Pastels USA 2020


  • Presented By: Art Center Morro Bay
  • Dates: June 25, 2020 - August 2, 2020
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Art Center Morro Bay
  • Address: 835 Main St. Morro Bay, CA 93442
  • Phone: (805) 772-2504
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: Free

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to host Pastel Society of the West Coast and their 34th Annual, International Exhibition of Pastels USA.

This juried event is a collective of exceptional pastel artworks, featuring some of the finest contemporary artists in the world. Many of the artists are internationally acclaimed. Former entries have come from all over North America and as far away as Africa, Turkey, Asia and Europe!

Jurors of Selection for this prestigious event are Mary Aslin, Brian Bailey, and Julie Freeman

Judge of Awards:

W. Truman Hosner will serve as judge of awards during this event.

Born in Detroit, 1950, W. Truman Hosner earned a Bachelor of Fine Art degree at Wayne State University and went on to study illustration at The Center for Creative Studies, College of Art and Design in Detroit. During his 17 years as a professional illustrator, his assignments included, among others, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Field and Stream magazine, CBS-Fox Video, and Reader’s Digest. At the peak of a very successful career in commercial art, Hosner re-focused himself and studied under two master painters at the Scottsdale Artists School in Arizona, Harley Brown and Dan Gerhartz. Plein-air fine art painting captured his passion. Over the past two decades he received personal mentoring from Max Altekruse, himself a student of the renowned Frank Reilly of the Art Students League in New York City.

Mr. Hosner earned the distinction of Master Pastelist Pastel Society of America, Master Pastelist International Association of Pastel Societies, Maitre Pastelliste Societe de Pastel de L’est du Canada and Distinguished Member, Pastel Society of the West Coast.

Paintings by W. Truman Hosner have been featured in national and international museum collections and exhibitions throughout the USA, Canada, France and Asia.

“During a painting session, everything is always changing, the light is constantly modulating and then my painting slowly evolves, becomes dynamic, it pulsates energy and exuberance”

Whether you are attending this extraordinary exhibit to observe or to purchase, you are in for a delight! “Pastels USA” will be on display from June 25 through August 2, 2020.  The opening artist reception will be held Sunday, June 28, 2-4pn and the closing reception will feature the award ceremony on the last day of this event, Sunday, August 2, 2-4pm. These events are free and open to the public.

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