Beauty of Pastels 2024

April 3, 2024 April 27, 2024

Annual juried exhibit of by pastel artists of Hawaii.
Opening Reception: Friday, April 5, 5-8pm

Show runs Tue-Sat 11am-6pm, Sun 11am-4pm

PAH is a Hawaii-wide group of artists who produce works using soft, sometimes known as dry, pastels. The pieces must consist of at least 80% soft pastel. Used for hundreds of years by the likes of Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, Pablo Picasso, and Pierre-August Renoir, soft pastels are nothing more than pigment (or color) held in a stick form by a minimum amount of binder, allowing the artists many ways of applying and manipulating the color.

This exhibit will be juried by nationally recognized master pastelist, Teresa Saia ( Previous jurors have frequently commented how the artists’ love of Hawaii is evident through the many submitted paintings featuring local views. Come see the islands and more through the eyes of these local artists. You may discover some beauty you’ve often overlooked.

Downtown Art Center, 1041 Nu`uanu Ave. 2nd floor, Courtyard Room

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