45th Annual Pastel Society of America

Pastel Society of America

45th Annual Exhibition

December 23, 2017 – February 4, 2018

This exhibition features works by some of the nation’s premier pastel painters. The works are drawn from the organization’s annual exhibition, held at the National arts Club in New York City. The Pastel Society of America is the oldest organization of its kind in the nation.

Founded in 1972 by Flora B. Giffuni, The Pastel Society of America (PSA) – the oldest pastel society in America – is largely responsible for the current renaissance of pastels in American art. The society’s annual exhibitions at The National Arts Club in New York are the premier event for pastel artists in this country and abroad. PSA encourages artistic advancement through prestigious awards distributed during its annual exhibitions.  Pastelists showing technical acumen and creative use of pastel techniques are awarded prizes for their achievements.  Members winning three cumulative awards are named PSA Master Pastelists.  Each year one noted artist is elected into PSA’s Hall of Fame.

Claudia Post, At the Museum, pastel