“Cactus Flower,” Deborah Breedon, pastel, 2019 Pastels USA exhibition

Pastels USA: 99 Voices in Pastel

On View: August 31, 2023 - October 29, 2023

The Pastel Society of the West Coast is returning to the Haggin Museum for its 37th Annual Pastels USA: 99 Voices in Pastel international juried exhibition. The show opens on August 31 and runs through October 29, 2023. An estimated $12,000 will be awarded among three categories: Modern and Experimental, Contemporary Realism, and Contemporary Impressionism. This highly competitive show attracts internationally known pastel artists, resulting in a stunning collection of award-winning art.

This year’s jurors include Mary Platt, Executive Director of the Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University; Marcia Holmes, PSA Master & IAPS Eminent-MC; Tony Allain, Pastel Society UK & Royal Society of Marine Artist, UK, Eminent Pastelist & Member Circle IAPS; Cuong Nguyen, PSA Master Pastelist, Master Circle IAPS, and Distinguished Pastelist PSWC.

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