2014 Renaissance in Pastel Award Winners

Open to all artists nationally and internationally working in pastel. This year we host the
21st Annual National Exhibition (2014)
at the Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT, from Oct 8 – Nov 9.

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Remarks by the 2014 Judges:

The Connecticut Pastel Society Renaissance in Pastel Exhibition is an annual highlight in the calendar of the pastel world. This show is no exception. The work is beautiful, strong and creative, and the Slater Museum offeres a marvelous setting. It was an honor to have been chosen to be one of your judges and to share judging responsibilities with Janet Cook. Each painting was thoughtfully considered and the awards were carefully chosen. Congratulations to all who where accepted to this important pastel exhibition and especially to your award winners. Bravo!
– Liz Haywood-Sullivan

I want to congratulate all the artists on being accepted into this prestigious exhibition. It’s a magnificent show, which meant choosing the winners was very challenging. Ultimately, I was looking for something with energy and atmosphere, combined with technical acumen, imagination and originality. With so much great work to choose from, it was a pretty formidable task. Well done everyone.
– Janet Cook

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.



Special Thanks to our Merchandise Award Donors

click to visit each website:

Great American Art Works
handmade soft pastels

Jerry’s Artarama
pastels & supplies

Heilman Designs
pastel boxes & easels

Terry Ludwig Pastels
handmade soft pastels

Jack Richeson & Company
pastels & supplies

HK Holbein Artist Materials
pastels & supplies

UART Sanded Pastel Paper

Guerrilla Painter
plein air painting boxes

Judson Outfitters

Wholesale Frame Company

Dakota Art Pastels
pastels & supplies

Hull’s Art Supply & Framing

A.I. Friedman
pastels & supplies