The Appalachian Pastel Society’s 2011 Juried Member Exhibition recently opened at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts in Black Mountain, NC. Twenty four paintings were selected from 77 submitted for review and evaluation by the Juror, Fleta Monaghan, M.Ed., of River’s Edge Studio and 310 ART Gallery, located in the River District of Asheville, NC.
First Place and Best in Show was awarded to Karen White Chambers of Candler, NC; with Second Place to Pam Winkler of Asheville, NC; and Third Place to J.Kay Gordon of Marshall, NC. The Lorraine King Best Landscape Award went to Edward Morris of Flat Rock, NC. Honorable Mention Awards went to Karen Wylie, Spruce Pine, NC; Carol Branton Morrow, Swannanoa, NC; Barbara Kitty Williams of Bristol, TN; and Kate Thayer of Flat Rock, NC.
Twenty four paintings were accepted for exhibition from member pastel artists in five states: Karen White Chambers, Candler, NC; Deborah Chase, Hendersonville, NC; Bette Coningsby, Lake Toxaway, NC; Peggy Duncan, Bryson City, NC; J Kay Gordon, Marshall, NC; Suzanne Karnatz; Brevard, NC; Beverly Kies, Laurel Park, NC; Cindy Lidd, Asheville, NC; Carolyn Molder, Marble, NC; Edward Morris, Flat Rock, NC; Carol Branton Morrow, Sandy Nelson, Leland, FL; Zoe Schumaker, Hiawassee, GA; Marian Morrison Sinks, Black Mountain, NC; Walter Stanford, Kannapolis, NC; Kate Thayer, Flat Rock, NC; Merritt Roach, Hendersonville, NC; Nancy Biggs Thomas, Greenville, SC; Barbara Kitty Williams, Bristol, TN; Kathryn Wilson, Raleigh, NC; Pamela Winkler, Asheville, NC; and Karen Wylie, Spruce Pine, NC.
Anyone wishing to learn more about the soft pastel art medium or programs, workshops and exhibitions held in western North Carolina by the Appalachian Pastel Society (APS) can visit the group’s website at (www.appalachianpastelsociety.org). Now nearly a hundred pastelists strong, APS offers bi-monthly informational programs and demos on pastel techniques, workshops, juried and non-juried exhibition opportunities for members, and sponsors National Juried Shows open to all.
The exhibition at The Black Mountain Center for the Arts will continue through Nov. 23, 2011. Gallery hours are 10am-5pm, Monday through Saturday. BMCA is located at 225 West State Street in Black Mountain, NC.
For more information, call 828/669-0930 or visit (http://www.blackmountainarts.org/).
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