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CURRENT IAPS EXHIBITION

36th IAPS Juried Exhibition - Dunedin, Florida USA


THE EXHIBITION
Welcome to the 36th IAPS Juried Exhibition, hosted at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center, Dunedin, Florida! On behalf of the IAPS Board and our event volunteers, we are honored to present some of the finest in pastel art in the world.
The show runs from April 1 through May 10, 2020. Due to the corona virus pandemic, we have canceled in-person activities surrounding and supporting the exhibition. The April 18, 2020 reception with awards ceremony, gallery tours and demonstrations, was canceled. As disappointing as this is, the paramount concern of IAPS is on the health and wellbeing of everyone involved. The 36th Exhibition includes 89 pastels from artists in six countries, representing 36 member IAPS societies. The accepted entries have been hung and will be on display throughout the show dates; however, the gallery will be open for visitors on a limited basis as local laws and restrictions allow.
We hope you will enjoy the rich content of all of the subjects within this page. There are images, videos with interviews and comments and descriptions.

THE CATALOG
is now available - an expanded view of the 36th Juried Exhibition with notes from the jurors and judge, our President and so much more. See the button at lower left.


  Dunedin Fine Art Center
1143 Michigan Blvd.
Dunedin, FL 34698
727.298.3322
www.dfac.org
For more than four decades, the Dunedin Fine Art Center has been offering exciting opportunities in the arts in the most welcoming way: Exhibitions, Gallery, Classes, Presentations, and other artful activities.


Images/Awards


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IAPS 36th Exbibition Awards Announcement

Richard G. McKinley, IAPS President



jury of selection

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Myles Johnston

Charles Peer

Anna Wainright
As the popularity of juried exhibitions continues to grow, we at IAPS thought it might be useful and informative for our member societies if we pulled back the curtain on the jurying process we utilize. We have therefore garnered the observations of our jurors of selection for the 36th Exhibition. This is an informal, candid discussion that was initially taped to compile material for other educational purposes. After review, it was felt that, while unpolished in appearance, the dialog was so informative that it should be made available to the pastel community at large.

I want to personally thank jurors Anna Wainright, Charles Peer and Myles Johnston for taking the time to sit down with me to discuss the process and for allowing us to tape, and distribute, the outcome. Topics include: the curated jury process, what they took into consideration, and their personal observations as not just jurors, but fellow artists.

Enjoy,
Richard G. McKinley

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Montreal, QC

Myles Johnston
Myles Johnston was born in Sydney Australia, grew up in Canada, and is now living in Montreal, Quebec. He is currently president of the Pastel Society of Eastern Canada, aka PSEC.

Primarily self taught, he has studied under several living masters and taken extensive workshops and ateliers in Canada and the US. Myles's work can be described as contemporary realism that often contains a narrative seeking to evoke his artistic vision and emotion to the viewer. Myles has won numerous awards for his pastels and has been featured in select exhibitions nationally and abroad. His work can be seen most recently in the IAPS webshow with his painting 'Through The Prism'.
X Charles Peer

Siloam Springs, AR

Charles Peer
Charles Peer lives in Siloam Springs, Arkansas and recently retired after 31 years of teaching at John Brown University. Peer is a signature member of the PSA and the Ozark Pastel Society. His paintings have appeared in the Pastel Journal, the Artists Network and Pratiques des Arts, PSA, IAPS, Richeson 75 competitions and exhibits sponsored by regional pastel societies. His subject matter usually focuses on the often overlooked views of his local environment. His work can be viewed at www.charlespeer.com and Instagram.
X Anna Wainright

W. Long Branch, NJ

Anna Wainright
Anna Wainright is a national and international award-winning gallery represented artist. Driven to paint images that evoke a sense of weather and emotion as well as place, she is known for her atmospheric pastels. She has a Master designation in the Pastel Society of America and International Association of Pastel Societies, and is a member of the Salmagundi Club and Oil Painters of America. She was recently featured in the April 2019 Pastel Journal for her Second Place awarded painting in the annual Pastel 100. She is also recently included in the art book "Pure Pastel: Contemporary Works by Today's Top Artists". Her works have been shown in museum exhibitions including the Butler Institute of American Art, OH; Slater Museum, Norwich, CT; and Haggin Museum, Stockton, CA. She is represented by The Artful Deposit in Bordentown, NJ; Beacon Fine Arts in Red Bank, NJ; and Camilla Richman Fine Arts in Osterville, MA. www.ajwainright.com.
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IAPS 36th Exbibition Selection Jury Interview

Discussion with Richard G. McKinley, IAPS President



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As the popularity of juried exhibitions continues to grow, we at IAPS thought it might be useful and informative for our member societies if we pulled back the curtain on the jurying process we utilize. We have therefore garnered the observations of our jurors of selection for the 36th Exhibition. This is an informal, candid discussion that was initially taped to compile material for other educational purposes. After review, it was felt that, while unpolished in appearance, the dialog was so informative that it should be made available to the pastel community at large.

I want to personally thank jurors Anna Wainright, Charles Peer and Myles Johnston for taking the time to sit down with me to discuss the process and for allowing us to tape, and distribute, the outcome. Topics include: the curated jury process, what they took into consideration, and their personal observations as not just jurors, but fellow artists.

Enjoy,
Richard G. McKinley

judge of awards Brooke Allison


Brooke Allison click for bio

Statement & Artwork

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X Brooke Allison

Dunedin, FL

Brooke Allison is a Master Pastelist with the Pastel Society of America, and an oil painter who has exhibited widely throughout the United States. Brooke works from life. Her subject matter is the figure, portrait, and still life. She is best known for her contemporary still lifes painted in pastel and for "Kate, changing the pose" - eight 48" x 36" paintings in oil of Kate Vail. She is a well known instructor in pastel, drawing and Independent Study at the Dunedin Fine Art Center in Dunedin, Florida. Brooke is a signature member of: PSA, PSWC, CLWAC, Florida Artist's Group.
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Brooke Allison
While browsing through the art section in an old library in East Haddam, CT. I came across a book which stated that "Still Life is the lowest in the hierarchy of subjects to paint, suitable only for students and idle women." I thought I could do something with that.

That was the beginning of a 30 year series of paintings of household objects, clothes and objects of special significance. The objects were placed at the foot of the easel with no composition in mind. The design emerged through the process of painting.

The medium is pastel on a sanded surface.

Brooke Allison
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IAPS 36th Exbibition Awards Judge Commentary

Brooke Allison, judge



gallery tour

We asked the members of the selection jury to each choose a few paintings that they had special feelings about and to record some of those comments for you. Join Richard McKinley as he conducts these brief interviews.

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Richard McKinley had the pleasure of sitting down with Sabrina Hill, President of the Pastel Society of the West Coast, to conduct a Virtual Gallery Walkthrough of the IAPS 36th Juried Exhibition.

The theme of the discussion was the diversity of pastel and how the medium is being utilized in an array of expressive ways from traditional schools of representationalism to some very avant-garde/modern applications. Thirty-six paintings in the exhibition were chosen.

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IAPS 36th Exbibition Selection Juror Interview

Charles Peer, Juror, with Richard G. McKinley, IAPS President



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IAPS 36th Exbibition Selection Juror Interview

Anna Wainright, Juror, with Richard G. McKinley, IAPS President



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IAPS 36th Exbibition Selection Juror Interview

Myles Johnston, Juror, with Richard G. McKinley, IAPS President



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IAPS 36th Exbibition Virtual Gallery Tour

Richard G. McKinley, IAPS President, & Sabrina Hill, PSWC President



Catalog

THE CATALOG is now available for view and purchase. It is an expanded view of the 36th Juried Exhibition with notes from the jurors and judge, our President and so much more, in 52 pages of full color with high-resolution images. You can purchase a copy for $20 plus shipping, view the catalog pages in the viewer below, or download a low-resolution copy of the pdf (button at bottom of page).


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