Renaissance in Pastel 2015


The Connecticut Pastel Society’s 2015 Renaissance in Pastel national juried exhibition is being held at the UConn Stamford Art Gallery, One University Place, Stamford, Connecticut. The exhibit is open to the public November 9 through December 12, 2015. Admission is free.

The annual Renaissance in Pastel exhibit attracts notable pastel artists from all over the country. More than $10,000 in prizes are  awarded for outstanding new work. Art work has been selected by a jury of artists of national prominence.

Awards jurors are Christina Debarry, Past President of the Pastel Society of America, and Deborah Quinn Munson, a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and a nationally recognized pastelist.

The show includes work by artist, Diane Sawyer, of Milton, Massachusetts. Diane’s painting “Lit” won the prestigious Judith Walo Memorial Award. 

Diane will be one of two award jurors for the Connecticut Pastel Society’s 2016 Renaissance in Pastel Exhibition.


Lit, 18×24, pastel on UArt





  1. · November 19, 2015

    Diane, this is super! Congratulations! Way to go!

    Peter Cain


  2. Marie-Laure Brown · November 25, 2015

    C’est si joli ce ciel immense. Quel talent tu as Dianne.


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