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Brilliance Endures via the PSA
Albert Handell PSA-MP, “The Swirl of Life,” pastel (c) Pastel Society of America 2016

A primary initiative of the Pastel Society of America (PSA) is to provide a forum to expose artworks by the most accomplished and masterful creators working in this gorgeous medium. Since 1972, the organization’s annual exhibition and sale has been a crown jewel.

The Pastel Society of America opened the 44th edition of its Annual Exhibition on September 6. On view through October 1 at the National Arts Club in New York City, the annual exhibition is among the world’s best displays of mastery in pastel.

Three jurors — Judith Cutler, Richard McKinley, and Jimmy Wright — scoured through 1,496 artworks by 675 artists representing nearly 20 countries for this year’s exhibition. In the end, 175 outstanding artworks were chosen for the show. Participants in this year’s exhibition will be in attendance on September 25 for the exhibition’s award ceremony, followed by the PSA annual dinner.

Via the PSA, “It has been a tradition to schedule many accompanying activities during the annual exhibition, including demonstrations, portfolio reviews, workshops, a public gallery tour and reception, reserved educational tours, and a vibrant materials fair, in addition to the awards ceremony and dinner gala. The exhibition, the culmination of PSA activities for the year, acknowledges the professional excellence of participating artists and helps promote the finest examples of pastel to the general public, the professional art world, art students, and art collectors.”

To learn more, visit the Pastel Society of America.

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