Selected artists will be invited to exhibit in the most beautiful international exhibitions dedicated to the Art of Pastel. Hosted by the Societe des Pastellistes de France; the oldest Pastel Society in the world, created in 1885 thanks to the talents of artists like Degas, Puvis de Chavannes, Besnard, Levy, Helleu Gerveix, Mary Cassatt, Chenet, and many other talented artists when the French Revolution banned the art of pastel, then regarded as the art of the nobility.
Entries will be judged and finalists chosen by Jean-Pierre Merat, President of the Societé des Pastellistes de France and by Diana Moya, Ambassador in America of the Societé des Pastellistes de France, to participate in the International Festival du Pastel in la Ville de Feytiat near Limoges, July 2 to August 21, 2011, Les Estivales Internationales du Pastel at the Abbaye de Saint Florent-le-Vieil, Pays de la Loir, July 9 to August 28, 2011, and the Salon International du Pastel in the Abbaye de Tournus, Bourgogne, September 10 to October 9, 2011. American artists will also be considered for demonstrations and/or workshops during these international events.
For inquiries, please contact Diana Moya at firstname.lastname@example.org.