The PSC’s Signature Members Pastel Show is open only to artists who have attained Signature or Master Signature status in the PSC. Expectations for the Signature Show are extremely high due to the accomplishments of its contributors, which include award-winning skills, nationally accepted experience, and creative vision. Qualifying artists have been juried into and won awards in a designated number of regional, state, national or international pastel exhibitions. They have also demonstrated leadership in the PSC by serving as a board member or officer, teaching or chairing a workshop, or giving a presentation or demonstration in members meetings or other official gatherings. For this reason, visitors to the Signature Show describe it as provocative, awe-inspiring, and a not-to-be-missed experience for all who appreciate the fine arts. As with all artwork sold through PSC shows, the commission collected by the organization is used to fund cash awards for artists in future exhibitions.
AWARDS selected by Show Judge, Clive Tyler and
some of his comments about the winning artists and their body of work:
Best of Show - Barbara Churchley
Showed Consistency of Style, pastel handling and Drawing capabilities.
3 different shapes and sizes of the painting added to the concept of the series.
Exploring new concepts and approaches of painting ones own back yard make
an honest grouping. Excellent color palette and painting quality.
First Place- Sandy Marvin
A Masterful series of trees, as an exploration on one simple subject matter.
Beautiful and elegant compositions. Subtle light shifts with nice touches of
color. Has a clear understanding of values and drawing.
Second Place- Jeannette Stutzman
Excellent approach to light. Explores the energy of light in 3 different subject
matters which gently draw you in. Delicate handling of edges and a sensitive
approach to colors and color harmony.
Third Place - Susan McKelvy
A unique approach to peaceful scenes with High energy techniques and
textures. Strong but simple compositions. Nice contrast of detail of small
work. Colors and value work well in harmony as strong color families and in
Honorable Mention - Roger Ambrosier
Clouds - This grouping in a tonalist style conveys atmosphere and place.
An emotional approach to series with subtle color temperature sifts in color
and values. Strong color harmony and classic landscape compositions.
Beautiful handling of the pastel.
Honorable Mention - Sarah St. George
Water - A bold approach to the concept of water. Investigating a graphic
composition and style, complements the color theory over all.
Successful feeling of strong daylight. Good placement and spacing large
and small shapes of form and color.
Honorable Mention- Peter Heineman
Abstract- Color combinations show confidence and strong sensitivity and
knowledge of color. Fresh clean bold strokes evokes tons of emotion and
expression. Small touches of color notes add to the excitement of
complements and unique color combinations.