Well, I don't really like to toot my own horn too much on my blog, but.......
Pastel Painters of Maine Host 11th International Juried Exhibition
The Pastel Painters of Maine, PPOM, is hosting their 11th International Juried Exhibition ‘For Pastels Only’ at the Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St. Kennebunk, Maine. This special exhibition and sale will display works of pastel artists from the United States and Canada.
West Linn artist Marla Baggetta has won 3 awards for her 3 paintings accepted into the exhibition. Marla was the only artist to have all 3 of her entries accepted.
Marla won 4th place for her painting "By the Nursery", 6th place for "Enchanted in the Afternoon" and 9th place for "In the Studio". Congratulations Marla!
The opening reception and awards ceremony took place on Saturday, May 22 from 4-6pm, the public is invited. The juror of awards was Bill Creevy, PSA master, who awarded over $5000. in prizes.
There were 228 entries submitted by 86 artists, representing 18 states and Canada. Of these, 60 pieces by 53 artists were selected by the juror of selection Frank Federico, PSA Master. Mr. Federico states of the submissions, "It is never an easy task to reduce so many creative pieces of art to a useful exhibit count. There are many worthy works and selection was based on uniqueness and imaginative but cohesive design elements. A very good show!"
The Pastel Painters of Maine was established in 1999 by a group of Southern Maine artists interested in soft pastels. The mission of PPOM is to promote the medium of soft pastel, to unite local and regional artists, and to heighten the public’s awareness of the medium. Since its founding, membership has grown to over 160 with members from throughout the US and Canada.
Member shows are held annually. Regular “paint outs” are offered as well as life painting groups. Membership is $25.00 per year, which includes the newsletter.
For further information about the Pastel Painters of Maine and the 11th International Juried Exhibition please contact Caren-Marie Michel at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at www.pastelpaintersofmaine.com.
Here are the three pieces. That was pretty nice. I must admit! Thank you to the nice folks at Pastel Painters of Maine for the nice phone call, the press release and your good wishes!!