The International Jurors who selected works for this 2010 Web Exhibition were Lorenzo Chavez, (Colorado, USA) Margaret Evans (Scotland) and Bill Hosner (Michigan, USA).
|First, Second and Third Place Winners, IAPS 17th Web Exhibition 2010|
The Awards Judge was still life artist Claudia Seymour whose honours include President, Salmagundi Club, New York, New York, Master Circle Medal, International Association of Pastel Societies, Signature Membership, Pastel Society of America, Signature Membership, Connecticut Pastel Society and Signature Membership, Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod.
The award winners were:
- First Place: Deborah Bays (Pastel Society of America)
- Second Place: Brian Bailey (Pastel Society of America)
- Third Place: Marla Baggetta (Pastel Society of America)
- Fourth Place: Jane Christie (Pastel Society of Colorado)
- Fifth Place: Sally Strand (Pastel Society of America)
|Fourth and Fifth Place, IAPS 17th Juried Exhibition 2010|
Pastel News - an excellent blogs about pastel matters - is listing some statistics which I can't find on the IAPS website but have no reason to suppose are not true. To give you a sense of the size and nature of the entry, the statistics for the web show read as follows
- a total of 850 paintings were entered in the show
- of which 72 were selected for the exhibition. Works selected included: 22 Landscapes, 20 portraits and figures, 19 still life and florals, 10 animals and one abstract work
- Of these 66 are by pastel artists living in the USA. The remaining six works come from Canada (4) Sweden (1) and Australia (1).
- from 27 pastel societies which are members of the International Association of Pastel Societies (out of a total of 70 societies which are members)
- Of these the Society with the most 'placed' members is, unsurprisingly, the Pastel Society of America; its artist members had 21 pastel works selected for exhibition
- of which 7 works by PSA members are in the top 9 works
- 12 pastel societies have more than one member in the show. These are: West Coast PSWC (6), Southeastern (5), Canada (4), Colorado (3), Connecticut (3), Maryland (3), Great Lakes (2), New Mexico (2), Maine (2), Adirondack (2), San Diego (2), Mid America (2)
Pastel artists around the world will also doubtless be interested to see the prices of work on show!
This initiative by IAPS is very much to be welcomed and I hope they continue to do this for all future shows.