PSC Front Range Holiday Party
December 10, 2022
Golden Hotel Mesa Room 800 Eleventh Street Golden, Colorado 80401
We Hope You Will Join Us!! It's always a lot of fun!!

Date/Time: Saturday, December 10, 2022
11:00 AM until 4:00 PM

NOTE: The Buffet will be open between 12:30 and 1:30 PM only, so come early to eat!

Pasta Buffet including vegetarian and gluten-free choices
Salad Buffet with Caesar and House salads
Dessert tray of brownies and cookies
Coffee, Tea, Water station

$35 per person plus processing
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Maximum attendance:
(Please sign up by December 1st, if possible, so we can get a head count to the hotel.)

Optional gift exchange:
Bring an art (or wine!) related gift to exchange, with a value of $10 or less.

Cash Bar available

**There are still 18 spots open for the party! Hope YOU will JOIN US! (November 27, 2022)
EXPRESSIONS, 2023 Online Show
February 1, 2023 to April 1, 2023

Lyn Asselta readily admits that she has considered the landscape her muse since she was a child. Growing up on the rocky coast of Maine, where the weather changed sometimes by the minute, the effects of atmosphere on land and water were an everyday, mesmerizing occurrence. Her memories are rich in details of the places she has experienced throughout her life and she has a deep reverence for places that exude a sense of strength and quiet. Those qualities continue to appear time and time again in her paintings. Her chosen medium of pastel allows her to extend her tactile sense of communicating with the natural world into the painting process at her easel.

Asselta's award winning landscape paintings have been exhibited throughout the United States and have been included in invitational exhibitions in France and China. Lyn is an IAPS (International Association of Pastel Societies) Eminent Pastelist, a Signature member of the Pastel Society of America, a member of the Salmagundi Club, a Member of Excellence in the Southeastern Pastel Society, and is the founder and past president of the First Coast Pastel Society based in northeast Florida. A sought-after workshop instructor, she has taught workshops in Canada, Curaçao, and across the USA. In 2009, Lyn was selected as an Artist in Residence at Acadia National Park in Maine. Her work has been featured in several books and magazines including Michael Chesley-Johnson's plein air book, "Beautiful Landscape Painting Outdoors", the Pastel Society of America's publication, "Pastelagram", Pastel Journal Magazine, Plein Air Magazine, and the French publication, Pratique des Arts. She is a Unison Colour Associate artist and has contributed articles to their blog. Her weekly Saturday newsletter, Saturdays at the Cove, has a worldwide following.

Registration Opens: October 26, 2022 - January 8, 2023
Entry Deadline: Midnight, January 8, 2023
Mark this date on your calendar. There will be no exceptions to deadlines, specs or rules.

Notifications of accepted paintings will be emailed January 23, 2023.

Show Opening: February 1, 2023 online at

Show Closing Date: April 1, 2023

ENTRY FEE: For PSC members up to 3 paintings may be submitted for $25, 4 for $35, or 5 paintings for $45. For non-members up to 3 paintings may be submitted for $35, 4 for $45, or 5 paintings for $55. The entry fee is non-refundable and must be paid at time of entry. Payment for the show can be made using either your PayPal account or a credit card after selecting the PayPal button after submitting your entry form.

Show Co-Chairs: Sarah St. George & Jeannette Stutzman

Download and read the prospectus from our Resources Page or by clicking this link:
Arizona Pastel Artists Association's 2023 Open International Exhibition
February 19, 2023 to April 23, 2023
Phippen Museum in historic Prescott, Arizona
Call for Entries! Enter Arizona Pastel Artists Association's 2023 Open International Exhibition at the Phippen Museum in historic Prescott, Arizona, February 19 - April 23, 2023.
Deadline is December 18, 2022.

Please visit for registration and a prospectus.
PSC Aaron Schuerr 3-Day Workshop
May 10, 2023 to May 12, 2023
Location: Curtis Center for the Arts: 2349 E Orchard Rd, Greenwood Village, CO 80121
May 10, 11 & 12, 2023, 9 am - 4 pm

"Direct, Simple, Fresh and Honest"
From sketch to finished pastel, you'll learn to paint it in a way that is direct, simple, fresh, and honest. You'll engage in fun exercises designed to focus on value, color, and shape. From that foundation, you'll explore edges, atmospheric perspective, color relationships, composition, and mood. We'll talk about ways to get the most out of your colors through varied pressure, layering color, and broken color. Most importantly you'll learn to paint with greater intention. Through demonstrations, group discussions, painting exercises, and plenty of individual instruction, you will learn to approach the landscape in enthusiasm and confidence.
We will split our time between plein air and studio painting.

Current Members: $385 (includes processing fees)
Non-Members: $437 (includes processing fees)
Maximum: 15 students
Attendees will be sent additional information.

Cancellations: If you need to cancel before April 10, 2023, you will get a full refund minus $75 for processing. IF you need to cancel after April 10, you will only be able to get a refund (minus $75) if we have others on a waiting list that can take your spot. IF we have to cancel the workshop, you will receive a refund for the total amount paid.

Any questions please feel free to contact our workshop coordinator, Jane Christie 720-480-3683
19th Annual Mile High International Pastel Exhibition
May 12, 2023 to July 1, 2023
Curtis Center for the Arts: 2349 E Orchard Rd, Greenwood Village, CO 80121
Show Dates
May 12-July 1, 2023

JUROR AND JUDGE: Aaron Schuerr

Aaron Schuerr explains that "The heart of my work is in the outdoors, absorbing the pattern of light on the landscape. Actors speak of ‘being in the moment' immersing themselves so totally in story that everything else falls away. The open air is my stage, and in the best moments, I am lost in it. I have no desire to impress you with these paintings. Rather, I strive to share my experience with honesty and without fear." In order to satisfy his artist wanderlust he has traveled from remote villages in Morocco into the deep wildernesses of his home state of Montana. He has done solo painting treks across the Grand Canyon. In 2020 he was a guest on Kelly Clarkson Show discussing his plein air paintings. His work has been featured in several publications such as The Daily Telegraph, The Times of London, Southwest Art, Bored Panda, My Modern Met and Plein Air Magazine. Schuerr is a frequent contributing artist writer to The Pastel Journal and The Artist Magazine. He is represented by Illume Gallery, Montana, Trails Gallery and Huse/Skelly Fine Art Gallery. He lives in Livingston, Montana with his wife and three sons.

Registration Opens: November 22, 2023-March 15, 2023

Entry Deadline: Midnight, March 15, 2023
Mark this date on your calendar. Notifications of accepted paintings will be emailed on or before April 3, 2023

Show Opening: May 12, 2023

Show Closing Date: July 1, 2023

ENTRY FEE: For PSC members up to 3 paintings may be submitted at a fee of $45 plus an additional 3 paintings for $10 each. For non-members up to 3 paintings may be submitted for fee of $60 plus an additional 3 paintings for $15 each. The entry fee is non-refundable and must be paid at time of entry. Entry deadline is at midnight March 15, 2023. All entries must be made through

Aaron Schuerr Workshop: Direct, Simple, Fresh & Honest
We have invited him to present a 3-day Studio & Plein Air Workshop as part of this 2023 Mile High International Exhibition from Wed, May-10-Fri, May 12, 2023. More information will be posted on our website under Shows/Events on

Show Co-Chairs: Rita Bhasin, Anne Cooper Salazar
Contact: Rita Bhasin, 303-667-5092 and Anne Cooper Salazar 303-905-5741

Download and read the prospectus from our Resources page.
Crested Butte Plein Air Invitational 2023
August 12, 2023 to August 27, 2023
Crested Butte, CO
Crested Butte is a special place, being among the most beautiful mountain painting locations in the United States. Crested Butte has reasonable roads extending into a wide variety of pristine backcountry areas. The Elk Mountain Range, one of the most significant and high ridges in the 48 states, passes within ten miles of Crested Butte. Numerous other lesser ridges surround Crested Butte, providing an endless array of top shelf painting options. Also Crested Butte has the most picturesque downtown in Colorado, full of brightly colored original mining architecture.

In addition, Crested Butte has an excellent ski area, which over time has collected many second homeowners and Crested Butte lovers who are also highly qualified art patrons. I have had a gallery in Crested Butte since 2007, and have sold thousands of paintings by myself and by other painters into this market.

We have some of the most accomplished landscape painters in the country leading the event as Invited artists. These include Bill Anton, Jay Moore, Josh Elliott, Ray Roberts, Carolyn Lord, Katie Odom, and Dave Santillanes, just to name a handful. The event also has an Open Artist category in which any painter can participate by submitting paintings through a free jury process. The only parameter is that the paintings need to be new and plausibly of the Crested Butte area.

The event is happening at the new and spectacular Crested Butte Center for the Arts, in the main gallery and in a large tent gallery in a rear courtyard. We will have the space to hang at least 300 paintings and will have a patron group to match.

The Invitational is a way for your painters to interact with me and my gallery, which could potentially lead to representation here and in Telluride, where I will be opening a second gallery. Crested Butte and Telluride are the two most beautiful mountain towns in Colorado with significant art markets. I need plein air painters to launch and sustain the Telluride gallery and to grow the Crested Butte gallery.

Take a look at the gallery and Invitational websites for more information.
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