Tara Will graduated from Mount Saint Mary’s University with a BA in Art and Philosophy. Tara specializes in working with pastels but she also enjoys painting with oil, watercolor, and mixed media. Tara predominantly works "En Plein Air" meaning out in the open. This style of work is started on site and completed at the location. Tara always uses her own photography as reference in her paintings to infuse a sense of self and experience to share.

Tara's work is currently represented by Gallery 99 located in Westminster, MD.

2018 Awards and Shows

  • Enduring Brilliance, Pastel Society of America Exhibition

  • North Carolina Pastel Societies Exhibition, Local COLOR third place

  • Ellicott City Plein Air GINO Award (MD)

  • Sonoma Plein Air Exhibition (CA)

  • Wayne Plein Air Exhibition (PA)

  • Chestertown Plein Air, Best in Show, Artists Choice (MD)

  • Cape Ann Plein Air Exhibition (MA)

  • En Plein Air Texas Exhibition (TX)

  • Parrsboro Plein Air Exhibition (Nova Scotia)

  • Connecticut Pastel Society Renaissance in Pastel Exhibition

  • Solo Show: The Radiant Pastel

  • Pastel Society of the UK Exhibition

  • IAPS Online Exhibition

  • IAPS Master Circle Status

  • Maryland Pastel Society, Pastel Society of America, North Carolina Pastel Societies

2017 Awards and Shows

  • Boldly Beautiful Exhibition, Carroll Arts Center

  • Chestertown Plein Air, Best Body of Work, Best in show

  • Adirondacks Plein Air Quick Draw Award, Best Body of Work Award, Artists Choice Award

  • Wayne Plein Air, 3rd Place

  • Honorable Mention Pastel 100 Pastel Journal

  • Cambridge Paint Out, 3rd Place

  • Bucks County Plein Air Merit Award

  • IAPS (International Association of Pastel Societies) Bi Annual Exhibition, Bronze Award

  • Ellicott City Plein Air, 3rd Place

  • Introducing Exhibition, South Street Gallery Easton

  • Maryland Pastel Society National Exhibition Chair

  • Juried Events: Wayne Plein Air, Bucks County Plein Air, Mountain MD Plein Air, Adirondacks Plein Air, Ellicott City Plein Air, Sonoma CA Plein Air, Cape Ann Plein Air

2016 Awards and Accomplishments

  • Mountain MD Plein Air Non Juried 1st Place

  • Chestertown Quickdraw 3rd Place

  • Cambridge MD Plein Air 1st Place

  • Carroll Arts Council Juried Exhibit 2nd Place

  • Easels in Frederick Plein Air Honorable Mention

  • Juried into Paint IT! Ellicott City Plein Air

  • Juried into Harford County Plein Air

2015 Awards and Accomplishments

  • Baltimore Agricultural Plein Air Honorable Mention

  • Easels in Frederick Non Juried 2nd Place

  • Ellicott City Plein Air 3rd Place

  • Solomons Island Quickdraw Honorable Mention

  • Juried into Shades of pastel MPSociety National Exhibit

  • Juried into UART Annual Pastel Competition

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 Ain't That A Frame Westminster, MD.

Ain't That A Frame Westminster, MD.

 Photo Courtesy of Colleen Ascosi

Photo Courtesy of Colleen Ascosi

 Accepting the GINO Award, Ellicott City Plein Air 2018

Accepting the GINO Award, Ellicott City Plein Air 2018

 Church Street Gallery, 2018

Church Street Gallery, 2018

 Studio Sale Summer 2018

Studio Sale Summer 2018

  Enduring Brilliance,  Pastel Society of America 2018 National Arts Club

Enduring Brilliance, Pastel Society of America 2018 National Arts Club