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

Deadlines & Events
Saturday, June 24th: Show closes
Monday, June 26th: Pick up unsold artwork 10pm-3pm.

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

To be added to a waiting list for either workshop, please email our workshop coordinator, Lisa Hale at
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 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."

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
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
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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