The Doggone Art Show, to benefit Helen Woodward Center, held their awards reception last night. Many of our members were juried into the show in pastels as well as other mediums. We have a very diverse and talented bunch of artists. Anita Plaks won the 1st place ribbon in the photography division. Terri McMurray was awarded a 2nd place and an HM for her paintings, "Want to Play?" and "Bubbles". Marji Cramer and Marilyn Grame each received Honorable Mention awards for their work. Congratulations, ladies!
Saturday evening, the Foothills Art Association presented the 2015 Wildlife in Art awards reception. A number of our PSSD members were awarded ribbons. Carol McClure was presented the Barbara McDermott Memorial Award for her Scratchboard work. LJ Crowe recieved the G. Schlesier Award for her pastel, Linda Reyes the Robinson Endangered Species Award for her pastel, "Nola". The awards did not stop there. Susan Mae Hull was given the Marilyn Grame Award, and Anita Plaks and Betty Johnsen each recieved Chrome Digital Gift Certificates.
Please Check your current issue of the Pastel Journal. Our own Margaret Larlham was presented in the article "Artists to Watch: 7 Painters whose Pstels Made the Critic's List". Jamie Markle critiqued her painting, "In Day of Rain".