8th National Show Catalog

Message from the Show Chair and President of the Arizona Pastel Artists Association Nori Thorne

We welcome you to the 8 th National Exhibition and Sale--whether you are visiting the show in person at the prestigous Phippen Museum of Western Art in historic Prescott, Ar izona or online. We are thrilled to have been invited back to the Phippen to showcase the remarkable versatility and beauty of eighty pastel paintings from talented pastelists. Phippen Museum of Western Art is named after George Phippen, who was co-founder and first president of the Cowboy Artists of America and is located in the charming and historic town of Prescott. The Phippen Museum’s Permanent Collection holds close to 800 incredible pieces of museum-quality, fine art. Some of their permanent exhibits include two studio replicas, a Western heritage gallery, history of the cowgirl, and an Arizona rancher and cowboy hall of fame. Arizona Pastel Artists Association is one of the top pastel organizations in the country thanks to its talented members and dedicated volunteers. We believe our show is a feast for the eyes, brought to life with the efforts of individual artists and volunteers. Our hardworking “boots on the ground” team worked many long hours to make our National Exhibition a success. We would like to give a special thanks to Jeannette Holverson, Emi Nishikawa, and the amazing staff and volunteers at the Phippen who did all the heavy lifting. We would like to thank our jurors of images, Anna Lisa Leal and Sally Strand for their time and professionalism in jurying eighty exceptional artworks into the show. A special thank you goes to Allen Garns, our juror of awards and workshop provider. He had the daunting task of selecting outstanding pastel works for award recognition. Finally, we would like to thank all of our member and corporate sponsors who supported our national show through a combination of merchandise and cash. All of our members are sponsors since entry fees and membership fees contribute to our ability to provide a substantial awards package. We congratulate all of the pastel artists in the show and thank all artists who submitted entries.

To purchase a painting, please contact the Phippen Museum of Art at 928-778-1385.

Nori Thorne, Show Chair

Made with FlippingBook - professional solution for displaying marketing and sales documents online