April 24, 2024 2:38 PM

Arizona Pastel Artists Association 8th Exhibition and Sale Starts March 10th at the Phippen Museum

Photo: Tsegi by Southwest artist Lorenzo Chavez

The Arizona Pastel Artists Association (APAA) brings its 8th National Exhibition and Sale to the Phippen Museum in Prescott from March 10, 2024 to April 21, 2024. Pastel works, prized for their brilliant color, will be on display and for sale at this open and juried show. 

A grand opening reception will be held on March 23rd  from 10:30 AM until 2:00 PM.  The reception includes a pastel demonstration and awards ceremony, both of which are open to the public and free of charge. 

A free demonstration by awards judge Allen Garns, begins at 11:00 AM on the 23rd. Garns is an award-winning Mesa artist. His works are inspired by the words of Walt Whitman who said, ”To me, every hour of the light and dark is a miracle, every cubic inch of space is a miracle.”  Garns added that expressing and translating these miracles into paintings is one of the great continuing adventures of his life.

Paintings in the exhibition include works from eleven local artists plus over 65 artists from the United States and Europe, showing off pastel’s ability to create rich, saturated color and light. Collectors and enthusiasts will find unique concepts amidst a selection of figurative, landscape, still life and abstract works. 

The Phippen Art Museum is located at 4701 Highway 89 North in Prescott. For more information please visit: apaa.wildapricot.org.


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