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Maryland Pastel Society

2022 SHADES of PASTEL Award Winners

Best In Show

Coneflower Parade by
Mary Rinderle Smith

Comments by Juror Nancie King Mertz:

WOW! When a painting takes my breath and pulls me across the room for closer inspection, I usually award it Best in Show! Every inch of this work is mighty successful. Strong underpainting with a well thought-out composition laid the groundwork for integral strokes on top.