April 22, 2023 – June 18, 2023
The Millicent Rogers Museum is hosting the Pastel Society of New Mexico’s Enchanted Colors, the society’s prestigious and juried exhibition open to national and international artists. Now in its 31st year, Enchanted Colors features more than 70 paintings at the Millicent Rogers Museum with the full exhibition and sale of artworks available for viewing in an online platform. The exhibition offers local-to-global perspectives of pastels, as pure pigment giving form to the fleeting views of life, seen both near and far, and even in virtual and overlapping contexts.
Highlighted works include Sarah Blumenschein’s Lemons with Glass Bottles, which conveys the power of pastel to evoke reflections and the weight of water. Katherine Irish’s As This Day Fades records a deep sunset of pinks and purples–the kind one hopes for and so often experiences throughout New Mexico. Gary Ozias’ Cliffs of Santa Elena communicates the depth from mesa to valley and the birds that soar playfully in the steep juxtaposition from land to sky. These views and the entire exhibition connect sights seen both locally and globally.
In association with the exhibition, Mike Mahon, one of the society’s Signature Members, is offering a 3-day pastel workshop, “Painting with Control and Spontaneity,” at the museum from May 31 through June 2. Registration and tickets must be purchased online.
For more information and see all Millicent Rogers Museum exhibits.