During the month of July, SMAL artists are pleased to exhibit pastel paintings at the Talbot County Free Library St. Michaels branch.

Registration Deadline: June 23
Drop off is on June 30, 2023 from noon—2PM
Pick up is on July 31 from 9-11 am

Click here for registration application (PDF)

What are pastels:
Pastels are pure powdered pigment (color), mixed with a binder and compressed into various forms (sticks, pans, other shapes). Paints are pigments mixed with binders such as oil (to make oil paint), water (to make watercolor paint) or a binder and a solvent (acrylic paints).

Why do we love pastels?
The painting process is quick!
The painting process is dry (some of us do an underpainting which must dry before we apply pastels)!
Pastel colors are bright and vivid! They are not subdued tints and they are not all mixed with white—some are very dark as you will see in our paintings.

Some paintings are for sale; please contact the artists directly for details.