Iowa Pastel Society honors artist
Kathleen Almelien of Washington was named a signature member by her peers at an Iowa Pastel Society meeting in May. She placed second in the state. Her winning works were on display at the Lowe Gallery in Marion. She participated in the Burlington Snake Alley Art Fair on Sunday, June 16.
Almelien participates in the Southeast Iowa Artist Studio Tour. The fifth annual tour will be held Oct. 19-20. Studios in five counties will be on the tour. Iowa Public Television filmed the 2012 tour and it will be featured on "Simple Pleasures," which will be on air Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29.