Pastels here in Texas are finally receiving the notice they deserve. A beautiful grouping of pastels was shown at the Brenham Fine Arts League show this weekend and one of them won first place in it’s division and the H.L.R. Moore Memorial Award which is a cash prize accompanied by a HUGE ribbon! The painting was “Love That Prickly Pear” by Sharon Haney (a PSST member) and the judge, Ken Muenzenmayer from Round Top, TX, said her painting was very enjoyable to look at. He liked the way in which Sharon had used pastel in this particular painting, the use of the light and he noted that she had taken a challenge with her composition. There were approximately 85 paintings entered into the show. It was held at the Downtown Art Gallery in Brenham.
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