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 4-7pmDeadline for Entries:
Receipt of entry- July 10, 2017, Monday. Download the pdf of the show prospectus from our website, Resources page at http://pastelsocietyofcolorado.org/resources.php
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 3 paintings exploring a theme designed by the submitting artist. Since we will have a limited space for hanging this show the maximum image size of all entries should be 750 square inches each (about 24x30). We should be able to hang 3 paintings from every person entering the show but if we get a lot of entries it is possible that we might hang only 2 paintings from some entrants. Also if you are submitting a large painting (close to the maximum size), it is suggested that the other 2 paintings be smaller ones.
* an accompanying narrative explaining the work the artist has developed in their personal artistic investigation
Entrance fee of $35.00 - for 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 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."Awards-
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.
Dropoff July 13th 10am-3pm
Pickup August 28th 10am-3pm
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, 2017, 10am-3pm
Reception & Awards Presentation- July 21, 2017- 4pm-7pm
Pick up of Hand delivered Paintings- August 28, 2017 between 10am-3:00pm