a special announcement from the Pencil Art Society
Congratulations to Allison Fagan, Richard Klekociuk, Julie Podstolski, Dale Redfern and Diane Wright! We have wonderful news for you! The judges have selected you to receive Master Pencil Artist Status (MPAS).
What exactly is MPAS? MPAS is an acknowledgment of achievement. We created MPAS out of a desire to honour those pencil artists who have attained a certain level of skill, respect, professionalism, and mastery. Reaching this level is not easy for any artist, but pencil artists must also struggle against the lack of respect for their chosen medium, both from the art world and the general public. It is an uphill battle, but the more visible pencil artists are, and the finer their work, the more we all benefit.
Such a level as these artists have reached represents a great deal of talent, dedication, and perseverance. You are an inspiration! Let’s all continue to work and grow, and show the world that pencil is a TRULY fine art, fantastic medium!
ALLISON FAGAN RICHARD KLEKOCIUK JULIE PODSTOLSKI DALE REDFERN DIANE WRIGHT