Sunday, January 24, 2010

IAPS 15th Annual Exhibit!

It was great to drive out to Brea today to see the International Association of Pastel Societies 15th Annual juried exhibition. A beautifully hung show with many pastel artists' work I recognized!

I have been following Barbara Benedetti Newton's blog (see blog list to the right) and today I got to see her entry in person. Beautiful!

The paintings were beautifully hung and I was thrilled to see the work of artists whose work I've admired, face to face, for as long as I like. Sally Strand. Maggie Price. Diana De Santis. Guoyue Dou.

An artful day. Life is good.


Celeste Bergin said...

ok...apparently the show was beautifully hung..because you wrote that twice! lol. I bet it was beautifully hung! I am glad you had a nice outing to a pastel show. No doubt a welcome respite from hospitals and rain!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Guess I was kind of disappointed in the quality of some of the work. Well hung, but not all great as I had hoped. A welcome respite, indeed!