29th National Pastel Painting Exhibition

Click here to see the 60 amazing paintings (on Facebook) that are for sale and on view now at the museum! These will be on display in gallery 9 and the lobby only through Aug. 31, 2021. For inquiries, contact Michelle Lanteri, michelle@millicentrogers.org or 575.758.2462. We’re located at 1504 Millicent Rogers Road, El Prado, 87529 and open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm.

Check out the online version of the exhibition that includes artworks by 79 artists.


Click here to look at the catalogue!


Friday, July 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Public Reception & Awards Ceremony (6:15 p.m.)

The 29th National Pastel Painting Exhibition, a juried exhibition presented by the Pastel Society of New Mexico, features more than 50 artworks on view at the museum. During the event, meet some of the participating artists! The exhibition takes place in Gallery 9 and the lobby, and the artworks will be for sale. The award ceremony will be in the museum’s courtyard. All ages welcome. Free and open to the public.

Saturday, July 10, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Pastel Painting Demonstration by Vasili Katakis

During this event, Vasili Katakis, a New Mexico artist, will lead us through his painting process in a live demonstration format. Throughout his presentation, you’ll have the opportunity to ask him questions! All ages welcome. Free with museum admission.

Enjoy the brief history of pastels as presented by Nicholas Tesluk and presented to the MRM docents class. The unedited YouTube can be viewed here.