2012 Renaissance in Pastel Award Winners

Open to all artists nationally and internationally working in pastel. This year we hosted the 19th Annual National Exhibition (2012)
at the Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT, from Sep 22 – Nov 4.

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Special Thanks to our Merchandise Award Donors

click to visit each website:

Great American Art Works
handmade soft pastels

Jerry’s Artarama
pastels & supplies

Jack Richeson & Company
pastels & supplies

Heilman Designs
pastel boxes & easels

Terry Ludwig Pastels
handmade soft pastels

Canson Artist Papers & Rembrandt Pastels

HK Holbein Inc.
pastels & supplies

Sennelier pastels plus

UART Sanded Pastel Paper

Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff
pastels & supplies

Dick Blick
pastels & supplies

Multimedia ArtBoard
pastel board

Walter Foster Publishing, Inc.
art instruction books

Pro Art Panels
mounted pastel paper

Remarks by the 2012 Judges:

The Connecticut Pastel Society has done it again! The overall quality of this show is on a high level. A significant number of the award winning works were deeply personal, poetic, and even magical. Pastel lends and bends itself to match the vision and touch of each individual artists’s vision. Brava and Bravo!!
– Sigmund Abeles PSA Hall of Fame Master Pastelist & National Academician

What a pleasure it is to see the medium of pastel used for a wide variety of subjects employing a myriad of techniques. It is a testament to the unique quality of this beautiful medium and a pleasure to behold.
– Wendy Caporale PSA Master Pastelist

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.