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World Ballet Stars

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Cause of Christ Men's Revival

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Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries New Exhibitions - October 24 - December 2, 2010 Pastel Society of North Florida 11th Biennial National Exhibition

Mattie Kelly Arts Center


Little Drum by Diana DeSentis
Little Drum by Diana DeSentis

10/6/2010 -

The Pastel Society of North Florida presents its eleventh Biennial National Exhibition in the McIlroy and Holzhauer Galleries at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville. This competitive exhibition, held every two years, attracts top artistic talent from across the United States and features more than fifty artists from sixteen states who work in soft pastels. Many of the artists works will be available to the public for purchase.

This year's juror and judge of awards is Margaret Dyer, PSA, a nationally-known pastel artist and workshop leader who has been featured in Pastelagram, Pure Color: The Best of Pastels, and issues of the Pastel Journal. Dyer specializes in depicting the human figure and often works with live models.

A preview reception honoring the artists will be held in the galleries Sunday, October 24 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. A ceremony presenting an award for Best in Show and other prizes will be held at 3:00 pm. Both the reception and awards ceremony are free and open the public. Gallery hours for the exhibits are Monday to Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 pm and 90 minutes prior to most performances in the main stage theater of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. The Mattie Kelly Arts Center Gallery exhibits and reception are free and open to the public. The center is located at 100 College Boulevard on the eastern edge of the college's Niceville campus. For information, contact the gallery office at (850) 729-6044.