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Pastel National 2014 | March 28 - May 11, 2014
Opening Reception Friday, March 28, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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This exhibition is a national showcase, highlighting the art of pastel on paper. This year’s exhibit was juried by Marla Baggetta. The Pastel National 2014 Exhibition is generously underwritten by the Fred C. and Mary R. Koch Foundation.

Pastel National 2014 AWARDS

First Place – Mary Koch Memorial Award $1000
Portrait of the Onion Family by Sangita Phadke

Second Place $750
Maya #2 by John Philbin Dolan

Third Place $500
Introspection by William Schneider

Honorable Mentions $100
Light in the Forest by Colette Oyda Smith
Park Drive by Don Coons
Light on the Ice by Cristine Sundquist
Rusty Tanker by Ted Fuka

Executive Director Purchase Awards
Sky Bridge by Rob Ramage
Dangerous Curiosity by Leslie Trujillo-Batts
Surrogate Family by Bernadette Bradshaw
Water Ballet by Barbara Mason
Light on the Ice by Christine Sundquist
Low Country Panorama by Eve Miller
Habitation by Bob Regier

About the Juror: Marla Baggetta graduated from Art Center College of design in Pasadena, Ca. She worked as a commercial illustrator for 25 years. After moving to Oregon in 1993, she was inspired by the beauty of the Willamette Valley. She began painting landscapes that blend realism and abstraction that convey a sense of calm and balance.

Among her numerous awards and honors are Arts for the Parks Annual Juried Exhibition IAPS, She is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and a Masters Circle recipient in the International Association of Pastel Societies. She has been featured in the Pastel Journal and is included in Pure Color: The Best of Pastel. She is the author of Step by Step Pastel by Walter Foster Publishing. Her paintings can be found in numerous public and private collections throughout the country. While she makes her home in Portland, Oregon, Baggetta travels extensively throughout the United States teaching painting workshops and jurying shows.
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