Pastel Artists of New Zealand

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25 August - 15 October 2017


6th October - 8th October. Whanganui.

PANZ Master Pastellist Julie Greig will be speaking about pastels, plus demonstrating and teaching two workshops.

Visit: www.wvast.co.nz for more details

Image: 'Liquid Gold' by Julie Greig


First: Sharon Platt - 'A Good Catch'

Second: Elizabeth Leatherbarrow - 'Peaceful Morning - Castle Cliff, Wanganui'

Merit: Penny Brisco - 'Lady 2 per Khnopff 1891'

Merit: Shirley White - 'No Swimming Today'


This annual national convention was warmly received and enjoyed by all who attended. The award winners were: Winner - Julie Greig, Merit Awards - Julie Freeman (twice),Glenys Forbes, Joan Silk, Highly Commmended - Debbie Emsley.

The 2018 Exhibition and Convention will be held in Timaru, from 4th April (workshop with Leonie Duff (Tasmania), Exhibition opening 6th April, Convention 7th & 8th April, further workshops with Leonie Duff 9th April onwards. More info to follow.


Congratulations to our esteemed member Tony Allain for being awarded 'Honourable Mention' in the IAPS exhibiton which opened 1st December 2016. This is Bembridge Quay, 18x26".

Lyn Deifenbach won the Founders Award with her beautiful piece Upon Reflection 19 x 27". Lyn has tutored at previous conventions.


The Pastel Society of Australia will be holding the inaugural Pastel Expo 2018. With workshops, demonstrations, exhibition and atrade show similar to IAPS convention format. More info to follow - or visit http://ozpastels.com.au/ and click on the 'contact' tab.