On November 9, I received the "Best in Show" award at the Greater Des Moines Exhibited 21 at the Heritage Gallery. Mark Marturelo, an illustrator for the Des Moines Register and juror for this show, commented: "Pamela has some exceptional pastel works on display. The "gift boxes" was a piece that I had to go back to over and over again. A great command of the medium and this particular piece had a very simple yet sophisticated design. The colors chosen worked well off of one another. This is just a great overall piece--it must be because I'm not a big fan of pastel. She has made me a believer."
This show represents many talented artists from the greater Des Moines area. It is worth a trip downtown to check it out. The Heritage Gallery is located at 111 Court Ave, Des Moines. Hours: 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Admission-FREE.