2012 CPS Member Show Award Winners

Open to all members working in pastel. This year we hosted the
26th Annual Member Show at Gallery 53 in Meriden, CT, from March 3 – 24, 2012.

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Special Thanks to our Merchandise Award Donors click to visit each website:

Judson’s Art Outfitters:
Guerilla Pochade Box

Jerry’s Artarama:
Nupastels, Rembrandt Pastels

Diane Townsend Pastels

Wholesale Framing, Meriden


Remarks by the Awards Judge:

This 2012 CPS Members Show was one that was full of surprises and top level work. I knew it would not be easy to select the awards from such an important and impressive exhibition. Nevertheless, as a basis for award selection, I follow a basic set of criteria: 1) Is the painting a combination of artistic creativity and imagery; 2) Does the pastel application reflect a sensitiviity to the pastel medium; 3) Does the painting display an orignal or personal vision; and 4) Is it art?.
– Bill Creevy