I’m in the IAPS Pastel World International Show

I’m in the IAPS Pastel World International Show

in the IAPS Pastel World show

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!


I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.


  1. John+Gregory 2 years ago

    The green bar is a stroke of genius. 👍


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