PSC Calendar Fundraiser
July 1, 2017

• Great Collector's Item
• Each month features a winning pastel painting selected by our judge, master signature member, Dennis Rhoades.
Following the months, there are 4 pastel paintings selected as honorable mentions.

• Support the medium of soft pastel and the Pastel Society of Colorado!

Congratulations Winning Artists!

Best of Show: Jane Christie, The Beauty After
1st Place: Diane Fechenbach, Afternoon Light
2nd Place: Peter Heinemann, Beach 69
3rd Place: Norbert Nagel
Top 15: Bonnie Anthony, Wheeler Peak Wilds
Top 15: Penny Creasy, Lupine Meadow
Top 15: Ani Espriella, Headed to the Meadow
Top 15: Gary Huber, Bradley Lake Shallows
Top 15: Katherine Irish, Silver and Gold
Top 15: Pat Kuper, Lake and Jewel
Top 15: Lise MacGregor, Last Light
Top 15: Sarah St George, Snow in the Trees
Top 15: Jeannette Stutzman, Looking Up
Top 15: Mike Ray, Access Road
Top 15: Virginia Unseld, Break in the Trees

4 Honorable Mentions:
Honey Lea Gaydos, String Theory
Clare Scott, Sandstone Creek
Nancy Wylie, He Walks With Me
Margaret Zimbrick, Once Upon a Time
13th Annual Mile High National Pastel Exhibition
July 6, 2017 to August 20, 2017
Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St. Littleton, CO 80120
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.
Sponsored by:
"Denver in Late Afternoon", a pastel painting demonstration by Desmond O'Hagan
July 15, 2017
Meininger's, 499 Broadway, Denver, Colorado 80203
The Pastel Society of Colorado (PSC) and HR Meininger Company are pleased to present a pastel demo, "Working Large to Small," featuring Master Pastelist Desmond O'Hagan from 1 - 3 p.m., Saturday, July 15 at Meininger's located at 499 Broadway in Denver.

During his demo titled "Denver in Late Afternoon," O'Hagan will highlight the importance of correct color values and bold and direct pastel strokes, and creating atmosphere and depth in a painting. In addition to learning from a master pastelist, attendees will receive 20 percent off their entire Meininger's purchase following the demo.

This presentation is free and open to the public.

The demo is part of the PSC's outreach to raise awareness of the art of pastel painting during its annual Mile High National Pastel Exhibition, which is on display July 6 – August 20, 2017 at the Littleton Museum located at 6028 S. Gallup St, in Littleton, Colo.

About the Artist
O'Hagan was born in Wiesbaden, Germany, and was raised in the Unites States. He enjoys working in several media, but his primary focus is in oils and pastels. Although he appreciates many different forms of art, his main interests include the paintings of several late 19th century American, French, Spanish and Russian painters. Continuous study of these painters has had a strong influence on O'Hagan's own art. Constantly challenging himself has translated into a fulfilling career in fine art encompassing several one-man shows and participation in group exhibitions in the Unites States, Japan, China and France.

O'Hagan is listed in Who's Who in American Art and is a Master Pastelist with the Pastel Society of America. In 2005 he was inducted into the International Association of Pastel Societies' "Master Circle." O'Hagan has won several awards in national exhibits, recently including "Southwest Art Magazine's Award of Excellence at the "Altitude and Attitude" Exhibition in Denver, Colo. He has also won the George Innes, Jr. Memorial Award from the Salmagundi Club in New York City.

O'Hagan recently was invited to exhibit and conduct workshops and seminars at the 2nd Biennial China International Pastel Exhibition in Suzhou, China. In December 2016, F&W Media released four new instructional DVD's by O'Hagan - two instructing pastel painting and two instructing oil painting.

His paintings have been the subject of feature articles in numerous national and international magazines, including American Art Collector, Southwest Art, The Artist Magazine, International Artist, American Artist, United Airlines' Hemispheres, Artists and Illustrators (England), International Artist (Australia), and Gekkan Bijyutsu (Japan). He is also represented in four books. O'Hagan's art is in public and private art collections in the Untied States, Japan, China, Canada and Europe. He is represented by galleries in Santa Fe, New Mexico; Edmonds, Washington; and Desmond O'Hagan's studio in Denver, Co.

For more information visit
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


It is Christmas in July. The Pastel Society of Colorado has 2 major exhibitions, The Mile High Exhibition and the Master- Signature Show. Each has a remarkable judge for these shows.

The Master - Signature Show is honored to have Clive Tyler judging Best of Show.
Some of us have enjoyed knowing Clive and his ever-growing high quality, emotionally moving pastels over the years.There was a time he lived in Colorado. He is currently residing in Taos, New Mexico. In reading through a variety of descriptions and journals about his work and style I found the article at this link to be the most descriptive of his style

We are doubly pleased that Clive not only will be judging the work of our Master- Signature show but that we persuaded him to give a 3 Day workshop, July 21, 22, 23 . The workshop "CAPTURING THE LIGHT" will be given in Evergreen, Colorado, at- Evergreen Fire Protection Center at 1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen, CO 80439.

After speaking to a variety of other pastelists, each one, if they have worked with Clive, have remembered it as a most profound, thought provoking, and enjoyable experience. We are delighted to offer you this opportunity to work with such a fine artist. We know it would be most meaningful for you and your personal investigations and journey in your pastel work and artistic development.

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
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

No longer accepting entries for this show

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

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."

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
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
Pikes Peak Pastel Society 3rd Regional Pastel Exhibition
August 28, 2017 to October 25, 2017
Library 21c, Colorado Springs, CO
Deadline for Registration:
Open and close dates for submission of entries to April 26 – July 6, 2017

We would like to invite all artists who reside in Colorado and the states that border Colorado, and who create original fine art in soft (dry) pastel, to submit their artwork to our juried "Pikes Peak Pastel Society 3rd Regional Pastel Exhibition" to be held in September and October in Colorado Springs at Library 21c.

Important Dates:
Opening date for submitting work for online judging: April 26, 2017
Closing date for submitting work: July 6, 2017
Notifications of acceptance: July 14, 2017
Hand delivery of artwork to Library 21c: August 21, 2017 from 9am to 3pm
Opening Reception: September 9, 2017 from 4 to 6pm
Exhibition Opens: August 28, 2017
Exhibition Closes: October 25, 2017
Artwork pickup: October 26, 2017 from 9am to 3pm

To Enter:
Please click on the "Enter at Online Juried Shows" link below. Or, go to
and scroll down to the Pikes Peak Pastel Society logo and click on "I want to enter this show"
to enter your artwork. You may also enter by going to

Please plan to attend the 2- Day Workshop by Sabrina Stiles– August 22 and 23, 2017
at Library 21c in Colorado Springs. Sponsored by the Pikes Peak Pastel Society.
Please click on this link to the PPPS website for more information and to register:
Sponsored by:
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.
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