2023 small works show
2023 Small Works Show
Little Gems, Jewelry for your Walls
November 8, 2023 – January 7, 2024
Tony Ortega, Juror and Awards Judge
The Collective – Community Arts Center, 201 N Public Rd, Lafayette, CO 80026
Little Gems was juried and judged by the talented Tony Ortega who introduced himself at the awards ceremony by saying “I’m a pastelist.” Each of the artists who entered the show can say the same.
The venue, an established fine art gallery sponsored by Lafayette Colorado, provided a smart, elegant backdrop to the show. The staff, including Madelaine Vargas, shared their knowledge and expertise hanging and advertising our show, as well as providing a bibliography for anyone who wants to know more about pastel painting and art kits for children.
Our winners had each entered stunning paintings that exemplified the best of our Pastelists.
Best of Show
Mike Ray, House on C Road
Pam Iannazza, Misty Morning
Gretchen Acharya, Irish Forest
Norbert Nagel, Evening Sunset
Lydia Pottoff, LaPorte Sunset
Teri Hoyer, A Purple Kind of Day