33rd Purely Pastel Exhibition
May 30 to June 17, 2023
Location: All Galleries
Presented by: Pastel Artists.CA
Artist Talk: Wednesday, May 31 from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm by Karin Richter
Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony: Thursday, June 1, 2023, 6 pm to 8 pm
Join us in celebrating the wonderful medium of pastels.
Pastel Artists.CA presents works from artists across Canada, and internationally, working in pastels. Pastels are the world’s oldest medium, dating back to the caves in Lascaux. Modern advancements in the manufacture of pastels, along with museum-quality paper supports, mean those pastel paintings created by today’s artists will last for centuries to come. And yes, they are paintings!
This exhibition is exclusive to works created in pastel. From landscapes to still life, portraits to abstract, our members create beautiful work in different styles. From bold strokes to the faintest whisper of pastel, artists can express themselves in any manner that soothes their souls and communicates their vision. There are no limits to pastels.
View the works in this exhibition and you can confirm that for yourself.
Artist Talk – On Wednesday, May 31st from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm, join us for a free public lecture with respected artist Karin Richter about her Antarctic Adventures. Light refreshments will be served
Reception – On Thursday, June 1 from 6 pm to 8 pm is the Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony.
ICAN 2023 Conference – On Wednesday, May 31 to Sunday, June 4, the Pastel Artists.CA biannual conference. Featuring Canada’s top pastel artists and providing an opportunity to learn, grow, and make connections with other pastel artists from across Canada and beyond.