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Featured Artist: Sandra Burshell

Today’s Featured artist is Sandra Burshell. She is preparing to teach a workshop In New Mexico. For workshop details please visit And to see more of her work or to contact the artist directly please visit

Portrait/Figurative Mentorship Forum: Two Models, Two Presenters

Sandra Burshell and Corey Pitkin

 2 Day Workshop, Tues/Wed, June 11-12, 9-4:00 


Albuquerque, NM

Sandra Burshell is an Eminent Pastellist in the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) (to be awarded at the IAPS 2024 Convention) and a Master Pastellist in the Pastel Society of America (PSA). Her award-winning moody, atmospheric, and figurative pastel interiors have been exhibited internationally. 

Her pastels have been featured in many leading art magazines, as Pratique Des Arts’ Special Pastel Issue, 2019 “La Figure Dans Tous Ses Etats”, Pastel Journal Magazine May/June 2010 “The Romantic Space”, Pastel Artist International “Ambience You Can Cut with a Knife”, Artist’s Magazine “Creating Movement with Light”, and American Artist Magazine “Picturing What People Leave Behind”.

Sandra had been the IAPS Vice-President from its inception in 1994 through 2006, and a Degas Pastel Society Signature Officer. She has been represented by Carol Robinson Gallery, New Orleans, LA, for over 25 years. She was one of thirteen female U.S. pastels artists at the “Pastels of the World, Orangery of the Castle of Louviere, in Bourbonnais, France, June 2022. Sandra is the founder of the New Orleans Drawing Group (2005), a weekly figure drawing session, now in a Zoom format due to Covid. Sandra gives pastel workshops nationally – Portrait/Figure Mentorship Workshop with Corey Pitkin, June 11-12, International Association of Pastel Societies.

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