APAA 2023 National Exhibition

ARIZONA PASTEL ARTISTS ASSOCIATION 8th Annual International Pastel Exhibition & Sale February 18, 2023 through April 23, 2023

Natasha Isenhour, Judge of Awards

American Realist Natasha Isenhour conveys her emotional response to landscape, architecture, and still-life both in oil and pastel. From a distance a first impression is the realistic feeling of the work, but a closer look reveals a contemporary edge where her mark-making controls the impressions of mass and delicacy. Isenhour served as faculty for the 2022 Plein Air Convention and Expo. In 2023 she will participate in her third year at the Borrego Springs Plein Air Invitational in California where she was honored with People’s Choice. Isenhour teaches regularly at the historic Ghost Ranch in northern New Mexico and spends one month a year on the ranch in residency. In 2019, Isenhour was awarded Best Pastel in Plein Air Salon, won Best in Show at the Central City Plein Air Festival and earned the Holbein Award in the Pastel Society of Southern California’s Make Your Mark International Online Exhibition. In October 2021, Isenhour was featured in Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine as one of their Five to Watch, and in 2020 she was featured in a six-page spread in the July/August Art of the West Magazine, Emotionally Engaged. An article co-featuring Isenhour, Why Pastel is Perfect for Plein Air in September’s Plein Air Magazine was also published in 2020.

Joanne Agostinelli Rolling Thunder 13 x 13, $975

Ree Altaville Hidden Gems in the Abyss 11 x 14, $350

Red Rocks Plein Air Festival, Moab Utah


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