Wednesday, April 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Pastel brilliance

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"MEADOW GRASS-TAYLOR Creek," a pastel by Bonita Paulis, wins Best of Show in the Sierra Pastel Society Signature Show at the El Dorado Arts Council on Main Street in Placerville. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

What: Signature Member Art Show

Who:  Sierra Pastel Society

Where: El Dorado Arts Council ArtSpace Gallery, 459 Main St. in Placerville

When: Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through July 27

Information: 530-889-0549 or EDAC at 530-295-3496 or go to the Sierra Pastel Website at SierraPastelSociety.net

The brilliance of pastel is on display at the El Dorado Arts Council ArtSpace Gallery, 459 Main St. in Placerville, through July 27.

The show presented by the Sierra Pastel Society showcases the work at its Signature Member Art Show Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The signature show is every other year featuring members who have achieved excellence in the medium and achieved signature status.

The judge for this year’s show was Urania Christy Tarbet, pastelist, teacher and author. The Pollock Pines resident attended the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles and was influenced by the French Impressionists and by her famous artist cousin, Howard Chandler Christy.

Tarbet is listed in Who’s Who of American Artists. She is a signature life member of Pastel Society of America and serves on the advisory board of the “Pastel Journal” magazine.

The winners are:

Best of Show — Bonita Paulis, “Meadow Grass-Taylor Creek”

Awards of Excellence — Kathryn Hall, “Morning on the Ridge;” Hall, “Summer Sanctuary;” and Evelyn Delgado, “Marsh Dwellers”

Awards of Merit — Pat Stoddard Aragon, “Cup Basket and Fringe;” Carolyn Jean Thompson, “Leaves in Snow;” and Connie Randmaa, “Welsh Village.”

The Sierra Pastel Society, formed in 1999, is made up of more than 100 professional and amateur artists throughout the local region.

Admission to the exhibit is free and all the paintings are for sale.

For more information call Paul Harman at 530-889-0549 or EDAC at 530-295-3496 or go to the Sierra Pastel Website at SierraPastelSociety.net.

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