West Coast

In the past few years Gary has made more and more time for plein air painting on the California coast, mostly from Carmel south along Garrapata State Park's shoreline. He says, "I can't remember when I've had so much fun. The ocean got into my blood on trips to Maine as a child. I'll never get enough of the sights, sounds and smells of the ocean and its harbors."

A Pointy Rock at Rocky Point

Pastel on Hardboard
16" x 20"
© 2012 Gary Huber
27th Annual International Open Exhibition, Northwest Pastel Society, 2013
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A Blessing Shared

Pastel on Hardboard
16" x 12"
© 2013 Gary Huber
Signature Show, Northwest Pastel Society, Anacortes, WA, 2013
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Ebbing Tide, Point Lobos

Pastel on Hardboard
14" x 18"
© 2013 Gary Huber
29th Annual Pastels USA, Pastel Society of the West Coast, Haggin Museum, Stockton, CA, 2015
Pastel Society of North Carolina Award, 42nd Enduring Brilliance, New York City, NY, 2014.
42nd Enduring Brilliance, Pastel Society of America, 2014, National Arts Club, New York City, NY, and Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH, 2014.
First Place, Members Show, Pastel Society of the West Coast, Roseville, CA, 2014.
Third Place, 22nd Annual National Painting Exhibition, Pastel Society of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 2013.
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Buttresses

Pastel on Hardboard
12" x 16"
© 2013 Gary Huber
South of Carmel, California at the northern end of Big Sur, you will find a spectacular coastline of plunging cliffs and deep coves. This is Garrapata State Park, one of my favorite painting locales.
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Shortening Shadows, Garrapata

Pastel on Hardboard
20" x 24"
© 2013 Gary Huber
California Sunshine, California Art Club, Altadena Town & Country Club, Altadena, CA, 2016.
Southeast Pastel Society Award, 43rd Annual Enduring Brilliance, Pastel Society of America, National Arts club, New York City, NY, 2015
Plein Air Magazine Award, Pastels USA, Morro Bay, CA, 2014
9th Annual International Mile High Exhibition, Pastel Society of Colorado, Grand Junction, CO, 2013
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Garrapata by Morning

Pastel on Hardboard
14" x 18"
© 2012 Gary Huber
Pastels USA, Pastel Society of the West Coast, Ross, CA, 2013
Merit Award, Juried Membership Show, Pastel Society of the West Coast, Auburn, CA, 2012
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Sea Spray

Pastel on Hardboard
9" x 12"
© 2012 Gary Huber
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Table for Four with View

Pastel on Hardboard
16" x 20"
© 2012 Gary Huber
20th Juried Exhibition, International Association of Pastel Societies, Brea, California, 2012
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California Headlands

Pastel on Hardboard
9" x 12"
© 2012 Gary Huber
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Flying High

Pastel on Hardboard
14" x 18"
© 2013 Gary Huber
Days when the waves come smashing in upon the coastal cliffs and throw spray higher than the cliffs themselves somehow I feel like I get some of that energy to store away and use when I need it.
Biennial Members Exhibition, Pastel Society of the West Coast, Roseville, California, 2014
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Sheltered Cove

Pastel on Hardboard
20" x 24"
© 2010 Gary Huber
Juror's Award, 26th Annual International Open Exhibition, Northwest Pastel Society, 2012
Mile High National Exhibition and Sale, Pastel Society of Colorado, 2011
Pastel Journal Award, Pastels U.S.A., Pastel Society of the West Coast, Art Museum of Los Gatos, 2010
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Poppies of Point Lobos

Pastel on Hardboard
16" x 20"
© 2013 Gary Huber
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