Artist Candace Vlcek

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Crayons and paper were always my favorite toys as a child and through the years art supplies were always on hand.  I began to pursue art as a career in 1992 afer being "introduced" to pastels in a drawing class.  The beauty of those sticks of pure color grabbed hold of me and I've been hooked ever since.Working on a variety of surfaces, my aim is to capture the essence of the scene through colors both seen and felt.  My paintings are in the style of the Impressionists, but my initial thought is always, "how can I use color to best express my feeling about this subject?"  Books and workshops, and the company of artists working in many mediums, continue to inspire me.  Professional Affiliations:Pastel Society of America, Signature MemberPastel Society of the West Coast, Signature MemberNorthwest Pastel Society, Signature MemberDegas Pastel SocietyPastel Painters of Maine, Signature MemberSaco Bay Artists AssociationSelected Awards & Juried Competitions:
2016:      Recognition Award, Art League of Daytona Beach Spring Show
                 Distinction Award, Art League of Daytona Beach, Fall Show
2013:      First Place, Saco Bay Artists
2012:      Second Place, Saco Bay Artists 
2011: Honorable Mention, Pastel Society of New Jersey
2010:     Pastels Only, 38th Annual, Pastel Society of America               Impressions of New England, Bennington Art Center2009:    Pastels Only, 37th Annual, Pastel Society of America               Impressions of New England, Bennington Art Center2008:    Pastels Only, 36th Annual, Pastel Society of America               UART Award, 9th Int'l Juried Show, PPOM 2007:    12th Annual For Pastels Only on Cape Cod              Best in Show, SACO Bay Artists Labor Day Show              Best in Show, 100 Market Street Group Exhibit  [...]

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