Old Town Commercial Association
Pastel Painting Demonstration with Tom Tomasek
Tom is an award-winning pastel artist whose paintings have focused primarily on landscape. Tom's work has been extensively exhibited throughout Michigan with awards received at the Muskegon Museum of Art, Ann Arbor Art Center, Midland Center for the Arts, Saginaw Art Museum and Lansing Art Gallery. Three of his paintings were selected to be exhibited at the Michigan Governor's Residence, Lansing.
Tom was honored to be one of four Michigan artists chosen to represent Michigan in Japan as part of “Art from the Lakes,” an artist exchange program with Michigan's Sister State, Shiga Prefecture.
And after being an Artist in Residence at the Golden Apple Art Residency in Maine, Tom returned to share his knowledge of pastel in a workshop at the Golden Apple. Other workshops in pastel technique have been conducted at Interlochen Center for the Arts, Holland Area Arts Council and Saginaw Art Museum.
Tom’s work has been published in the book “Art of the Sleeping Bear Dunes” and in the Pastel Journal Magazine.
Tom will be painting on site at our office on 1232 Turner Street, starting at 5:00 pm and going until 8:00 pm