Pastel Art

About

 

About

Evelyn Delgado spent her childhood in State Parks in northern California. It was here in redwood forests, oak-studded Sierra foothills, and beach-side grasses that she learned the pace of nature as it progressed through the seasons. Each season has its own beauty, and she found, even as a child drawing with crayons, that she wanted to capture this beauty and rhythm.

After raising a family and spending years working in the technology sector in San Jose, Evelyn had time to get back to her childhood dreams of creating fine art. No crayons this time; it was natural to pick up pencils, charcoal, and then pastels. Through art lessons, workshops, and individual studies, she's gained skill and techniques to express her connection with the nature and the land.

The artist belongs to the following art organizations:

  • Signature Member, Sierra Pastel Society

  • Signature Member, Pastel Society of the West Coast

“Some of the most enjoyable times of my life have been in out-of-doors. It's not always the most spectacular landscapes that draw my attention, but the ordinary things like the edge of a marshy meadow, or invitation of a trail turning the corner or leading uphill. It is my perception of the meadow or trail at a particular moment that I want to express to the viewer. This ability to capture and pass on through my pastel art, using texture and color, is a challenge always before me.” - Evelyn

Awards

Award of Excellence, Sierra Pastel Society International Show, 2010

Best of Show, Sierra Pastel Society, Signature Member Show, 2009

Award of Merit, Pastel Society of the West Coast, Member Show, 2007

  

List of Shows

Sierra Pastel Society, International Exhibition, Placerville, 2010

Stockton Art League, Haggin Muesum 2010

Pastel Society of the West Coast, open international, Los Gatos 2010

Los Gatos Museum annual open juried show 2010

Naglee Park Artists Open Studios, San Jose 2010

Sierra Pastel Society, Signature Member Show, Placerville, 2009

Naglee Park Artists Open Studios, San Jose 2009

Group Shows, Ellington and Hillview Libraries, San Jose 2009

Sierra Pastel Society, International Exhibition, Placerville, 2008

Pastel Society of the West Coast, member show, Modesto, 2007 (Award of Merit)

KALEID Gallery, San Jose, 2007

MACLA Gallery, San Jose, group show, 2007

WORKS/San Jose, Member Exhibition, 2007

Visions of Guadalupe, 2nd Annual Collective Art Exhibit, Santa Cruz, 2006

Monsieur Beans of Willow Glen, solo exhibit, San Jose, 2006

Sierra Pastel Society, 6th International Exhibition, Placerville, 2006

Los Gatos Museum annual open juried show 2006

Pastel Society of the West Coast, International Open Exhibition, San Luis Obispo, 2005

Comerica Bank, Group Show, San Jose, 2005

Gallery Blu, Valentine Gala, San Jose, 2005

Peninsula Open Studios, 2004

Two Painter Exhibit, Mayor's reception room, San Jose, 2004

Sierra Pastel Society, Fall Member Show, Auburn, 2004

South Bay Art Momentum, 2004

Pastel Society of the West Coast,International Open Exhibition, 2004

Silicon Valley Open Studios, 2004

Pastel and Watercolor show, Mirror Pond Gallery, Bend, Oregon

Peninsula Open Studios, 2003

Sierra Pastel Society, International Exhibit, 2003, Placerville

Northwest Pastel Society,17th International Exhibit 2003, Seattle, 2003

Hummingbirds and Their World, UC Santa Cruz, 2003

Pastel Society of the West Coast, Member Show, 2002

5th Annual Images of Filoli Fine Art Exhibit, 2002

Coyote Valley Painters' group show, 2002

Santa Cruz Art League national open juried show, "The American Landscape", 2002

Silicon Valley Open Studios, 2002

"Pastels in Light", 10th Bi-Annual Associate Membership Show, 2001; Pastel Society of the West Coast

Triton Museum Biennial Statewide Competition and Exhibition: Pastels, 1999

Pastel Alliance group show, 1998

Los Gatos Museum annual open juried show 1998

 

Collectors

T. Dixon, Salinas

S.S. Fulford, San Jose

N. Miller, San Jose

S. Rice, San Jose

P.N. Smith, Salinas