Austin, TX, November 08, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Two very different paintings by Valerie Walden will be included in the Fall 2010 Annual Austin Pastel Society Member Exhibition. One is a striking work titled “Fading Away” that features a dramatic glacier and mountain scene west of Anchorage, AK. The other, “Eye Spy” is of riotous black and yellow bird with a gaze that seems to follow the viewer. Both works measure 12 inches by 16 inches.
The exhibition runs November 2-29, 2010 at the North Hills Gallery in 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, Monday –Friday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sundays, 8:30 am to 1:00 pm. A special Artists’ Reception is scheduled for Sunday, November 7, from 12:15-1:30 pm.
This year, the show was juried by well-know Austin artist Eve Larson who has served on the faculty of the Austin Museum of Art for the past ten years. She has studied with many distinguished artists, including David Leffel, Milt Kobayashi, Gregg Kreutz, and Kelly Fearing. And, her work resides in numerous private collections.
Ms. Walden commented, “I’m pleased to be part of this annual show again this year. The Austin Pastel Society is a diverse group. So, the exhibition is always stimulating and rewarding.” Ms. Walden paintings may also be found on her website.
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 North Hills Gallery
North Hills Gallery is located in the Northwest Hills United Methodist Church at 7050 Village Center Drive, Austin, TX. 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 and on Sunday. Ample free parking is available. More information at www.nwhillsumc.org.