|The Pastel Society|
Sponsored by Caran d'Ache
| ' Red Gateway, Japanese Garden, Kyoto '|
by Brian Plummer
The Pastel Society is a registered charity, widely recognised for its success in promoting and encouraging the use of pastel within the contemporary art world.
The Society was founded in 1898, and the first exhibition held in the Royal Institute in Piccadilly. Founder members and early exhibitors included Brangwyn, Degas, Rodin, Rothenstein, Whistler and G.F. Watts.
There are currently over fifty-five Members who are professional artists living and working in this country and overseas. Membership is granted through a strict assessment of technical skill, originality, innovation and enthusiasm.
The Society pursues its aims through education and example. It is currently responsible for organising exhibitions,
tutorial workshops, demonstrations and lectures throughout the UK.
The Society's major showcase is the Annual Exhibition held at the prestigious Mall Galleries in London. This is open to entries from both Members and non-members. Awards are made to works of particular note. Workshops and demonstrations are also provided throughout the duration of the exhibition.
See below for details of the Alfred Teddy Smith and Zsuzsi Roboz Award of £5000 for an artist under the age of 35 years.
The Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1
Telephone: 020 7930 6844
The Pastel Society Annual Exhibition 2015 Sponsored by Caran d'Ache.
Exhibition Dates For 2015.
The Pastel Society seeks the best in contemporary pastel, combining traditional skills with creative originality.
Pastels, oil pastels, charcoal, pencil, conté, sanguine, or any dry media.
Awards & Prizes
Numerous prizes and awards are available to win including the Caran d’Ache Sponsor’s Award. Visit www.mallgalleries.org.uk/pastel
New for 2015 'The Alfred Teddy Smith and Zsuzsi Roboz Award' at the Pastel Society Annual Exhibition. The Award will be for £5000.
To View 'What's On' at the Mall Galleries http://www.mallgalleries.org.uk/index.php?pid=116
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