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!

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
Illuminated, PSC 2017 Online Show
October 31, 2017 to December 31, 2017
Please direct questions to show chairs Sarah St. George and Jeannette Stutzman at

Visit the Show at
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
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.
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