PSC 2-Day Workshop by Award Winning Artist, Lorraine Trenholm
May 16, 2017 to May 17, 2017
Grand Junction, Colorado (site to be announced)
What: 2 Day Workshop provided by Award Winning Artist, Lorraine Trenholm
When: Tuesday – Wednesday, May 16th-17th, 2017 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Grand Junction, Colorado (site to be announced)

Cost: $185.00 (plus $2 for PayPal processing fees) early registration fee if registered by 03/10/17

$225.00 (plus $2 for PayPal processing fees) registration fee starting 03/11/17.

Maximum Class size is limited to 20 artists. Materials list and location of classes will be provided nearer to the time of the event.
Sponsored by:
PSC Calendar Fundraiser
May 16, 2017 to May 26, 2017
How would you like to have your artwork published in a beautiful calendar and help a wonderful organization at the same time?

This year the PSC is happy to announce a new fundraising opportunity for the organization! We will be creating Art Calendars for sale to members and the public. All proceeds will benefit the PSC. These calendars will showcase a print collection of beautiful pastel artworks by juried members of the Pastel Society of Colorado! The full color calendars will be 15 months with dates noted for Front Range and Western Slope Meetings and Paintouts.

Besides taking part in a worthy cause, this is a great opportunity to get images of your artwork in the homes of many people!

Submission is open to current PSC members only.

All members are encouraged to submit digital images of their work.
Images will be juried and selected by our very own master pastelist, Dennis Rhoades.
(for more information on Dennis, please visit

Entry Deadline:  May 26, 2017
Entry Fee: $15 per image
You may enter as many pieces as you'd like. Complete the form for up to 5 entries (complete the form a 2nd time if you'd like to enter up to another 5...).

Image Submission Requirements:
• Images and reference material must be original to the artist: class or copied work is not allowed.
• Images entered in past shows ARE allowed.
• Images entered for the calendar ARE eligible for entry to future PSC shows.
• Each image file entry must not exceed 5MB and must be no smaller than 900 pixels in the longest dimension.
• Entry Fees must be paid online via Credit Card or Paypal.

Acceptance notifications will be emailed by: June 2, 2017

If your image is selected, you will need to provide a high resolution file of that image measuring approximately 8.5"x11" @300dpi.

The deadline for submitting your final high resolution file(s) is June 9, 2017.
PSC Member Show, "Pure Pigment"
May 17, 2017 to June 24, 2017
Western Colorado Center For the Arts
1803 North 7th Street
Grand Junction, Colorado 81501

Gallery Hours: 9am-4pm, Tuesday-Saturday

Liability: Artwork will be insured only while on the premises of The Art Center during the dates specified on this form for the show.

Deadlines & Events
Friday, June 2nd: OPENING RECEPTION, 7pm-9pm, with a Gallery Talk at 6:30pm.
Saturday, June 24th: Show closes
Monday, June 26th: Pick up unsold artwork 10pm-3pm.
Fees: $25.00 for one or two paintings. Please pay online or make checks payable to the Pastel Society of Colorado.
Artwork Delivery: Out of area members who are shipping their work via commercial carriers, please make arrangements for delivery of your work to:
Western Colorado Center for the Arts
1803 North 7th Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Include return shipping with your shipment.

Questions: Please contact co-chairman Rebecca Dierickx at 970-683-8782 or Beverly O'Neil at 970-261-5890 with any questions.

Best of Show: $250.00
First Place: $150.00
Second Place: $100.00
Third Place: $ 75.00
Honorable Mention: $ 25.00

Sales: There will be a 30% commission on all sales. 20% will be retained by The Art Center and the remaining 10% by the Pastel Society of Colorado.

Lorraine W. Trenholm
Fine Art IAPS Master Circle

Lorraine Wallace Trenholm was born in New York, where she lived until completing studies as a painting major at Pratt Institute. Lorraine joined the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod the year it was founded, and was juried in as a signature member that same year. She is a member of "21 in Truro", an Associate Member of the Pastel Society of America, has earned Master Pastellist designation with IAPS, and a signature member of both the Pastel Society of Colorado and the Pastel Society of New Mexico. She has had several one woman shows. Lorraine has studied with Lois Griffel and Henry Henshe of the Cape School of Art in Provincetown and attended the Vermont Studio School. Her pastels appear in Lois's book, Painting the Impressionist Landscape, and in Kennedy Publishing's "Best of America-Pastel Artists and Artisans, Vol. 1″.

Lorraine moved to Colorado in the spring of 2004, where she continues to do both studio and "plein air" painting. Lorraine has been teaching classes and giving workshops in pastel and oil painting in Durango, and the East Coast..

Saluki clubs nation-wide have commissioned her to do artwork to be used as trophies for their shows. In 2000, one of her saluki collages was used on the catalog cover for the prestigious Santa Barbara Dog Show.

Lorraine's artwork is on display at the Elizabeth Rowley Gallery in Orleans, MA; Hope Gallery, Bristol, RI, Sendero Gallery in Durango, CO, The Squash Blossom Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO, and at her studio by appointment
Lorraine's web site is:
Sponsored by:
13th Annual Mile High National Pastel Exhibition
July 6, 2017 to August 20, 2017
Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St. Littleton, CO 80120
No longer accepting entries for this show

Deadline for shipped work to arrive at shipping agent: June 19, 2017.
Hand Delivery of work: June 29 9:00 am to 12:00 p.m.
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 6, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Show Closes: Saturday, August 20, 2017
Pickup Work: Monday, August 21, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Juror and Awards Judge: Tony Allain
The PSC is proud to present the 2017 judge and juror, Tony Allain. Tony is an elected member of the Pastel Society UK, Master's Circle of International Association of Pastel Societies, Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, and Master Pastelist of the Pastel Artists of New Zealand.

Tony has been painting for over forty years. He is a painter of light and movement with a complete understanding of his surroundings. Born and raised in the Channel Islands, Tony has exhibited extensively over the years. His work can be found in many leading galleries as well as private and corporate collections including the Maritime Museum Guernsey. He has won extensive awards for his work throughout the world. Tony lives and works in the UK.

The 13th Annual Mile High National Pastel Exhibition 2017 juried show is open to any pastel artist 18 years of age or older.
PSC Exhibition Policy:
  • Original paintings only accepted.
  • No work from copyrighted images or photographs taken by anyone other than the submitting artist.
  • Duplicate paintings are not accepted and will be rejected.
  • If used in your paintings, collage materials must be created by the artist.
  • All artwork must be at least 80% soft pastel.
  • Work done 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 exhibit (with the exception of the 2016 online show, Transitions). Any painting identified as shown previously in a PSC exhibit will be rejected OR, if discovered after jurying, will remain in the exhibit and the artist will be suspended from the next two Mile High National Exhibitions. The painting will also not be eligible for any awards.
  • Works juried into the show and not delivered for the exhibit will prohibit the artist's entry in future PSC sponsored exhibits for two years.

AWARDS: Extensive Cash and Merchandise Awards will be presented at the opening reception on July 10, 2017. All awards are made at the discretion of our judge, Tony Allain. $4000 in cash including $1200 for Best of Show and thousands more in merchandise. All awards will be final with no exchanges or substitutions.

THIS ENTRY FORM IS CONSIDERED A CONTRACT and must be completely and accurately filled out by providing all requested information regarding the paintings and the artist. Only digital entries will be accepted through Online Juried Shows, a secured website.

FRAMING & PRESENTATION: All works must be delivered framed, glazed, and ready to hang to gallery quality standards, i.e., frames must be suitable for the work and undamaged, with D-ring hangers and wire installed on the frame. Paintings can be with or without mats. White or neutral-hued mats are preferred. Artwork can be floated on black or white mats. Liners or fillets should be ¼ inch and may be colored. Artwork not meeting the above criteria will be returned at the artist's expense and will not be hung in the show.

SIZE AND REQUIREMENTS: Artwork submitted cannot be smaller than 8 inches or larger than 40 inches in any dimension. Accepted paintings must be identical to the entry. No substitutions or copies are allowed. All work displayed must remain for the duration of the exhibition.

All work submitted must be for sale. There will be a 35% commission and sales tax will be added to sales. PSC will handle all sales. No work will be released before the close of the exhibit. Artists will be paid for awards and/or sales within 30 days of end of show.

LIABILITY: Utmost care will be taken in the handling of entries and paintings. However, neither the Pastel Society of Colorado nor the Littleton Museum or their agents will be responsible for loss or damage to any entries or paintings in transit when submitted for this exhibition. Shipping insurance is the responsibility of the submitting artist. Artwork not will be insured while displayed at the Littleton Museum.

Shipped paintings must be received by June 19, 2017, to:
Navis Pack and Ship
2306 S Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80222-5905
Phone: (303) 753-0805
Fax: (303) 753-1624
Include name of artist, address, phone number, e-mail, title of painting, price, on the back of your painting. Also, include a pre-paid return shipping label. For shipped work, expect a handling fee of $50 for one piece, $80 for two pieces is paid to the shipping agent for unpacking, delivering, and retrieving unsold work, repacking, and return shipping. Please pack work carefully and insure adequately. Artists will be contacted if work arrives damaged so arrangements can be made to reframe as needed by ABS Framing. For any questions on shipping and handling, please contact Navis Pack and Ship.
Sponsored by:
PSC Workshops: Chasing the Light with Tony Allain
July 6, 2017 to July 10, 2017
Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St. Littleton, CO 80120
"I am not interested in pure representation; my work is about responses to the moods and atmospheres generated by world I see."

Choose from these Options at Registration. Register as a PSC Member or Non Member:
3-Day Workshop: July 6-8, 2017
1-Day Workshop: July 10, 2017

The Pastel Society of Colorado is pleased to have Tony Allain as instructor for two workshops this year. He will teach a 3 Day and a 1-day pastel workshop entitled "Chasing the Light" at the Littleton Museum Wednesday through Saturday, July 6, 7, 8, 2017. The one day workshop will be on Monday, July 10, 2017. Hours for both workshops are 9am to 4pm daily.

For a description of the workshops, please visit

The museum is open from 8 am to 5 pm. There is free parking available. Beverages will be available, but a sack lunch is a good idea. The Littleton Museum is a delightful venue for studio and plein air work at the discretion of the artist and teacher. It is on the grounds of a working, historical farm and park with a lake.

I will share some of my working methods in these workshops concentrating on painting land, seascapes, figures and still life subjects that have a bit of punch! Using direct strokes on a textured surface to emphasize 'brushwork' we will learn how to simplify our approach to achieve exciting impressionistic paintings. My workshops are for those willing to go through the door marked 'leaving your comfort zone' and enter a world of exciting and expressive pastel application! We will experiment ways in how to introduce colour and light into our work. Each day will start with a demonstration with heaps of challenges and loads of individual help at the easel.

Materials List:
As many artists quality soft pastels as you feel comfortable with. Color range is more important than quantity.
Assortment of papers/supports: Art Spectrum, Uart, Pastel Premier, Canson Mi-Tientes, Wallis or handmade support (NO WHITE PAPER).
Sketch Book
Pencils, ruler, masking tape or clips.
Easel and smooth drawing/backing board, cushioned with foam board.
Hand wipe/paper towels.
Photo reference you feel at ease with (No magazine photos please!)
Selection of permanent ink black wedge shaped marker pens, the fatter the better.
A sense of humour!!

I use mainly Unison, Great American, Terry Ludwig and Schminke.

Art Spectrum Colourfix in terra cotta, burnt umber, raw sienna and soft beige. Canson Mi-Tientes mid grey, raw sienna. Gesso primed hardboard with house paint and acrylic pastel primer.

Cost: For the three day workshop, PSC Members $350; Non-members $390. For the one day workshop, PSC Members $115; Non-Members $155. Register and make payment through the button below using a Paypal account or credit card. Contact workshop coordinator Lisa Hale (720-724-4568) with any questions. A paypal processing fee is added to each payment.

Please do not contact the Littleton Museum directly for questions or information.

Refund Policy: Refunds of the registration fee minus a $75 administrative fee will be allowed until June 15, 2017. After that date, refunds will not be given.

Max students each workshop is 20 students. When the workshops fill, we will create a waiting list. All will be first come, first serve.
Sponsored by:
Capturing the Light in the Pastel Landscape with Clive Tyler
July 21, 2017 to July 23, 2017
Evergreen Fire Protection Center
Capturing the Light in the Pastel Landscape
3 day class

In this class we will explore impressionism and abstraction style while creating representational landscapes filled with light. Daily demonstrations will touch on underpainting techniques, color theory, and back painting techniques that add mood and emotion into the painting. The goal is always to expand on photographs to create landscapes that are rich and painterly by using edges, bold strokes and color to bring freshness to each painting. We will work two days from photographs provided by the workshop participants and one day, weather permitting, we will work en plein air. Throughout the workshop we will practice creating, not duplicating, as we work to capture the essence of the scene in a way that expands your potential as an artist.

The 3 day workshop is to be held July 21-23, 2017. The price of the workshop is $330 for current PSC members. Non-members cost is $375. Registration opens on April 1 at PayPal processing fees are added.

Workshop: Clive Tyler will teach a 3 day workshop in conjunction with the exhibit.
July 21, 2017, Friday, 9am -4pm
July 22, 2017, Saturday, 9am- 4pm
July 23, 2017, Sunday, 9am - 4pm

Evergreen Fire Protection Center
1802 Bergen Parkway
Evergreen, CO 80439
Sponsored by:
2017 Exhibition of Signature Members of the Pastel Society of Colorado
July 22, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Center for The Arts Evergreen
July 22 - August 26, 2017
Center for the Arts Evergreen
32003B Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen, CO 80439
(next to Buchanan Rec Center)

Image pictured to the right is a painting by Clive Tyler, show judge.

Opening Reception, and announcement of Awards, Friday, July 21, 2017 4-7pm

Deadline for Entries: Receipt of entry- July 10, 2017, Monday. Download the pdf of the show prospectus from our website, Resources page at

Eligibility: Open to all Master and Signature members of the Pastel Society of Colorado
• 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 (Transitions online show entries allowed).
• Paintings accepted into the show are not eligible for future PSC shows.
* a series of up to 3 paintings exploring a theme designed by the submitting artist.
* an accompanying narrative explaining the work the artist has developed in their personal artistic investigation

Entrance fee of $35.00 - for up to 3 pieces

The Colorado Pastel Society's Signature Show is an exhibit which occurs bi-annually. All current members who have received the designation of Signature, or Master Signature, are eligible to enter this exhibit.

This show allows each Signature member to develop a body of work consisting of up to 3 pastel paintings around an idea or concept the individual member wishes to explore. This idea is one which should engage the artist in their own personal query. A paragraph or two should accompany the body of work describing and defining the personal topic, concept, query.

The exhibition is being held at the Center for the Arts in Evergreen, it will be a judged show. Master pastelist ,Clive Tyler will be judging the show. There will be an opening on Friday, July 21 from 5 to 7pm. Awards will be announced. The Best of Show Award will be for the best body of work.

We are pleased to welcome Clive Tyler as our awards judge. Clive also will be offering a workshop at CAE from 9 to 4, July 21, 22,23. This is an excellent opportunity for all the members of the Colorado Pastel Society. Details of the workshop will be announced in a following newsletter.

Clive is a former Coloradan now living in Taos, New Mexico. He is Best of Show winner in the Pastel Journal's 8th Annual Pastel 100 competition, an elected member of the Pastel Society of America, signature member of the Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters and the American Impressionism Society. His artwork can be seen here in Denver at Saks Gallery. He says he enjoys working in a series in his own work.

"I wish to share the outdoor experience that I have had with nature and my interpretation as an artist with a representational impressionist point of view. I am painting the experience, not a reproduction to the view. I want to have the viewer want to step into the painting, look around the corner, look up at the aspens, feel the temperature of the day, sense a feeling of the time, hear the sounds of leaves and the thunder of a distant storm.Through color harmony, pastel pigment, texture and edges and with a strong concept, good design and composition, I convey this to the viewer and evoke some memories or desires. When viewers say, "I know where that is," or I feel like I want to walk in there with the aspens, or "I wish I was there" that is a successful panting to me."

Best of Show - $250.00
1st - $200.00
2nd - $150.00
3rd - $100.00
3 Honorable Mention - $50.00 each
Our judge, Clive Tyler will select the awardees; Best of show will be selected based on his/her body of work.

Work may be brought to the Evergreen Center for the Arts July 13 & 14, - 10:00am-3:00pm

Sales- All artwork in the show shall be offered for a sale price as proscribed by the artist. A commission of 35% will be retained by CAE, 5% for PSC, and 60% of the sales price will be retained by the selling artist. Artwork prices shall remain fixed throughout the show and any art sold shall remain in the exhibit until final close of the show. CAE staff will be available to assist with directing the client to a satisfactory sale.

Please put tags on the back of your paintings with your name, address, phone,painting title and price. Frame may be of any width, no colored mats or frames. All paintings must be properly wired to hang, no sawtooth hangers and make certain that the wire does not show above the frame when hanging on the wall. If you are shipping your art work it must arrive between July 10-14, 2017, Friday. INCLUDE A PREPAID SHIPPING LABEL and insured appropriately.

2017 Calendar-Signature Member Show
Deadline: Receipt of entry fee- July 10, 2017, Monday
Deadline: Shipped Art to arrive at CAE - July 10-14, 2017
Hand-Deliver to CAE - July 13-14, 2017
Reception & Awards Presentation- July 21, 2017- 4pm-7pm
Pick up of Hand delivered Paintings- August 28 & 29, 2017 between 10am-3:00pm
Sponsored by:
57th Annual Artists' Alpine Holiday Art Show
July 27, 2017 to August 5, 2017
Ouray, Colorado
The Ouray County Arts Association announces the dates for the 57th Annual Artists' Alpine Holiday Art Show in Ouray, Colorado this summer, from July 27 – August 5.

Presented by the Ouray County Arts Association since 1960, the exhibit is one of the oldest in Colorado! In addition to over $5,000 in prize money, the show attracts many visitors and generates a number of sales. It has included artists of all mediums from several states, but most are from Colorado and surrounding states.

I hope all artists will be interested in entering this juried exhibit. All entries will be eligible for Best in Show ($500) and there will be separate artistic categories with awards for first ($400), second ($200) and third ($100) place in each category. Please see and share the attached PDF with your members. Online registration is open until June 26th.
If any artist has any questions about the show or registration please do not hesitate to call or email me.

Best regards,
Rod Martinez, Ouray County Arts Association Publicity
Pastel Impressions From the Midwest
October 5, 2017 to October 28, 2017
Tim Murphy Art Gallery, Merriam, KS
"Pastel Impressions From the Midwest" Regional Juried Art Show

Open to Pastelists in Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Iowa, Oklahoma, Nebraska & Colorado

This is a regional show for pastel artists only. Artists must represent one of the seven states listed. Work must be 80% soft pastel. The decision of the juror on all entries is final. All entries must be For Sale, and remain for the duration of the exhibition at the Tim Murphy Art Gallery, Irene B. French Community Center, 5701 Merriam Drive, Merriam, KS 66203, October 5-October 28, 2017.

Registration deadline, August 7, 2017

Workshop by Juror, Sally Strand, September 29-Sunday October 1. Prospectus with details on the show and the workshop and the entry form can be found on

This is a regional show for pastel artists only. Artists must represent one of the seven states listed. Work must be 80% soft pastel.
© 2016 Pastel Society of Colorado
Website by Acme Graphic Design powered by DuckBytes