PSA Benefit Raffle



Five renowned artists have donated outstanding paintings to be raffled at the Pastel Society of America’s 47th Annual Exhibition: Enduring Brilliance! If you’ve ever dreamed of owning an original framed pastel by one of your favorite artists, your wish just might become a reality!

Contributing Artists
The artists who have donated paintings for this year’s raffle are:

Judith Leeds PSA
Isabelle V. Lim PSA-MP
Peggy J. Rose PSA-MP
Halla Shafey PSA
Duane Wakeham PSA-MP, HFH

Ticket Costs
Book of six tickets $25
2 Books $40

To View the Paintings
The paintings will be on view during the Annual Exhibition in the Grand Gallery at the National Arts Club. After the exhibition opens to the public, they will remain on view during regular gallery hours until the winning raffle tickets are pulled at the Annual Dinner, Sunday, September 22. Remember, you do not have to be present to win!

Exhibition dates
September 3 to September 28, 2019
Regular NAC gallery hours are:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 10am-12pm, 2-5pm
Tuesday, 3-5pm; Saturday and Sunday, 10am-5pm
Note that the Gallery is sometimes closed for a National Arts Club function, so please call to verify: (212) 475-3424

Judith Leeds PSA
Judith Leeds is an award-winning graphic artist who created more than 3,000 book jackets during her career as art director in the publishing field. She now enjoys painting still life, portraits, and landscapes in pastel. Her paintings reflect her unique and colorful view of daily life, sometimes with humor and sometimes with pathos.

Judith is a Signature member of the Pastel Society of America and an IAPS’s Master Circle member. Her paintings have been in both national and international exhibitions. She is an elected member of the Salmagundi Club of New York and served six years as program chairperson on the board of the Pastel Society of New Jersey. Judith graduated cum laude from Boston University’s School of Fine Arts, conducts demonstrations and workshops throughout the US, and is represented by the Lupine Gallery, Monhegan Island, Maine.   

Isabelle V. Lim PSA-MP
Pastel artist Isabelle V. Lim paints her subjects in series. She believes in exploring a subject in depth, and is intrigued by the mystery in reflected, “upside-down” landscapes.

A resident of Hong Kong, Isabelle exhibits regularly at selected juried exhibitions around the world. She is a Master Pastelist of the Pastel Society of America, a Master Circle member of the International Association of Pastel Societies, a Maître Pastelliste of the Société des Pastellistes de France, a Signature member of the Degas Pastel Society, and an Honorable Member of the Pastel Society of Taipei.

In 2015, Isabelle was honored by the Pastel Society of America with its Friend of Pastel designation.

Peggy J. Rose PSA-MP
Peggy J. Rose is a Master Pastelist of the Pastel Society of America and serves on its Board of Governors. She is a Signature member of the Pastel Society of the West Coast and an Elected Artist of Allied Artists of America and of Audubon Artists of America.

Major awards include the Dianne Bernhard Gold Medal Award in Pastel and the Gold Medal of Honor Award from Allied Artists of America, as well as the Gold Medal of Honor from the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club. Peggy’s work has also received awards from the Pastel Society of America, the Pastel Society of the West Coast, American Artists Professional League, Audubon Artists of America, and the Ellerslie Open at the City of Trenton Museum.

Her work has been exhibited at the Butler Institute of American Art and the Canton Museum of Art. She has been listed in multiple editions of Who’s Who in America (Who’s Who in American Art, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who of American Women, and Who’s Who in American Education).

Halla Shafey PSA
Egyptian pastel artist Halla Shafey spent 25 years as a development economist with the United Nations before pursuing her art passion and career. She has exhibited her paintings nationally and internationally since 2012.

Halla’s expressionist abstract work, recognizable by her bold experimentation with the pastel medium, is rooted in her country’s rich cultural and historic heritage. She seeks to create soulful, thought-provoking works based on her memories and meditations, likening her recent works to passages of Sufi poetry.

Halla holds BA and MA degrees in economics from the American University in Cairo. She is a Signature member of the Pastel Society of America and in 2016 was recognized by Pastel Journal as one of the top 10 pastel artists to watch worldwide. Her works have been acquired by the Egyptian Ministry of Culture, The Museum of Modern Art, and by private and corporate collectors in numerous countries.


Duane Wakeham PSA-MP, HFH
For more than 50 years, the clusters of oak trees and stands of eucalyptus on the hills of Northern California and along the tidelands of the state’s central coast have inspired Duane Wakeham’s paintings.

Upon completion of his four-year enlistment in the Navy, Duane earned degrees in painting from both Michigan State University and Stanford. He taught drawing and painting at Stanford for three years, after which he taught art history and oil painting at College of San Mateo (California) for 21 years. During the early ‘60s he traveled, studied, and painted in Europe for two years, living in Florence the second year.

In 1995, Duane was named Master Pastelist by the Pastel Society of America and Distinguished Pastelist by the Pastel Society of the West Coast (PSWC). He was elected to PSA’s Hall of Fame in 2000 and in 2009 was named Pastel Laureate by PSWC. He has served on the PSA Board of Governors since 2008.