This inaugural edition of a partnership between Nordstrom Local and League at Large features the work of League instructor Sam Goodsell. The two intimate portraits on display reflect Goodsell’s interest in “captur[ing] the essence of his subjects with dazzling color and penetrating compositions.”
League at Large is a program that showcases the work of League artists in public venues outside of the League in order to increase exposure to and appreciation of their work. In this partnership, League at Large will be presenting the work of League artists at various Nordstrom Local locations throughout the city.
Sam Goodsell has devoted his life to the pastels. His works have garnered awards including the Pastel Society of America’s Herman Margulies Award for Excellence and “Best in Show” at the Pastel Journal’s 5th Annual Pastel 100 Competition. He has appeared in The Artist’s Magazine, American Artist Magazine, and The Pastel Journal. Three works have been acquired by the USC Fisher Museum of Art in Los Angeles. A former student of the late Harvey Dinnerstein, Goodsell has taught for the Pastel Society of America and the Art League of Long Island and provided live demonstrations for the Connecticut Pastel Society, Pastel Society of New Jersey, and the Art Guild of Manhasset.