[singlepic id=198 w=320 h=460 float=left] Apparently, the Pastel Journal's Pastel 100 issue is out, and I'm happy to report that my pastel, Horizon Study (left), received an honorable mention in the contest. The Pastel Journal is an internationally-read magazine dedicated to the pastel medium. Their extremely popular annual contest gives awards to the top 100 pastels submitted. The awards are divided into five top prizes, then split into five different subject categories, within which there are first, second and third place awards, and honorable mentions. My honorable mention is in the Still Life and Floral category. The other categories include landscape, portrait, animal/wildlife, and abtract/non-objective.
The nice thing about this contest is that you can submit any piece done within the past few years---even if it is sold. Which reminds me: Lorraine, if you are reading this, I'll send you a copy!