PAC Juried Show Acceptance

I have just received word that two of my three entries into the Pastel Artists Canada juried annual show have been accepted: Indrawn Breath (the painting I performed "tree-age" on, as documented in a former post to this journal, and seen framed --with a reflection of me--below) and Salt Spring Summer (also see below).  The show is August 12-September 3, 2009 (opening reception Aug 13 7-9 pm) at Neilson Park Creative Centre, 56 Neilson Drive, Etobicoke Ontario. I am thrilled that juror Bill Hosner, a very well-respected American pastelist, saw merit in my two works--now we shall see if they are deserving of any prizes when the awards judging is done! And because you see a framed pastel below, let me also comment that I am moving toward framing my pastels with no mats (just a spacer to keep the pastel off the glass itself)--it makes them look more like oil paintings, and seem to be more popular with buyers--comments welcome.