Aaron Schuerr Takes Top Pastel Prize


Judge Scott A. Shields, Associate Director at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento and Ted and Melza Barr Chief Curator, named Into the Valley by Aaron Schuerr Best Plein Air Pastel in the February 2023 PleinAir Salon competition.

“Into the Valley” (pastel, 11 x 14 in.) by Aaron Schuerr

Congratulations Aaron!

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