20th Annual Mile High International Pastel Exhibition

Dates at a Glance

Entries Open 
January 5, 2024 

Entry Deadline 
March 22, 2024 

Acceptance Notification 
April 12, 2024 

Artwork Shipped 
May 1–8, 2024 

Hand-delivered Artwork 
Thursday May 9, Friday May 10 and Saturday May 11, 2024, 11:00 am – 1:00pm

Natasha Isenhour Workshop 
Tuesday, May 21 – Thursday, May 23, 2024, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Exhibition Open and Awards 
May 24, 2024, Reception 5:00 – 8:00 pm,Awards Ceremony 6:30 pm

Exhibition Closes 
August 4, 2024 

Pick up Work 
Monday, August 5, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Shipped Work 
Will ship no later than Friday, August 9


Foothills Art Center – Astor House
822 12th Street 
Golden, Colorado 80401 

Mission “Creating Community through Art” 

Natasha Isenhour Workshop

“Connecting Eyes, Heart, Hands: Amplifying YOUR Voice”
A 3-day Studio Workshop
Tuesday, May 21 – Thursday, May 23, 2024, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
For information, see pastelsocietyofcolorado.org/workshops

Juror of Selection and Awards

Natasha Isenhour, natashaisenhour.com 

Contemporary American Realist Natasha Isenhour expresses her emotional response to unpopulated spaces with an edgy lonesome starkness that defines the very essence of her work in oil and pastel. Isenhour exhibits throughout the southwest and teaches sold out workshops to students from coast to coast and internationally each year, both in plein air and in studio.

Highlights of 2022 include an Award of Excellence in the OPA Regional Exhibition in Dallas, TX and a 5-week solo museum exhibition at the Taos Art Museum and Fechin Studio in Taos, NM. In Spring of 2023, Terry Ludwig Pastels LLC released “Natasha Isenhour Essential Alchemy” set of 60 pastels. Also, in ’23 she worked a second year as faculty for PACE, Plein Air Convention and Expo in Denver, CO, and was the Featured Pastelist for the Mendocino Open Plein Air event in CA. Participating in her 3rd year at the 17th Annual Borrego Springs Plein Air Invitational in 2023, she walked away with an Honorable Mention, an Award of Excellence in Pastel and was the Quick Draw winner.