MidAtlantic Pastel Society Art Show
Exhibition September 2nd – October 27th
Award ceremony October 20th 4:00-6:00 p.m
The Center at Belvedere, 540 Belvedere Boulevard, Charlottesville, VA
Opening times: Mon and Fri 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m
Tue, Wed, Thu 8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m
MAPS is proud to announce Capturing the Color, a graded pastel exhibition at The Center at Belvedere from September 2nd to October 27th. An awards reception will be held on October 20 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The jury for the exhibition is Nancie King Mertz, PSA-MP, CPP-MP, IAPS-EP, an award-winning Master & Eminent Pastelist who paints in both pastels and oils. Nancie has traveled and taught all over the world but Chicago is her favorite city to paint, and the city has twice named her Artist of the Year.
The paintings featured in this exhibition are mainly soft pastels, the same dry pigment used for oil and watercolor mixed with a binder and pressed into a stick used to draw on textured or sanded paper. Pastels have a richness of color that is both brilliant and subtle. Paintings include landscapes, still lifes, portraits, animals, and non-representational subjects.
The MidAtlantic Pastel Society (MAPS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and better understanding of pastel as a medium of fine art.