The Pastel Society 2015 Exhibition
The Pastel Society are proud to be Sponsored by Caran d'Ache for their 116th Annual Exhibition. The exhibition opened with the private view on 23rd February and closed on 7th March 2015.
The exhibition was opened by John Russell Taylor, English Critic and author.
He is the author of critical Studies of British Theatre; of critical biographies of such important figures in Anglo-American film as Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Wells, Vivien Leigh and Ingrid Bergman and several books on art.
Madame Carole Hubscher President of Caran d'Ache was there to present the Caran d'Ache Award and to say a few words.
John Russell Taylor with President of the Pastel Society Cheryl Culver
Mike Clapton receives the Alfred Teddy Smith and Zsuzsi Roboz Award from Trustee John Russell Taylor
Pastel Society Member Michael Norman receives the Caran d'Ache Award from Mme Carole Hubscher President of Caran d'Ache
Demonstrations during the Exhibition
Thursday 26th February Ann Wilkinson 11am-4pm ‘Still life painting on a textured surface’.
Monday 2nd March Roger Dellar 2-4.30pm ‘Portraits in Pastel’.
Tuesday 3rd March John Tookey 2.30-4pm ’Interiors’.
Thursday 5th March Peter Vincent 11am-5pm ‘Behind the Mask’ Still Life'.
THE ART EVENT
The Art Event Evening was very successful with wonderful music by David Buckingham. Model Shigemi Miura wore a an incredible scarlet embroidered Kimono and Doggy model Lottie slept through it all. Paul Sacki of Jakar International Ltd displayed a large range of Caran d'Ache products for sale and also presented a prize for the best Non Member work created during the evening. The evening was fully booked with artists and visitors.
A welcoming glass of wine or a soft drink was served on arrival.
The Mall Galleries Cafe stayed open until 8pm.
A prize for the best Non-Member work completed during the evening was presented.
Sealed Bid Paintings were finalised during the evening.
Art materials, courtesy of Caran d'Ache were on sale.
Models, Still Life and entertainment.
Music by David Buckingham Classical Guitarwww.worldguitarist.com
David Buckingham plays at the Art Event
Lottie takes a snooze during her modelling adventure
Shigemi Miura models a wonderful Japanese Kimono
Paul Sacki from Jakar International Ltd sells Caran d'Ache products during the evening
Pastel Society Member Roger Dellar works on his study of David Buckingham
The Pastel Society would like to thank all the Award Givers and visiting judges who selected the prize winners for the 2015 exhibition.
Alfred Teddy Smith and Zsuzsi Roboz Award Winner Mike Clapton: 'Take Care'.
Caran d'Ache Award Winner Michael Norman PS: 'Dusk at Turf Locks'
Daler Rowney Award Winner Felicity House PS:'Oxfords the Bakers'
Conté à Paris Award Winner Caroline Bays PS:'Rock Star'
Unison Colour Award Winner Jan Munro: Group of three works
The Artist Magazine Award Winner Jan Munro: Group of three works
Artists & Illustrators Magazine Award Winner Tony Allain: Campanille, Venice'
Henri Roché Award Winner Matthew Draper PS: 'Sublime Adventure'
Schmincke Award Winner Christine Watson: 'Purple Shutter'
The Arts Club Charitable Trust Award Winner Jenny Smith: 'Sequoia'
Buzzacott Award Winner Joanne Last: 'Almost There'
Faber Castell Award Winner Melodie Cook: 'Nancy Trotter Landry and Bobby'
Frank Herring & Sons Award Winner Barry Freeman: 'Dusk - Spa Hill'
The Annie Longley Award Winner Richard Turner: 'Seasons Change'
The PanPastel Award Winner Liz Balkwill: Group of four paintings
The Pastel Society Cataolgue Award Winner First Prize Jaana Fowler: 'Late Night Still Life'
The Pastel Society Catalogue Award Winner Second Prize Amanda Palmer: 'Ascension'
The Pastel Society Young Artist Award Winner Qiaoxi Chen: The Bird.
To view the 2015 Pastel Society catalogue [Click Here]
Gallery of Images from the Exhibition