“Shades of Pastel” 2022
National Juried Exhibition
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CALENDAR OF PUBLIC EVENTS
May 7, Saturday
May 15, Sunday
Demonstration by Nancie King Mertz, 11:00 am
Award of Prizes, 1:30 pm
Reception 2:00 pm - 4 pm
July 2, Saturday
JUDGE OF SELECTIONS AND AWARDS
Nancy King Mertz, PSA-MP, CPP-MP, IAPS-MC&EP
An award-winning artist, Nancie has spent her lifetime painting in oil & pastel. Education: Univ of IL--BFA in Painting, where she was a James Scholar; Eastern IL Univ--MA in Painting. She is a Master Signature member of the Pastel Society of America and the Chicago Pastel Painters. She teaches across the US and internationally and is on the faculty for the Plein Air Convention, Plein Air Live and the IAPS Convention.
She has been named the 2022 Guest of Honor by the French Pastel Society, where a show of her work will be featured in Giverny, France. Mertz has traveled to nearly 20 countries and around the US for inspiration, however, Chicago remains her favorite city to explore and paint, where she was twice named “Artist of the Year”. Collectors marvel at the beauty she finds in the urban setting and have said she "softens the edges of the city".
Visit www.NancieKingMertz.com for hundreds of paintings of Chicago & the World.