The Arizona Pastel Artists Association announces winners of the 2022 Juried International Exhibition and Sale being held at the Phippen Art Museum. Seventy-eight artists competed; showcasing outstanding works in landscape, figurative, animal and still life.
Don Rantz of Chino Valley took first place with his Grand Canyon painting titled Three Ravens. Christine Debrosky of Clarkdale won Award of Merit for her desert scene titled That’s the Way the Caliche Crumbles. Other local artists receiving honorarium awards include: Nori Thorne and Pamela DeLay of Sedona; Carol Degregory of Cornville; Joanne Agostinelli of Clarkdale; and Jeanne Wellins, Lynn Delano, Dorothy Dooley, and Sonsoles Shack of Prescott.
The exhibition includes artists from Arizona, along with acclaimed artists from across the U.S. and around the world. Tony Allain of Perthshire, England took best of show. Sergey Pietilä, of Lahti, Finland earned second place. Ken Keith of Surprise, AZ won third place and Kathe Drake of Scottsdale, AZ took fourth.
Arizona Pastel Artists Association President, Sharon Frey, said, “Each year our international show grows in popularity. We are pleased to be honoring these fine artists at the Phippen Museum this year. There is so much talent and creative expression seen in these works.”
The Arizona Pastel Artists Association’s Exhibition and Sale is being held on the lower level of the Phippen Art Museum, located at 4701 Highway 89N in Prescott. The show runs through April 24, 2022. Works can also be viewed online at apaa.wildapricot.org or phippenmuseum.org.