Saturday, May 8, 2010

Sarah Blumenschein

Name: Sarah Blumenschein, PSA
Bio: Art is a second career for Sarah as she started out her working life as a Systems Engineer at Intel. Sarah chose pastels as she loved the vibrant colors, and they looked to be a medium that would allow for the frequent interruptions that come with being a mother of four young children. (I can endorse the interruptible nature of the medum).
Sarah has studied with Richard McKinley, Sally Strand, and Desmond O’Hagan. Since entering her first exhibition in 2003, she has received numerous awards at the local, national, and international levels. She earned “Distinguished Pastellist” status in the Pastel Society of the West Coast in 2008 and the same status in the Pastel Society of New Mexico in 2010. Previous to that she had already earned Signature status in the Pastel Society of America, the Pastel Society of the West Coast, and the Pastel Society of New Mexico.
Sarah has featured prominently in the Pastel Journal’s annual Pastel 100 awards, securing 5th place in 2007, 4th place and an honorable mention in 2008; 2nd place in 2009 and an honorable mention; and the Pastel Journal Grand Prize in 2010. That’s progress! There is also a feature article on Sarah in The Pastel Journal, Issue No. 45, August 2006.
Sarah has lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico with her husband since 1990. They have four children.
Medium: Pastel.
Subjects: Still Life.
Style: Representational.
Navigation: Main menu remains available at side. This is a nice, uncomplicated website.
Gallery: One page of about 20 large, colourful thumbnails.Information is attached.
Image View: Thumbnails open enlarged in pop-up window, with a copyright notice in the centre. You may download either image. Copper Kettle (22 x 28 ins) is 600x472, 239 KB if you don't mind the copyright notice; the corresponding thumbnail is 428x338, 136 KB, sans notice.
Demo: No.
Facebook: Yes. There are a lot more recent images of Sarah's paintings on her Facebook page, (without the Copyright symbol).

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