This show has grown exponentially from the small gallery it occupied only two years ago to its present status, equalling the Société des Pastellistes de France summer exhibitions in St. Florent-le-Vieil and Feytiat.
Salon de Pastels 2012 hosted 340 pastels of 100 Artists from all over the world - mostly from France, but also with international participation from Artists such as Ryszard Miłek (Poland), David Garrison (USA), Vicente Romero, German Aracil and José del Riego (Spain) and Cheryl Culver (United Kingdom). There were almost 300 paintings available on display.
Exhibition took place in the recreation center of Saint-Aulaye from 4th to 26th of August 2012.
The guest of honor was the Spaniard Vicente Romero, the Winner of the Grand Prix Award of the "Pastel en Périgord" at the 2011 Salon de Saint-Aulaye.
Already the official opening – the vernissage – of the Salon International de Pastels with Pastel en Périgord in Saint-Aulaye gathered a lot of visitors. Anybody who was in this region of France and is within reach of this exhibition, held in the town of Saint Aulaye in the Dordogne, had to see it. The exhibition took place until the last Sunday in August.