Pastel painting is extremely popular in western art world. Frequent international competitions expand the recognition and appreciation of pastel paintings.
Pastels are made from pure pigments, retain their freshness and vibrant color, handle easily, and withstand the rest time without fading. Pastels are becoming an important and favor painting medium for many modern artists. Pastel paintings are equivalent in artistic values in every aspect to oil and water color paintings.
National Taiwan Arts Education Center, Pastel Society of America and North America Pastel Artists Association are co-sponsoring this "International Pastel Artists Invitation Exhibition". With the support of the Art Du Pastel En France, we invite forty-seven outstanding pastel artists from America, France, and other European countries to participate in this Exhibition. The subjects which include still life, floral, portraits, figures, and landscapes, not only differ in style and reflect the individuality and talent of each artist but also show the beauty and capability of pastels.
This is the first pastel exhibition in National Taiwan Arts Education Center. We sincerely hope this Exhibition will impress the viewers with the richness of pastels and will inspire more artists to appreciate this exciting painting medium.