PSC Calendar of Events
January 11, 2017
We've added a new page with a google calendar of PSC shows and Events! Please visit the page by clicking the link below. Our show chairs and other PSC administrators will be adding important event dates regularly so please visit often!

14th Annual Mile High National Pastel Exhibition
November 17, 2017 to April 15, 2018
PACE (Parker Arts, Culture & Events Center)
14th Annual Mile High National Pastel Exhibition

Show Dates: July 12 through August 27, 2018
Location: PACE (Parker Arts, Culture & Events Center),20000 Pikes Peak Avenue, Parker, CO 80138

Marla Baggetta, Juror and Judge
The PSC is proud to announce that the judge and juror is Marla Baggetta. A prolific painter and teacher, Marla's artwork and workshops are nationally sought after. Her work has been represented throughout the country for over 30 years. Contributing to many art publications such as Pastel Journal, she is a signature PSA member and an IAPS Master Circle Recipient.Marla graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. She worked as a commercial illustrator for 25 years. After moving to Oregon in 1993, she was inspired by the beauty of the Willamette Valley and began painting landscapes that blend realism and abstraction that convey a sense of calm and balance. Among her numerous awards and honors are Arts for the Parks Annual Juried Exhibition. She has been featured in the Pastel Journal and is included in Pure Color: The Best of Pastel and Sketchbook Confidential II. She is the author of Step by Step Pastel by Walter Foster Publishing. Her paintings can be found in numerous public and private collections throughout the country.

While she makes her home in Portland, Oregon, Baggetta travels extensively throughout the United States painting, teaching workshops and jurying shows. Marla is a sought after workshop instructor, adept at helping students develop an individual painting style. Baggetta's approach to painting reflects both the formal art education she received at Art Center College of Design and the years of experience that can only be gained from behind the easel.

READ & PRINT THE COMPLETE PROSPECTUS HERE (from our website, Resources page - bottom of page).

Pictured is "The Magic of Books" by Paul Birchak - Awarded Best of Show
HORIZONS, PSC 2018 Online Show Entries
January 2, 2018 to February 24, 2018

Registration Opens: January 2, 2018

Entry Deadline: Midnight, February 24, 2018

The entry fee, the entry form, and digital images of the artwork must be submitted no later than Midnight February 15, 2018. Mark this date on your calendar. There will be no exceptions to deadlines, specs or rules.

Notifications of accepted paintings will be emailed on or before March 7th.

Show Opening: March 9, 2018

Show Closing Date: May 8, 2018 (sales close but the show will remain online until the 2019 online show is posted)

Juror and Awards Judge: Aline Ordman

Aline Ordman received her BFA from Cornell University, and continued her training at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco, earning a degree in Illustration. She remained on staff teaching until her move to the Upper Valley of New Hampshire and Vermont.

Aline is a Master Pastelist with the Pastel Society of America and a Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society (for her oil paintings) and a Master Circle Pastelist with the International Association of Pastel Societies. She was been featured in The Pastel Journal has juried the Pastel 100, has been honored with awards at the 33rd, 34th and 38th Annual Juried Shows of the Pastel Society of America in New York City and juried the 2014 Pastel Society of America's National Juried Show. In 2016 and 2017 she was a Faculty Pastel Presenter for the National Plein Air Convention. Her work has been accepted in national juried shows of the American Impressionist Society, The Pastel Society of America and the Oil Painters of America.

Aline's represented by Camden Falls Gallery, Maine; Blue Heron Gallery, MA; Gallery Artrio, MA; William Riis Gallery, NY; Mackinac Little Gallery, MI and Chasen Gallery, VA.

Aline teaches workshops throughout the country and in Europe. Her website is and she maintains a blog at


• Only digital images of original paintings will be accepted.

• No work from copyrighted images will be accepted. Written permission to use a reference photograph by someone other than the artist must be obtained for the painting to comply with copyright laws and PSC requirements.

• If used in your paintings, collage materials must be created by the artist.

• All artwork must be at least 80% soft pastel

• Work completed under supervision in a class or workshop is not eligible.

• Paintings must have been completed within the last two years and not previously shown in any Pastel Society of Colorado show.

• Paintings entered into the online show are eligible for future PSC shows through the following calendar year. If you are entering the Pastel Society of Colorado's 14th Annual Mile High National Pastel Show with the same paintings you are entering Horizons, be sure to mark your paintings NFS (Not for sale) so the accepted painting will not sell, and remain available to submit to MileHigh Show.

Entry fee: For PSC members up to 3 paintings may be submitted for $25, 4 for $35, or 5 paintings for $45. For non-members up to 3 paintings may be submitted for $35, 4 for $45, or 5 paintings for $55.The entry fee is non-refundable and must be paid at time of entry. Entry deadline is midnight on February 15, 2018. Payment for the show can be made using the PayPal button on the PSC website.

REPRODUCTION OF IMAGES: Entering artists agree that images submitted into Horizons Online Show may be used by the PSC for promotional marketing.


Step 1 Go to Pastel Society of Colorado Shows and Events page Go to the Horizons Online Show Listing.

Step 2 Hit the Register and Pay button at the bottom of the Horizons Listing.

Step 3 - Fill out the Registration Form. THIS ENTRY FORM IS CONSIDERED A CONTRACT and must be completely and accurately filled out with all requested information regarding the paintings and the artist.

Step 4 Prepare your images. The images must be formatted according to the following specifications:

• File Format: jpg (jpeg) only

• File Dimensions: The image should be 1920 pixels on the longest side

• Name the jpg (or jpeg) file: The file must be labeled with the first 4 letters of your last name, first 4 letters of your first name, and the entry number (ie. David Jones 1st entry - the image file would be JoneDavi1.jpeg, the 2nd entry would be JoneDavi2.jpeg).

Step 5 Browse to find your images to attach them to the entry form

Step 6 - Submit the form (it will send your information to

Step 7 - Enter your payment information

AWARDS: Awards are made at the discretion of the judge, Aline Ordman. All awards will be final with no exchanges or substitutions. The show will be displayed on the website with winners prominently exhibited. There will be more than $600 awarded in prizes.

SALES: PSC will connect any potential buyer with the artist. There will be a 10% commission to PSC. PSC accepts NO liability in the transaction of the sale.

SHIPPING: To be paid by the buyer or arranged by the artist. PSC accepts NO liability in the shipping of the artwork.

For more information about the Pastel Society of Colorado:
Estes Park Plein Air 2018 National Juried Paint Out
January 2, 2018 to March 31, 2018
The Art Center of Estes Park

The Art Center of Estes Park will be hosting Estes Park Plein Air 2018 National Juried Paint Out (formerly Plein Air Rockies) next fall!

Entries will be open on from Jan. 2-March 31.

The event will be held from Aug. 18-Sept. 1, 2018.

Contact the Art Center for more information (; email: or enter through OJS.
Gilpin County Arts Association
January 2, 2018
Central City, Colorado
The Gilpin County Arts Association proudly announces its 71st art show in 2018. This is the longest continuously running juried show in Colorado. We invite artists to be a part of this historic event in Central City, Colorado. Open to artists in 8 western states: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.

Deadline for entries is March 10, 2018

Jurors are Dave Santillanes (2D), Gayla Lemke (3D), David Muench (photography), Karen Roxburgh (Fibers), Ira Sherman (Jewelry) and Bill Thomason (awards judge).

Over $3000 in cash prizes including $500 Best of Show and cash award for Best Pastel.

Additional information and entry forms at See prospectus on website for all details.
April 26, 2018 to April 29, 2018
Union Colony Civic Center, Greeley, Colorado 80631

Type: National
Deadline to Apply: March 19, 2018

Location: Union Colony Civic Center, Greeley, Colorado 80631
Fees: $45/3 plus $10 each up to 6 entries
Juror, Tom Lockhart,
Photography Juror, Cliff Lawson, www.

Categories: Acrylic, Drawing, Mixed Media, Oil, Pastel, Photography,
3-D (Sculpture, Fiber & Ceramics) and Watercolor


Opening Reception, Thursday, April 26, 5:30 8:00pm
Awards Presentation begins at 6:30pm. Tom Lockhart will be presenting awards.
Open Friday, April 27, 11:00am-5:00pm
Open Saturday, April 28, 11:00am-5:00pm
Open Sunday, April 29, 11:00am-3:00pm

Apply at
Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, "For Pastels Only"
June 20, 2018 to July 15, 2018
Cultural Center of Cape Cod
The Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod wishes to share the opportunity to participate in our annual "For Pastels Only" (FPO) national juried show. We thank you in advance for sharing the 2018 FPO Call for Entries/Prospectus with your members.

The exhibition dates are June 20, 2018 to July 15, 2018 at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main Street in South Yarmouth, MA. The Opening Reception for the For Pastels Only Exhibition is Saturday, June 23, 2018 starting at 6:00 PM. The Juror of Selection is Karen Israel and Juror of Awards is 2018 Margaret Dyer.

Show awards total approximately $5,000 in cash and merchandise with a $1,000 Best of Show prize. This exhibition is open to all pastelists.

Deadline for submissions is April 1, 2018.

Full prospectus and entry information is at and on our website at
July 13, 2018 to July 15, 2018
PACE (Parker Arts, Culture & Events Center)
The Pastel Society of Colorado is honored to have Marla Baggetta instructing a three day summer Pastel Workshop at PACE in Parker, Colorado. PACE is a state-of-the-art facility located on Parker's historic Main-street, offering the best of touring acts as well as local performances, exhibits and educational programs.

Workshop Description
Emphasis will be on pushing boundaries while considering the fundamentals of painting; design, value, color and edges. Stop being a slave to your reference material and break through to paint like you've always wanted to paint. Learn to paint like a poet, not a novelist and unlock your true potential. Take the journey into new territory and move towards your own unique voice as an artist. Beginner to advanced students welcome.

Loosen Up + Expand is a follow up to Marla's popular workshop Loosen Up workshop based on "100 Variations", a pastel series featured in Pastel Journal, which marked a shift in Marla's career and became a metaphor for her life as an artist.

Plein Air First Day of Workshop: Friday, July 13, 2018
Inside a PACE lab for Second & Third Days of Workshop: Saturday, July 14, 2018-Sunday, July 15, 2018
Workshop Hours: 9 am to 4 pm each day
Beverages are available - A sack lunch is recommended
Cost For Three-Day Workshop: PSC Members $360, Non-Members $395

Cancellation Policy consists of an emailed or written cancel notification, then a refund of the registration fee, less a $75 administrative fee will be allowed until June 15, 2018. After that date refunds will not be given.

For More Information & Supply List for Workshop, please visit Marla's Website at, or visit this link for a pdf.

For Questions, Please Contact the PSC MHNPE Co-Chairs:
Nancy Dee, 970-774-4747,
Xenia Sease, 303-499-7701,
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