Maryland Pastel Society


Congratulations to the Award Winners of this year's Biennial Shades of Pastel Exhibition

The Artist Award Reception and Ceremony took place this past Sunday, October 4 at the Strathmore Hall in Rockville, MD. It is a beautiful show chaired by Dawn Capron, who did a spectacular job organizing this very special event.  Our judge and juror for this show, Richard McKinley, entertained our members with a demonstration in the morning followed by the award ceremony. If you haven't seen the show stop by and view this wonderful collection of pastel paintings displayed in a beautiful setting. The exhibit runs until November, 7. For more details about the award ceremony and reception, look for the news update on the MPS web site, coming soon!

Best In Show, Lisa Mitchell, DJ
First Place, Loriann Signori, Topaz Serenity
Second Place, David Lawton, Aden
Third Place, Maria Marino, Soliloquy III

Judy Pardue Memorial Award for Best Landscape, Tom Weinkle, To Basalt
Polly Mitchell Memorial Award for Best Portrait, Frank Kaifer, St. Alvin of the Station
Betty Knight Memorial Award for Best Landscape, Jean Hirons, Shore Houses

Merit Award, JoEllen Murphy, At Ease
Merit Award, Lisa Sheppard, Long Shadows
Merit Award, Tatijana Jacenkiw, Lady of the Tramps
Merit Award, Dawn Capron, Along the Wye River
Merit Award, Joyce Lister, Winter Light

Pastel Society of America Award of Merit, Gail Zinar, A Winters Drama
Connecticut Pastel Societys Award of Merit, Mary Anne Warner, Lilies

Members Choice Award (Tie vote), Julie Hopkins, Swamp River Reflections and Diana De Santis, Andrea.