Pastel 100 Grand Prizes Ron Monsma
A complex and vibrant still life, rich in color and detail, wins this artist the Jack Richeson/Best of Show—a cash award of $5,000. By Anne Hevener
This artist catches the Ruth Richeson Award (a 354-piece set of Unison pastels) with a dramatic and texture-rich floral still life.
By Sarah A. Strickley
The artist wins The Pastel Journal Grand Prize award of $2,500 for his artful response to a desolate streetscape in New Orleans.
By Jane Durrell
Well known for portraits, here the artist flexed his landscape muscle and won Art Spirit Gold—a $1,500 cash prize.
By Jessica Canterbury
Diana De Santis
A contemplative portrait wins this artist the Art Spirit Foundation Silver Medal award—a cash prize of $1,000.
By Tom Zeit
Pastel 100 Category Winners
Portrait & Figure By Deborah Secor
Landscape & Interior By Michael Chesley Johnson
Still Life & Floral By Robert K. Carsten
Abstract & Non-Objective By Christine Proskow
Animal & Wildlife By Michelle Taute
Meet the Jurors By Anne Hevener
Introductions to the five distinguished artists who made our category selections this year.
Special Report: The Best Bang for Your Buck
What big-ticket items offer the best return, creatively speaking, on one's investment? Eight artists share their picks—the list might surprise you.
By Deborah Secor
An arts guild shares its story. Plus, Creative Spark contest news.
Edited by Jessica Canterbury
Finding inspiration on the Emerald Isle.
By Urania Christy Tarbet