Friday, May 3, 2013

Northeast National Pastel Exhibition Opening at View

W-93_Waterfront Cutter_MarianiThe 9th Annual Northeast National Pastel Exhibition will kick off with an opening reception on Friday May 3, from 5 – 7pm at View in Old Forge, NY. The Northeast National Pastel Exhibition will be on display May 4 – June 29. It’s a highlight of View’s annual exhibition calendar, with thousands of visitors a year from the Northeast and beyond. The exhibition has included works from some of the nation’s foremost pastel artists.

As the exhibition grows, so does its reputation. More artists than ever have submitted work in the hopes of being selected this year by Sally Strand, PSA, IAPS MC, famed pastelist, and this year’s juror of selection. Over $5,000 in awards were juried by Diane Forsberg, Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the Arkell Museum.

Friday’s reception will also celebrate “Kaatskill Woodturners Association Juried Exhibition, “Nature’s Spirit” Photography by Walter Jakubowski “Fur Happens” Fur Suits and Creations by Shelby McGill, and  “Original Artwork from Adirondack ABCs” by Joyce Burgess Snavlin, illustrated by Linda Davis Reed.

On Saturday, May 4 the exhibition will kick off with two events. Both opening day activities will be led by Patricia Tribastone, PSA. The first is a Continental Breakfast and Gallery Walkabout from 9:30-11am. Patricia will lead a group discussion about paintings displayed in the 2013 exhibition. She will cover a wide variety of topics using original artwork as a visual, providing specific examples as well as inspiration for audience members. The second event is “Drink and Draw” a pastel still life demonstration by Patricia and wine tasting from 3-5pm.

Exhibition admission is $8/$4 members/$2 discount for groups of 10+/Children under 12 free. View is a non-profit multi-arts center (formerly known as the Old Forge Arts Center) located at 3273 State Route 28 in Old Forge.

For more information about View visit www.ViewArts.org, or call 315-369-6411.

Illustration: “Waterfront Cutter” by Nancy Mariani

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