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Submission are now OPEN on Show Submit!

Deadline: February 28

We look forward to seeing your work that transforms pastel

through combination with other mediums of your choice!

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Mena Levit

Wayland, MA artist Mena Levit writes:


“A classical Opera singer & Voice teacher by trade, I have always been interested in art, but never formally trained in it. A few years ago I had the opportunity to attend a pastel demonstration by Robin Frisella. I immediately fell in love with the style and vibrant nature of the medium, and began watching online beginner videos and attending various classes/workshops taught by accomplished pastel artists—Cindy Crimmin, Maryann Mullet, Robin Frisella. This amplified my painting skills significantly, and allowed me to move to a completely different level. My favorite subjects are flowers, animals, still life, and portraits. As a performer with a significant musical theater background I often find myself attracted to the stories behind the character, and try to bring it into my paintings by capturing a very specific moment. Being able to achieve this with merely pastels, pastel pencils, and my fingers just seems absolutely magical to me, and the results of this creative process never cease to amaze me.

I am affiliated with numerous art organizations such as Pastel Society of America, Pastel Society of New Hampshire, Pastel Society of Cape Cod, Needham Art Association, Wellesley Society of Artists, Cape Cod Art Center, Newburyport Art Association. My work is represented by South Shore Art Center, Newburyport Art Association, Cape Cod Art Center. My first Solo show is scheduled for July, 2023 at Wellesley Library.”



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