Show Runs: June 11 – July 31, 2022
Location: View, NY – 28, Old Forge, New York

Sponsored By:
View Center for Arts and Culture &
The Adirondack Pastel Society

Show Dates: June 11, 2022 thru July 31, 2022
Opening Reception at View: June 10, 2022 from 4-7pm
Virtual exhibit recording goes live: June 16, 2022
Pickup of Artwork at View: August 1,2022 or by appointment

Juror of Selection and Awards

Karen Israel’s paintings are defined by their dynamic compositions and unique viewpoints. She is influenced by the light and mood of the subject and lets those elements dictate her approach. These subjects are rendered with a strong appreciation for the rigors of formal design coupled with a fearless array of color choices.
Among her many awards, Karen’s work placed Fourth in Pastel Journal Magazine’s top100 juried competition. She recently achieved Signature status with the American Artists Professional League and she has earned Master Pastelist with the Pastel Society of America and Master Circle with the International Association of Pastel Societies. Karen’s work is frequently displayed at the Salmagundi Club, NYC, The Copley Society, Boston and the Lyme Art Association, Ct.
Karen conducts many teaching demonstrations and workshops throughout the United States. Her teaching schedule can be found at
Karen had been invited to participate in “Pastels of the World in Bourbonnais” honoring American Women pastelists April,2020. This exhibit and her workshop in France, sadly, has been postponed until May 2022 due to the pandemic. Karen’s work was featured in articles in Practique Des Arts: August 20 Volume 53 and July 2018 Vol.47 and in Southwest Art Magazine, June 2021 issue. Website publications include: Artsy Shark artist spotlight, Let’s Go Arts Realartrealartists

Congratulations to all of our award winners!

Juror Karen Israel will be recording some comments about the award winners for our opening reception. If you can’t make it, you can watch the recording on Thursday June 16th. 

Best of Show

Sponsored by Margaret Huskins

“Ryan” by Andrea Tasevski

Second Place

Sponsored by Margaret Huskins

“Early Bird Gets the Worm” by Karlene VanDeusen

Third Place

Sponsored by Nikki Friedlander

“An Introduction to Degas” by Corey Pitkin, PSA, IAPS-MC

The Lee Award

Sponsored by Karen and Gary Lee

“Summer Still Life 2” by Marianne Fyda

Kathleen Kelly Weal Memorial Award

Sponsored by Paula and David Weal

“Pasture Patterns” by Martha Deming, PSA, TWSAing

Outstanding Color Award “Honoring Ann Hepburn Nichols”

Sponsored by Patricia Tribastone

“Middle Fork Afternoon” by Diane Fechenbach, PSA, IAPS/MC, DP-PSWC

Judge’s Choice Award

Sponsored by Betsi Dugan

“Bent but not Broken, Balance” by Dave Francis

Still Life Award

Sponsored by Dave Francis Studio

“Kujifunza” by Matthew Kestner

Pastelists Studio Portrait Award

Sponsored by Corey Pitkin

Nancy Mariani, PSA

Pastel Society of Western NY Award

“Another World” by Eileen Casey

Vermont Pastel Society Award

“Aluminum & Glass” by Laura Winn Kane

Pan Pastels Award

“Emanate” by Robin McCondichie

Great American Pastels Award

“Sunlit Path” by Julia Doemland, PSA

Terry Ludwig Pastels Award

“Summershade” by Lana Grauer

Blick Art Materials Awards

“Ring of Fire” by Constance Dodge

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“Second Life” by Catherine LaPointe Vollmer

“Winter Morning Glow” by Mark Grasso

“Peacemaker” by Betsy Cook

“Plein Air Poetry – Flavor Fruit Farm” by Mary Tallman, PSA

Dakota Pastels Award

“Wetlands Walk” by Diane Bellenger

Ampersand Art Supply Award

“Cloudscape” by Judy Oneill Rhea

Congratulations to all the accepted artists!

Thank you again to our sponsors!
Margaret Huskins
Nikki Friedlander
Karen and Gary Lee
Paula and David Weal
Patricia Tribastone
Betsi Dugan
Dave Francis Studio
Corey Pitkin
Pastel Society of Western New York
Vermont Pastel Society
Pan Pastels
Great American Pastels
Terry Ludwig Pastels
Blick Art Materials
Dakota Pastels
Ampersand Art Supply