View welcomes the return of a favorite from the past! The 2018 Northeast National Pastel Exhibition celebrates one of our most accessible and loved media-- the art of pastel—made by artists across the nation.
Pastels, pigmented sticks or crayons to apply color to a substrate, originated in the 15th century. In the 18th century, pastels were popularly used for portrait painting. James Abbott McNeill Whistler and Mary Cassatt used pastels to great painterly effect in the late 1880s to create evocative landscapes and intimate moments. The Society of Painters in Pastel was founded in 1883 in New York; the medium became popular across the country by the early 1900s.
The broad range of bright colors and effects achieved by skillful application have made pastel an enduring method for artistic expression.
Juror of Selection: Terri Ford
IAPS-Eminent Pastelist, PSA Master Pastelist,
PSWC & PSNM-Distinguished Pastelist
Terri a native Californian realized a deep connection with pastels in 1987 and has worked with them ever since, both in the studio and en plein air. Her paintings are representational, with some more impressionistic and others more realistic.
Terri’s pastel paintings have gained national and international recognition. She was awarded the title “Eminent Pastelist” by the International Association of Pastel Societies in 2012. She is a Master Pastelist with the Pastel Society of America and a “Distinguished Pastelist” with the Pastel Society of the West Coast, and the Pastel Society of New Mexico.
She has won top awards in many exhibitions at venues that include the National Arts Club in New York, The Butler Fine Art Museum, The Triton Museum of Art, Then Haggin Museum and others. Her work was featured on the cover of Pastel Journal’s April 2012 issue, as Grand Prize Winner in their Annual Pastel 100 Competition and Cover feature Dec. 2006, and has appeared in many other art publications including Fine Art Connoisseur, American Art Collector, Plein Air Magazine, French art publication Pratique des Arts, and several “coffee table books”. Most recently she was featured in the french art book “40 Maitres de Pasteles”
Terri was the Guest of honour for the Art du Pastel France Giverny International Pastel Exhibition 2017.
Terri is a popular instructor both across the US and abroad and is asked to judge many exhibitions.
After nearly 30 years I am still in love with pastels. Although I have painted portraits and figurative subjects it is the landscape that is my most consistent subject. The light and conditions that are presented in the landscape are ever present and constantly changing. That keeps it exciting and inspiring. Luckily for artists there is no expectation to retire...just to continue to learn and grow with each experience.
Juror of Awards: Patricia Tribastone
PSA-Master, IAPS Master, NOAPS
Patricia is a nationally recognized artist painting primarily in pastel and oil. She has been in many national exhibitions, and is a Master Signature member of the Pastel Society of America, a Signature member and Board of Directors member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, a juried member of the International Guild of Realism and the Salmagundi Club of New York City, an associate member of the Oil Painters of America, a member of the Adirondack Pastel Society, the Pastel Society of Western New York, and the Connecticut Pastel Society. She has also won many national awards, including Best of Show at the Northeast National Pastel Exhibit in Old Forge, NY, The Dianne Bernhard Gold Medal award at the Pastel Society of America (2013), first place in the Oil Division at the Hilton Head Biennial (2013), and the Masters Circle award from the International Association of Pastel Societies. She has been published in the June 2016 and the February 2014 issues of the Pastel Journal, the American Artist Magazine with a feature article and cover on the January 2010 issue, “Pastel Essentials”, an e-magazine published by American Artist (2011), and was featured in the Fall 2011 issue of “American Artist Guide to Floral Painting”. Pat is also currently the Blog author for the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society. Pat has juried art exhibitions both on the local and national level.
Most of Patricia’s paintings depict still lifes and are done in a representational style. Her bold use of color and light are distinguishing factors in her work. She devotes herself to her art full-time, and maintains a gallery/studio in downtown Canandaigua, New York. Patricia is also represented also by the Oxford Gallery in Rochester, NY and Gallery 3040 in Old Forge, NY
Patricia taught at the Art Stop in Webster/Penfield from 2004-2016, and has also demonstrated and taught workshops in Pennsylvania, Connecticut and New York State. She is currently teaching adult art classes in oil and pastel at the Pat Rini Rohrer Gallery in Canandaigua, NY.