The PGE Board wishes you all a very happy Easter!


Our guest judge Nancie King Mertz has choosen the winner; it is Michele Ashby with 'Parisian Perspective´. This is a beautiful painting and a worthy winner; congratulations! Michele wins a set of Premium Sanded Pastel Paper from our sponsor UART.

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In second place is Katerina Pyatakova with 'Pivdenniy Bridge Kiev`. In third place is Polina Balashova with 'On the way home`.

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An award-winning artist, Nancie has spent her lifetime painting in oil & pastel.  She was awarded the IAPS Master Circle Medallion  in 2015 and is also a Master Signature member of the Pastel Society of America and the Chicago Pastel Painters. She teaches across the US and internationally and is on the faculty for the Plein Air Convention and the IAPS Convention.

Mertz has traveled to nearly 20 countries and around the US for inspiration, however, Chicago remains her favorite city to explore and paint, where she was twice named “Artist of the Year”.  Collectors marvel at the beauty she finds in the urban setting and have said she "softens the edges of the city".


Dear PGE members, you should by now have received an email with the new meeting ID. Our host will be EzTalks. All necessary information is also available in the forum.

Best regards

Dorothea Schulz

PGE chair