Austin, TX, January 28, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- A new painting by Valerie Walden will be included in the 2010 Annual Austin Pastel Society Member Exhibition. The striking work titled “I Hear the Whistle Blowing” features a dramatic, mountain-side train in Skagway, AK and measures 12 inches by 36 inches. Fittingly, it is from her new Alaska Series that also features glaciers, and ocean scenes.
The exhibition runs March 8 through May 1, 2010 at the Corridor of Art in downtown Austin. The show encompasses landscapes, portraiture, figurative, still life, floral and animal paintings in a range of pastel techniques. It is open to the public, free of charge during regular business hours. A special Artists’ Reception is scheduled for March 21, from 3:00-5:00 pm.
This year, the show was juried by noted still life pastelist Claudia Seymour. Ms. Seymour holds a Master Circle Medal in the International Association of Pastel Societies, a Signature Membership in the Pastel Society of America, and serves as President of the Salmagundi Club in New York. Her work is widely collected throughout North America and overseas.
Ms. Walden commented, “I’m pleased to be part of the annual show again this year. And, I’m glad to have my work recognized by such a distinguished juror and accomplished artist as Claudia Seymour.” Ms. Walden will be attending Sunday’s reception to discuss “I hear the Whistle Blowing” which may be found on her website and on the Austin Pastel Society’s site.
About Valerie Walden Valerie
Walden developed her talent with inspiration and guidance from artists and instructors at the Austin Museum of Art, University of Texas, Leslie DeMille of the Scottsdale Artists School, and renowned plein air artists Scott Christensen of Idaho and Bob Rohm of Texas. She works primarily in pastels and oils. Her work draws heavily upon her interpretations and impressions of nature. She is a member of the Austin Visual Arts Association, Austin Pastel Society, Southwest Pastel Society and Plein Air Austin. And, she is a resident artist at the cooperative Austin Art Space, www.austinartspace.com. More information at www.waldenart.com.
About the Austin Pastel Society
The Austin Pastel Society is a Non-Profit Organization founded in 1998 by a group of Austin artists who were active in the soft pastel medium. APS’s mission is to provide members with opportunities to exhibit their work at locations throughout the area and to educate the public, gallery owners and collectors about the merits and care of pastel paintings. The Austin Pastel Society is a member of IAPS, the International Association of Pastel Societies. More information is available at www.austinpastelsociety.org.
About Corridor of Art
The Corridor of Art is located on the lower level of the Chase Bank Building, 700 Lavaca, at the corner of 7th Street and Lavaca. It is open Monday through Friday during regular business hours. Parking is available on the street or in the garage. For the Artists’ Reception free parking will be available in the parking garage on 8th & Guadalupe.