"Spring Floods" by Helen Turner was the Grand Prize winner of the Pastel Artists of Hawaii's annual juried exhibition. The show is on display at Pauahi Tower's Mezzanine Gallery at Bishop Square through Friday.
FIVE years ago, Helen C. Iaea formed the Pastel Artists of Hawaii, an alliance dedicated to promoting pastels as a serious art medium. As part of this endeavor, the group for the past three years has held a juried exhibit to showcase the talents of pastel artists.
This year's juror was Richard McKinley, a nationally renowned plein air artist, who has won more than 200 awards and honors. Besides painting professionally, McKinley is also a painting teacher.
The Pastel Artists of Hawaii's 3rd Annual Exhibition runs through Nov. 24 at Bishop Square's Pauahi Tower, in the Mezzanine Gallery. Building hours are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Call 545-7500 for more information.
"Mrs.Ventura's Garden," is by Helen C. laea, founder of the Pastel Artists of Hawaii.
"Au Ping's Hobby," by Nancy Lea Jackson, won an Honorable Mention Award.
Ela Zapf's abstract work "Wisdom" won a Juror's Merit Award.
"Moment," by Clem Crow.