Donna Yeager

Selected awards and accomplishments

  • 1st Place in Pastels - NVAE 2009

  • Best in Show - Kansas State Fair 2009

  • Best in Show - Bourbon County Arts Council 2009

  • ​​1st Place in Pastels - Bourbon  County Arts Council 2009

  • ​1st Place in Pastels - NVAE 2010

  • ​1st Place in Pastels - Kansas State Fair 2010

  • ​Best in Show - Harrisonville Fine Arts Competition 2010

  • ​1st Place in Pastels - Harrisonville Fine Arts Competition 2010

  • ​1st Place in Pastels - Bourbon County, Kansas 2010

  • ​Best in Show - Images Art Gallery Juried Art Exhibition 2011

  • ​1st Place in Pastels - Images Art Gallery Juried Art Exhibition 2011

  • Best in Show - Heartland National Artist Exhibition 2012
  • 1st in Portraiture - Punta  Gorda, FL Visual Arts Center National Art Exhibition 2012
  • State of the Art National Exhibition 2012, Best in Show
  • Stems Plein Air Event 2013, Third in Oil Award
  • Heartland National Artist Exhibition 2014, Merit Award
  • Images Art Gallery Annual Competition 2014, Merit Award
  • Pastel Society of Southern California Members Competition, 2015, Best in Show
  • Pastel Society of Southern California Members Competition, 2015, Gold Juror Award, Richard McKinley Award
  • Stems Plein Air Event 2015, Best in Show
  • Stems Plein Air Event 2015, Third in Pastel
  • Art At The Center National Competition, 2016, Second Place
  • Art at The Center National Competition, 2017, Honorable Mention
  • The Kansas State Fair Professional Art Competition, 2017, Third Place
  • Mid America Pastel Society National Competition, 2017, Best in Show
  • Pastel Society of New Mexico National Competition 2018, Award of Merit


  • Membership in Pastel Society of New Mexico (Signature Member)
  • Membership in Mid America Pastel Society (Signature Member)
  • Membership in Pastel Society of Southern California
  •  Membership in Pastel Society of America

freatured artist / pastel journal

FINE ART PAINTER

​​​I love working from life. Seeing the effect of light is exciting. Connecting with the moment and reacting to it is my favorite way to paint.  When I am painting in my studio with a photo reference, I try to work quickly and reactively as if I were actually working from life.  

Everything is practice.






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