fbpx Pastel Society of Colorado 2021 Member Show | The Art Center of Western Colorado

2021 Member Show: Staying Connected
August 6-27

Staying Connected is the theme for the PSC 2021 Member Show. When we paint, we form a connection with our subject, whether it is a landscape, cityscape, group of favorite objects in a still life, model for a portrait, figure study, or colors, forms, and textures in an abstract. We then hope to share this connection with our viewers: family, friends, acquaintances, and people we've not yet met.

Colorado artist Mike Ray will be the judge for the PSC 2021 Member Show. Ray is a Master Signature Member of the Pastel Society of Colorado and an Associate Member of the Pastel Society of America. According to Ray, "a painter's journey is never over." He says he can no longer remember a beginning and sees no end to his journey. It is a journey of seeing and then painting how he feels about what he sees.

Ray is a product of the West. Generations of ranchers, farmers, miners, and loggers have shaped his passion for the western outdoors. He paints because it takes him to those places he loves. His quest is to share his love of painting contemporary Western America one painting at a time. Ray is a local and national award-winning artist with a degree in Fine Arts from Regis University. He is also a member of the Plein-Air Artists of Colorado (PAAC) and the American Impressionist Society of America.