PSC Online Calendar of Events
January 1, 2019
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!
March 4, 2020
PSC is delighted to announce that the Judge of Awards and workshop instructor for the 16th Annual Mile High International Pastel Exhibition is Kim Lordier.

A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Kim is a graduate of the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Her award-winning landscapes have been exhibited in the Coors Western Art Show, the National Arts Club in New York and numerous other shows and museums. 

Her work has been showcased on the covers of Southwest Art, Pastel Journal, Plein Air Magazine and Art of the West. She is a Signature Member of the California Art Club and the Pastel Society of America. She will be instructing at the Plein Air Convention in Denver this year. To learn more about her and see her stunning work, go to her website at

Mary Williams Fine Arts will host the show from October 1-31 in Boulder, Colorado.

Our jurors are Tony Allain, Marla Baggetta and Liz Haywood-Sullivan. Judge of Awards and workshop instructor is Kim Lordier.

Prospectus is also available at

Important dates:
Entry deadline: no longer accepting entries
Notifications: week of July 31-August 7
Shipped work to arrive at Mary Williams Fine Arts: September 14-18
Hand delivery of artwork at Mary Williams Fine Arts: September 8-11
Kim Lordier Pastel Workshop: Monday, September 28-Wednesday, September 30
Show closes: Saturday, Oct 31
Pick up work:  November 2-4

Mile High Show Co-chairs:
Norbert Nagel

Sandy Marvin
Georgetown Art in the Park
August 8, 2020 to September 26, 2020
Strousse Park, Georgetown, CO
Georgetown, Colorado is hosting something we're calling Art in the Park. We are trying to feature a different artist each Saturday in August & September, and if it goes well, maybe even into October. We will provide a canopy in Strousse Park (6th & Rose St.) in Georgetown where an artist can set up to actively do their art; painting, jewelry making, wood burning, etc. while visitors to the town get to watch them in action. Ropes will be utilized to ensure social distancing and safety for the artists. Masks are required in Georgetown. The hours are negotiable, but I would think 11-4pm might work. As a thank you for doing this, artists are invited to bring their already completed art to sell. Other than the tax and special events licenses, there would be no additional cost to the artist to sell their artwork.

Each week, the artist and their artwork will be featured on the town website, social media platforms (Facebook & Instagram) and shared with over 65,000 Facebook users via community Facebook pages as a way to encourage tourism in Georgetown.

Tax License Information:
Artists must have a state sales tax license
Artists must obtain a 1-day Town of Georgetown Special Events License ($25)
Dates Still Available (subject to change as artists make requests):
August 8
August 22
September 5
September 19
September 26
Interested artists should contact me at with their requested date, type of art and email address. I will also be happy to answer any questions that artists might have at that same email address, or via my cell phone listed below.

Carolyn Hohne
Special Events Coordinator
Town of Georgetown
cell: 609-744-9457
International Balloon Museum Inaugural Art Exhibition
August 31, 2020
Open to all artists working in two-dimensional media, excluding photography, digital art, and multimedia. Accepted media is limited to oil media (traditional and water-mixable), wet media (acrylic, watercolor, and gouache), and dry media (pastel, pencil, and charcoal works done on paper). Works produced on any substrate which has been pre-printed with an image is strictly forbidden.
• All art must include or depict an image of a hot air balloon.
• Only original artworks are eligible for entry. All work shall be deemed as appropriate for public viewing.
• All entry fees must be paid by September 25, 2020 and are non-refundable.

Entry Requirements and Fees
• Artists may submit 1- 4 images for jury selection, with a maximum of 3 artworks selected for exhibition. Art work that has been created en plein air will qualify to compete for special awards. Each plein air work must be completed 80% en plein air. Entry fee is $30 for 1-3 images and $15 for an additional image.
• All artwork must be original (completely conceived and executed by the artist). Works must not violate copyright laws. The artist retains copyright to his/her image(s). However, by submitting to this show, the artist agrees to the Balloon Museum Foundation's use of the images for publicity (including future promotion) and archival purposes.
• Work done under the guidance of an instructor is not eligible for entry.
• Each artwork entered must be within size specifications. The minimum size per piece is 80 square inches unframed (8"x10"). Maximum size per piece is 320 square inches unframed (16"x20"). Works smaller or larger will be withdrawn from jury consideration and shall not be replaced with another entry.
• Artwork must be available for sale in the gallery with a minimum retail price of $500. Work priced lower than $500 will be withdrawn from jury consideration and shall not be replaced with another entry.

Deadline is September 25th, artistic receive 4 month gallery representation and online art exhibit. There will be an opening reception in October, a holiday reception, and a closing reception. Artists receive 50% of sales. They are responsible for shipment or drop off of artwork and retrieval. All details for art shipment will be sent to accepted artists.

The Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum Foundation invites you to participate in the International Balloon Museum Inaugural Art Exhibition. This is a juried show and sale of original two dimensional art completed by the artist in their studio or en plein air. Juried artists will be featured in a gallery located inside the International Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum receiving gallery representation from October 2020 though January 2021. They will also compete for cash and merchandise prizes. Artists juried into the exhibition will receive an international audience and the opportunity to sell their artwork through the gallery and online representation.

The Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum Foundation is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization dedicated to raise funds, foster public recognition and promote membership for the Albuquerque International Balloon Museum. Artists from around the world will bring awareness to the joy, adventure, inspiration and community of the ballooning culture by creating art that allows the spirit of imagination and adventure to soar.
"Taking Chances", PSC Signature Show 2020
November 20, 2020 to January 14, 2021
Bitfactory Gallery, 851 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204
This show will highlight a body of work from our artists who have achieved Master and Signature status with PSC.

Registration is open online from August 1, 2020 to Monday, November 2, 2020 at midnight. No exceptions or extensions.

"Life is a parachute jump; it's taking chances, falling over and getting up again."
---Paulo Coelho

Judge: Lorenzo Chavez
"Start today. Every moment is precious. Paint or draw anything that moves you."
---Lorenzo Chavez

"TAKING CHANCES" is about the ups and downs and challenges of creating art once we, as artists, have reached a comfort level. Growth can only be achieved by taking some uncomfortable and sometimes painful risks. Artists will be encouraged to share their journey through a series of paintings judged as a group, rather than one individual painting.

Not juried, the work will be judged for awards by one of our favorite artists, Lorenzo Chavez. He will also be offering a workshop at PACE Center in January.

The show will run from November 20 until January 14 at Bitfactory Gallery on Santa Fe Drive in Denver. The prospectus for this show can be found on our website under "Resources."

No images will be submitted. Upon entering, please send the following information by
email to:

1) Your name, the title of each painting, size (framed) and price; 200-word (max) statement about your journey/exploration in creating your body of work.
2) Optional: ONE jpeg at 300 dpi with 1 or 2 sentences about your journey to be considered for promotional materials for the show and for PSC. (Submission indicates your approval for materials/image to be used.)

Reception: At this time, we do not plan a reception, due to current restrictions under COVID19. If restrictions change, it is possible we might have a "closing reception" in January. Under current restrictions, visiting the gallery during the show will require masks, social distancing, no more than 10 patrons while in the gallery, and no public restroom availability. The gallery will be routinely cleaned and disinfected. All restrictions are subject to change, and artists will be notified.

Workshop Co-Chairs are Karen Spotts and Sandy Marvin.
Questions: Please contact: Karen Spotts (303) 803-4498 or
Sandy Marvin (720) 938-6914
Workshop: "Taking Chances" with Lorenzo Chavez
January 9, 2021 to January 10, 2021
PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Avenue, Parker CO, 80138
Dates: January 9 & 10, 2021, Hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Deadline to Register: November 20, 2020

TAKING CHANCES with Lorenzo Chavez
Learning to find new ways to grow and expand beyond your current comfort zone. Explore new techniques and methods to create beautiful and more meaningful pastels.

Members: $295 + processing fee
Non-members: $350 + processing fee
Maximum: 15 students

Cancellation Policy consists of an emailed or written cancellation notification, then a refund of the registration fee, less a $75 administrative fee will be allowed until December 10, 2020. After that date refunds will not be given. Email Lisa Hale at if you need to cancel.

COVID-19: We are continually evaluating the current recommendations from the CDC and mandates from Colorado State and the county of the venue. Just as we make a determination if a workshop does not have enough students to proceed just prior to the 30-day mark, we will notify enrolled students if their workshop will not proceed based on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic by 30-days prior to their workshop. While we do everything in our control to make sure every workshop we schedule takes place, sometimes factors outside of our control intervene. This may include but is not limited to low enrollment, an issue with the instructor's travel, or other unforeseen circumstances. In the rare event that we do have to cancel a workshop, you will be given as much notice as possible and your deposit will be refunded in full. If this concerns you, we recommend purchasing trip insurance.

Maximum 15 students

Once the workshop is filled you may request to be added to our waitlist by emailing Lisa Hale at with the subject line Lorenzo Chavez Workshop Wait List
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