Two amazing shows for September! The Pastel Society’s theme is “Renewal in Light and Shadow” and is a beautiful display of soft pastels. It is a juried and judged show with winners clearly labeled. The Mini Show features 15 artists with 7 categories. The 3rd Friday Outdoor Reception for both is September 17, 3-7 p.m. Vendors, artist booths and Taste Bud Rescue BBQ Food Truck will be set up in the parking lot.

The Mini and Small Works Show is a judged exhibit and awards will be announced at 6 pm on September 17 during the 3rd Friday Outdoor Reception.  An often-used definition for miniature art is that a piece of miniature art can be held in the palm of the hand, or that it covers less than 25 square inches or 100 cm². Some exhibits require the subjects to be depicted in 1/6 actual size, and in all paintings the spirit of miniaturization should be maintained.

The Pikes Peak Pastel Society has been invited to hold their annual juried art show at Academy Art & Frame in Colorado Springs, Colorado, beginning on September 1, 2021. The show’s theme “Renewal in Light and Shadow” will feature art by many of the Pastel Society’s local members with works of all sizes using the medium of soft pastel.

The Pikes Peak Pastel Society dates back to 1999 when a group of local Colorado Springs and Pueblo artists began seriously working in pastel. PPPS was officially incorporated as a not-for-profit association in 2000, and celebrated 20 years in 2020.

The PPPS Mission is to promote, educate and encourage artistic excellence in soft pastel painting among its members within the community. Educational workshops, painting demonstrations and workshops, plein air paint-outs, field trips to art exhibits and museums are all part of member meetings and special events.

All the work exhibited in the show is made by Colorado artists.

“Renewal in Light and Shadow” will run from September 1 through October 30 with an artists reception on September 17 and October 15 from 3pm to 7pm.