consider a pastel invitational for my Gallery. As a fine arts dealer, I based my award choices on drawing skill, emotional empact, originality, atmospheric perspective, color harmony, and quality of the pastel medium from the soft and subtle to the bold and colorful.

I will be back a second time to see this beautiful show!!
– Susan Powell

Our grateful thanks to the many generous businesses and individuals who have contributed awards to our organization. Your support of the arts is greatly appreciated.