"FIRE TREE, WATER DAY" THANK YOU to juror Stan Sperlak for accepting this original pastel painting into the 2014 APS Juried National Exhibition, at the Bascom Center for the Visual Arts in Highlands, NC, from October 4, 2014 through January 4, 2015. Bunzl Gallery.
"The Bascom is honored to host the 2014 APS Juried National Exhibition. It is a biennial events organized by the Appalachian Pastel Society to provide competition opportunities for fine pastelists around the country. The society was formed in 2006 to promote an understanding and appreciation of pastel painting throughout the Appalachian Region. This exhibition brings some of the finest examples of contemporary pastel art to our region. Stan Sperlak is the 2014 juror. Sperlak was trained at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and continued his development with Patrick Arnold, Pennsylvania Academy, and Patricia Vanaman Witt, Barn Studio of Art. He is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America, the Maryland Pastel Society, the Pastel Society of Colorado, the Mid Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association and The Cape May County Art League. "
Nancy Freeman is a native of California who lives now in Washington, DC. A lifelong artist, she paints portraits and other commissions for a living, which keeps her traditional skills tuned and supports her decades-old obsession with computer art, and pastel painting.
She is currently using her 15th, 16th, 17th, and 18th computers, but remembers when Dick Tracy had to make do with a two-way wrist radio.