The category for June is 'Figure', the challenge is 'All dressed up!' We want a clothed female figure, either full or upper torso, in a historical, national, wedding or carnival costume. No everyday clothes, please! Deadline is June, 25th. The winner will receive a set of pastels from our sponsor Unison.

 

Members, you still have a week to enter a painting into out May 'Get Dusty' and have a chance to win a beautiful set of Unison pastels. The category is 'Still life', the challenge is 'Still life with porcelain'. You may include others objects, but the emphasis should be on the porcelain, so not just a vase with flowers, please!

The winner of our April competition is our new member Claudia Chimenti with 'Harley'. Congratulations! Claudia wins a set of Unison pastels.

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In second place is Dolores Saul with 'Explorer'. In third place is Elisabeth Blass with 'Triplet'.

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Sarah Blumenschein is a pastel artist living in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Although she earned a degree in Industrial Engineering in college, creating art has always been a passion.  Upon retiring from industry, she initially thought she wanted to paint landscapes, but eventually found herself more interested and excited about painting still lifes due to the variety of colors, shapes, textures, and reflective surfaces possible.  

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