January 21-March 23, 2024

The Butler is proud to present a selection of award winners from The Pastel Society of America’s most recent exhibition. The participants are some of the best pastel artists working in this country ✍✨

This exhibition opening on January 21st will be on view in Giffuni Gallery- In 2004, the Flora B. Giffuni Gallery of American Pastels was established at the Butler Institute, thanks to the generosity of Mrs. Giffuni. It is the only museum gallery in the U.S. devoted exclusively to works in the pastel medium, and its creation was a “lifelong dream come true” for her. The gallery offers exhibitions of accomplished pastel artists, group shows from the Pastel Society of America, as well as the display of works from the Butler’s prestigious collection.


  • Top left- Wende Caporale “Hassane Composed”
  • Bottom Left- Deana Goldsmith “American Kestrel”
  • Right- Katherine Irish “A Gentle Goodnight”