Early Summer Shows and Awards

Juried Shows

I am very pleased to have been included in 2 juried pastel society shows, and one online competition this past June and July.

Connecticut Pastel Society’s members show Purely Pastels opened June 17th, at Lyme Art Association’s Goodman Gallery, in Lyme CT. My piece, Crown Jewel, won the Bronze Award for Excellence. I am very honored to receive this award, one of the top awards in an extensive list!  I am also pleased to report that the piece sold on the second day of the exhibit!


Crown Jewel, 10×14


Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod’s annual show For Pastels Only on Cape Cod opened Saturday June 18th  at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, in South Yarmouth, MA.  This is the 5th consecutive year I have been included in this wonderful national show.

Dive In (Study), below, was included in the exhibit.


Dive In, 10×6 (study)

2016 UArt Online Competition

My piece Safe Harbor was juried into the 2016 UArt Online Competition. Almost 600 pieces were submitted to this show, and only 100 were accepted. It is a fabulous collection of work, by an amazing collection of artists.  I was honored to be included! You can see the exhibit at: http://uartpastelpaper.com/uart-2016-online-pastel-show-accepted-pieces/

[I was very very honored to win first place in this competition last year. Congratulations to this year’s winners.]

My piece Incoming tide, shown at the Milton Art Center’s show Celebrate Summer, received the People’s Choice Award. Thanks everyone for your votes!!!


Incoming Tide, 14×14


I am very excited to announce that as a gallery artist my pastels are on view at True Grit Gallery, a beautiful new gallery at 38 Center Street, Middleborough, MA. I am in great company, its definitely worth a trip.







  1. Peter Cain · June 13, 2016

    Diane, I love your work, and I thank you for letting me know what you’ve been up to, and where I’ll be able to view some of your new pastels! I’m still working with Jeanne, and hope to be doing so for a good while. I’m involved with 3 local art associations, have exhibited in all three. Loving it. See you soon, I hope!

    Peter Cain


  2. Jane Hayward · June 15, 2016

    Beautiful work Diane! Thank you for sharing the details about all the opportunities for viewing. Great time of year for a summer road trip… Best to you! – Jane

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    • Diane Sawyer · June 24, 2016

      Jane, great to hear from you! Please subscribe if you’d like to hear more! I hope you’re finding great outlets for your creative work. Best, Diane


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