2024 Members’ Exhibition

Juror of Selection

Karen Israel  PSA-MP, IAPS/MC, PSWC, CPS, PPSCC“Creating art is a vehicle through which I can more easily communicate my impressions of the world. I enjoy using line, color and a dynamic design to tell my visual story. As I begin the creative process, the medium of pastel provides an immediate and colorful way to make painterly decisions and choices.”

Karen Israel’s pastel 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.

In addition to numerous awards, Karen’s work has garnered the honor of Signature Member with the American Artists Professional League, Master Circle with the International Association of Pastel Societies and Master Pastelist with the Pastel Society of America. Karen is an artist member of the Salmagundi Club, NYC, the Copley Society, Boston and the Lyme Art Association.

Karen conducts many teaching demonstrations and workshops throughout the United States and she has served as juror for many national competitions.

In May 2022, Karen’s pastel paintings were on exhibit with Les Amis Des Arts in Pastels of the World in Bourbonnais, honoring American Women pastelists, Montluçon, France.

Karen’s pastel paintings were featured twice in Practique Des Arts: August 2020, July 2018 and in Southwest Art Magazine in April 2021.

See more about Karen at artbykarenisrael.com

Judge of Awards

Anne Singer  PSA, IAPS/MC, MPSAnne Singer discovered her love of art on a trip to Paris in 2011 and began a journey of art education in 2012. She studied oil painting for several years before finding pastels. Studying and working in pastels quickly became a passion. Her pastels have been exhibited in national and international exhibitions. She is also well known for her work in oil, including the Impressionist Award of Excellence at the Oil Painters of America, Eastern Regional Exhibition 2020.

Anne is an IAPS Master Circle member, a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, a Signature Member of the Maryland Pastel Society, and a member of the Oil Painteers of America and American Impressionist Society. She is a founding member of the Blue Berry Pie and Art Society.

See more about Anne at annefsinger.com

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