Pastel Society winners announced
Some of the finest pastel artwork in Texas is currently on display at The Center for the Arts and Sciences in Clute, TX. The opening reception for the Pastel Society of Southeast Texas’ exhibit “Art of the Pastel 2014” was well attended by artists, art enthusiasts and the general public.
One of the most influential and respected pastel artists, Alan Flattmann spoke on the versatility and properties of pastel and then presented the awards. Even though pastels have been used by artists since the Renaissance, and gained considerable popularity in the 18th century, when a number of notable artists made pastel their primary medium, it is only now becoming a widely recognized medium in Texas.
Flattmann stated “It is an honor for me to judge the PSST exhibition. I am impressed by the diversity of styles and overall high quality of the paintings. Many stand out, but the award winners make a particularly strong impression on me. Brenda Hash’s “Thoughts of Elberta” (Best in Show) has exquisite detail and strong design. “The Sea,” by Linda Dellandre (First Place), is a lyrical and captivating pastel. “Misty Blue,” by Irena Taylor (Second Place), is an exceptional impressionist style pastel. “Miss Lilly Rose,” by Rita Kirkman (Third Place), glimmers like a jewel with its brilliant color. There are many more paintings in the exhibit that demonstrate the vibrancy and beauty of the pastel medium. Congratulations to all the artists in the exhibition.”
The exhibition continues through March 8 at The Center for the Arts and Sciences located at 400 College Dr, Clute, TX.
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