ORIGINAL PAINTINGS IN PASTEL AND OIL

Julie Friedman PSA

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BACKGROUND

As a native of New Jersey, I have been painting my entire life.  I earned a BFA from Mason Gross School of Art and was a designer in New York for many years.  I worked exclusively in oils until I studied with Wolf Kahn and was drawn to the immediacy of pastels, as well as their color and vibrancy.  I now explore going back and forth between the two mediums, letting each one influence the other.


PROCESS

I try to paint very quickly and very often. The faster I work, the less I think, and the more I react instinctively. I believe that this process allows honest impressions and emotions to be recorded without being censored.

I strive to keep my work loose and fresh and paint every day so that each painting becomes less important. This allows me to relax and take risks. For me, that is when exciting things happen.


RECENT AWARDS

2013 Connecticut Pastel Society Founders Award

2013 Pastel Society of America - painting chosen to be featured in the Butler Museum in Youngstown, Ohio

2012 Outstanding Professional in the Arts for Morris County

2012 Rochester Art Supply Award - The Renaissance in Pastel National Show - Connecticut Pastel Society

2009 Renaissance in Pastel National Show - Maryland Pastel Society Award

2008 Renaissance in Pastel National Show - Best in Show Award

2008 Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club National Juried Show - Pastel Society of America Award

2007 Renaissance in Pastel Show - A.I. Friedman Award

2007 Connecticut Pastel Society Show - Merchandise Award

2006 Pastel Society of New Jersey Juried Exhibition - Honorable Mention

2004 Pastel 100 Competition - The Pastel Journal - Honorable Mention

2003 Community Art Association National Exhibition - Award of Merit

2003 Millburn Short Hills Art Association - Juried Exhibiton - Award of Merit

2002 Community Art Association Juried Exhibiton - Award of Merit

2002 Somerset Art Association Juried Exhibition - Honorable Mention

2002 Millburn-Short Hills Art Association Juried Exhibition - Award of Merit

GALLERY AFFILIATIONS:

Solaris Gallery, Califon NJ

William Ris Gallery, Stone Harbor, NJ

Artspace Studio & Gallery, Morristown NJ


ART AFFILIATIONS:

• Pastel Society of America - Signature Member

• Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club - Executive Board

• Connecticut Pastel Society - Signature Member

• Pastel Society of New Jersey

• Somerset Art Association - Faculty Member

• American Artists Professional League