It is a huge honor to be juried into the IAPS Pastel World show, which is the top international show for pastel artists.
My painting, A Firm Foundation, was chosen to be there in Albuquerque this weekend hanging with pastel greats from all around the globe.
I wish I could have been there in person too, but I’m grateful to those who sent photos!
Here is what the blurb next to my painting says: “This abstract conceptualist piece celebrates the importance of a firm foundation. Usually unacknowledged and unseen, a strong foundation is essential for stability and endurance. Not only are there foundations in architecture, but in other things as well, like in education, moral codes, relationships, or even nations. When you build a firm but flexible foundation, and challenges come, it supports and sustains you. What is the underpinning, the bedrock basis, of your hope or your life? Is that foundation durable and resilient?”
Below you can see the both the special shipping box it was sent in and the page of the program that my painting is on.
I’m so grateful to be included in this show and for an increasing openness on the part of the jurors to include content-rich abstract art. This elite show has less than 10% abstraction, so I was included in a very rarified group!