“Layer upon Layer", the 2015 Exhibition of the Signature Members of the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, will be held at Cotuit Center for the Arts from February 28 through March 29.
With layers of pigment stroked across a surface, pastelists build color, beauty and depth. This show features the work of the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod's Signature Members, and celebrates that depth. From the lovely atmospheric layers of a landscape, to the folds of fine fabrics, to the textured, tactile layering of pigment on paper, "Layer Upon Layer" presents some of today's finest contemporary work in this beautiful and versatile medium.
Opening reception February 28, 5-7 pm, with Gallery Talk at 5 pm.
Visit www.cotuitcenterforthearts.org for directions and hours.
For more information on becoming a Signature Member, go to the bottom of our Become a Member page.
Our national juried exhibition will be held June 17 to July 12 at the beautiful Cultural Center of Cape Cod in South Yarmouth. The month long show will be on display throughout the four exhibition rooms, including the Grand Hall.
We are pleased to have two distinguished pastelists serve as this year's jurors. Marla Baggetta will be our judge of selection and Tony Allain is our judge of awards.
Above: work by Marla Baggetta, this year's Juror of Selection.
Right: work by Tony Allain, Juror of Awards.
New this year: We have opened up submission guidelines to allow for up to 5 images from each artist.
We anticipate at least $5,000 in cash awards and merchandise, as well as donations from other pastel societies. Additional awards and/or changes will be listed in the showprogram.
Submission deadline is April 15, 2015. Registration is now open.
Download the 2015 FPO Prospectus here and enter the exhibition here.
Dates to remember
April 15 Submission deadline
May 7 Notification of acceptance
June 7 Shipped work due
June 14 Hand delivered work due at Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 12 noon – 4 pm
June 17 Show opens
June 20 Opening Reception & Awards, 6:00 pm
July 12 Show closes, special event at 1 pm;pick up work 3 - 4:30 pm
July 19 Return art shipping deadline
Best of Show: Dreamer 2 by
$1,000 and $125 Jack Richeson gift certificate
Award of Excellence: Approaching by
$600 and $125 Jack Richeson gift certificate
Award of Honor: Elaina by
$300 and $75 Jack Richeson gift certificate
Great American Artworks Award:
Northern Surf by Kurt Weiser
Gift certificate for a 78 piece master class set of pastels $325
Canson Excellence in Art Award:
Frozen in Time by Jeff Ventola
Merchandise by Canson: $250 value
Terry Ludwig Pastels Award:
Budapest Reflections by Christine Ivers
Gift certificate: $225 value
Jack Ahlin Award:
Upbeat by Nan Ping Yun
Joan A. Ledwith Memorial Award
for Landscape given by South Cape Artists:
First Light by Cheryl Dahn
Ampersand Art Supply Award:
Laundry Day Burano by
Connecticut Pastel Society Award:
Kathy’s Kat, Nancy Lee Lovley
Golden Artists Colors Award:
Connie, Diana DeSantis $105 value
Pastel Painters of Chicago Award:
Eastern Horizon, Rodrica Tilley $100
Pastel Painters of Maine Award:
Thirsty Blossoms, Rosalie Nadeau $100
Pastel Society of America Award:
Drool, Terri Brooks $100
Pastel Society of New Hampshire Award $100:
Marsh Rain, Kim Morin-Weineck
Vermont Pastel Society Award $100:
The Altar II, Abel Marquez
Diane Townsend/UART Enterprises Award $100 Merchandise:
Blue & Gold, Deborah Quinn-Munson
Liz Haywood-Sullivan Award:
Three pastel dvds $90 value
Birch Glow, Eileen Casey
Dakota Pastels & Pastel Journal Award $82 value
Sacred Dune, Ed Chesnovitch
Multimedia Artboard & Pastel Journal Award $82 value
Just Before Sunset, Diana Johnson
Many thanks to our FPO Awards Coordinator: Donna Rossetti-Bailey
This list of award recipients for FPO 2014 is an insert to an eight page exhibition program.
FPO Co-Chairs for 2014:
Sherry Rhyno, PPSCC President
Barbara Stone, A Past President