The Pastel Society of the Southwest (PSSW) will hold its 29th annual National Juried Show at Artists’ Showplace gallery during November. The exhibition features 60 works of art in pastel by 51 artists from around the country, some very well-known in the art world. The exhibition runs from November 3 through November 27. A free reception at Artists’ Showplace on Friday, November 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. will include live music by Paul Utay and Jazz After All, wine and hors d’oeuvres. Awards with cash prizes will be presented at the reception including “Best in Show.”
PSSW is one of the oldest artists’ organizations in the state of Texas and hosts many internationally-recognized pastel artists to demonstrate techniques at the organization’s six regular meetings per year. Lucille Carter, a partner in Artists’ Showplace, is currently PSSW president. The group is a member of the International Association of Pastel Societies.
Since its inception in 1981, the PSSW national show has been the highlight of the year and is accompanied by a 3-day workshop by the juror/judge. This year the judge is Kathleen Cook, a signature member of the Pastel Society of America, listed in Who’s Who in American Art and winner of more than 40 major national and international awards.
Artists’ Showplace is located at 15615 Coit Road, Suite 230, in the southwest quadrant of Spanish Village at Coit and Arapaho. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Artists’ Showplace also has workshops held throughout the year given by internationally renowned artists and offers weekly art lessons in its fully equipped classrooms.
Pastel Society of the Southwest 29th annual National Juried Show
Artists’ Showplace gallery, 15615 Coit Road, Suite 230, in the elbow of the southwest quadrant of Spanish Village at Coit and Arapaho.
November 3 – 27, 2010
Friday, November 12, 6-9 p.m. – free to the public
Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.