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In 2017, Tara was awarded Third Place in Wayne Plein Air, and the Bronze award for the International Association of Pastel Societies International Exhibit. In 2018 she was awarded the prestigious GINO Award in Ellicott City Plein Air, Best in Show and Best Body of Work in Chestertown, and the Plein Air Magazine Award in Wayne Plein Air. Tara exhibited at the Enduring Brilliance Pastel Society of America at the Fine Arts at the National Arts Club, NYC and currently has work exhibiting in China’s 3rd Suzhou International Pastel Biennial. In 2018 she also exhibited in the Pastel Society of the UK annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London. She has painted in Wayne PA, Parrsboro NS, Sonoma CA, Cape Ann MA, and San Angelo TX. This year, she will be participating in Lighthouse Plein Air, Door County Plein Air, and is excited for her first opportunity to pastel in Olmsted Plein Air 2019.

Professional Affiliations

Tara is an Associate Member of Pastel Society of America; a Signature Member of Maryland Pastel Society, In the Masters Circle of International Association of Pastel Societies, and Associate of American Women Artists.


Tara will appear in Plein Air Magazine, “Artist Profile”, December/January Issue, 2019/18 as well as Pastel Journal PASTEL 100 Issue 2017, 2018.