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!
59th Annual Artists' Alpine Holiday Art Show
August 1, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Artist registration for the 59th Annual Artists' Alpine Holiday Art Show, in Ouray, Colorado will be open from March 25 - June 24, 2019. The show dates are August 1-10.

I hope you and your fellow artists will be interested in entering this historic and one of a kind, juried exhibit. Categories include; Oil/Acrylic, Watercolor, Drawing & Printmaking, Pastel, Mixed Media, Sculpture and Photography. All entries will be eligible for Best in Show ($500) and each category will have awards for first ($400), second ($200) and third ($100) place. Held during peak tourist season, the show attracts many visitors and generates a number of sales each year.

We receive work from artists near and far. If several of your members get their work juried in, then you might find it helpful to designate one person to deliver group work to Ouray. Work can also be shipped but must adhere to our shipping guidelines.

We look forward to your entries.

Go to for complete details and to register.
Georgetown Plein Air 2019
August 2, 2019 to August 3, 2019
Georgetown Plein Air 2019
Friday-Saturday, August 2nd-3rd, 2019
Exhibit & Sale August 3-18 at Georgetown Heritage Center
Call for Artists:
Beulah Valley Arts & Crafts Show
August 3, 2019 to August 4, 2019
Beulah, CO
Call for Entry
"Juried Art Show"

All artists are invited to participate. Entry is open and the show is judged in several categories:
Oil/acrylic, Watercolor, Pastel, Drawing, Photography, Sculpture and Mixed Media.
There will be cash awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes in each category.

Sandy Marvin will be able to transport art if you're not going to attend the show.
CHROMA, PSC 2019 Online Show Entries
August 16, 2019

Entry Deadline: Midnight, July 22, 2019
Show Opening: August 16, 2019
Show Closing Oct 16, 2019 (show will remain live online until the 2020 show but sales will end on Oct 16, 2019)

The entry fee, the entry form, and digital images of the artwork must be submitted no later than Midnight July 22, 2019. Please mark this date on your calendar! No Extended Deadline!

Notifications of accepted paintings will be emailed on or before August 9-11, 2019.

• This show does NOT limit to acceptance of only 1 piece per artist
• Paintings do not need to be for sale
• Open to PSC Members & Non-Members!
• Deadline will not be extended (July 22 at Midnight)
• No Shipping paintings required


Juror and Awards Judge: DAWN EMERSON
Dawn grew up in Marblehead, Massachusetts. After graduating from Brown University with a BA in English/Minor in Art in 1977, she began a career in graphic design and illustration. She became a book designer and art director for an educational publisher in the Boston area, until leaving to head west with her young family and husband in 1985. It was in Salt Lake City she discovered a passion for teaching art to children, and she continued teaching in the public schools after moving to Central Oregon in 1991. In 1992 she discovered the medium of pastel, and began taking workshops with well known pastel artists Sheila Reiman, Harley Brown, Albert Handell, Sally Strand, and others. By 1997 she was winning major awards for her pastel work, writing articles for various art publications, and teaching her own workshops. Dawn has spent the past 26 years creating art, teaching, and experimenting in her Central Oregon studio to push the boundaries of the pastel medium. In 2008 Dawn was introduced to printmaking by mentor Pat Clark. Printmaking led to new and exciting directions for Dawn's art expression and inspired the writing of a book titled "Pastel Innovations" in 2017 by NorthLight Publishers. Three new dvds were also produced by NorthLight, making a total of 6 instructional dvds now available. Dawn's work has been exhibited in many national exhibits, and is available through the Mockingbird Gallery in Bend, OR. Dawn is sought after as an art judge, workshop instructor, and inspiring demonstrator. Her passion is to help people find their own voice with art and to continue to grow as an artist. Visit her website:

  • Only digital images of original paintings will be accepted.
  • 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.
  • Paintings shown in any other Pastel Society of Colorado show are not eligible. Any painting identified as shown previously in a PSC exhibition will be rejected and the artist will not be able to enter another PSC show for 2 years. (This is a new rule for PSC Online shows.)

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. Entry deadline is midnight on July 22, 2019. Payment for the show can be made using the PayPal button on the PSC website.

REPRODUCTION OF IMAGES: Entering artists agree that images submitted into Chroma Online Show may be used by the PSC for promotional marketing.

AWARDS:Awards are made at the discretion of the judge, Dawn Emerson. All awards will be final with no exchanges or substitutions. The show will be displayed on the website with winners prominently exhibited. Cash prizes will be awarded, plus a Terry Ludwig certificate award.

SALES: PSC will connect any potential buyer with the artist. There will be a 10% commission to PSC. PSC accepts NO liability in the transaction of the sale.

SHIPPING: To be paid by the buyer or arranged by the artist. PSC accepts NO liability in the shipping of the artwork.

QUESTIONS: Our show chairs are Sarah St. George and Jeannette Stutzman and may be emailed at

For more information about the Pastel Society of Colorado:
3rd Annual Arts & Ales Festival
August 24, 2019
Artist Applications due May 18

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities is now accepting applications for the 3rd Annual Arts & Ales Festival. Artists from a variety of media are encouraged to apply.

All artists are selected by a jury. Work is chosen based on quality, originality, booth display and the number of artists within media. The artist application fee is $28.
The final deadline to apply is May 18, 2019.

About Arts & Ales:
Arts & Ales is an indoor/outdoor festival at the Arvada Center featuring Colorado craft beer, music, food trucks, family fun, and of course, art.

Date: August 24, 2019

Time: 10:00 am - " 6:00 pm

Location: Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities (interior and adjacent lawns and patios), 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, CO 80003

Event Highlights:
  • Colorado and regional artists exhibiting and selling their work
  • New this year, breakfast food and beverages!
  • Beer tents offering samples of the best Colorado craft brews
  • Beer seminars
  • Live music
  • Food trucks
  • Free parking
  • 2,000+ estimated festival attendees, plus hundreds more volunteers and vendors
  • Hands-on arts and other activities for kids and more!

Questions? Please contact Radhika Mahanty at or 720-244-4493.
Louisville Art Association's 34th Annual National Fine Art and Photography Show
August 31, 2019 to September 8, 2019
Louisville, CO
Exhibition Dates: August 31, 2019 - September 8, 2019

The 34th Annual 2019 National Fine Arts and Photography Show and Sale takes place in Louisville, Colorado, a beautiful historic city on Colorado's Front Range. The show and sale is part of Louisville's Labor Day celebrations, with many visitors and opportunities to sell artwork. $3,000 in cash awards/prizes.

The venue is the Louisville Center for the Arts, an old Victorian, turn-of-the-century, red brick schoolhouse. This historic venue offers participating artists the opportunity to display artwork in an elegant gallery setting. The show runs for nine days "from 8/31/2019 through 9/8/2019. Our Judge is Desmond O'Hagan from Denver, Colorado " We invite you to enter what is sure to be our most successful show yet!
PSNC "Pure Color" Online Show
September 1, 2019 to September 30, 2019
International Juried Exhibition of Pastel Paintings

Juror of Selection and Judge of Awards: Deborah LaFogg

$2000 in Cash Awards
First Place - $850
Second Place- $600
Third Place -$350
Honorable Mentions - 4 at $50 each

This is an online-only exhibit and will be published on the
Online Juried Shows Website and the PSNC website

This is an International Exhibition.
You do not have to be a member of the Pastel Society of North Carolina to enter.
This Exhibition is for soft pastels only; No oil pastels will be accepted

Participate in this unique opportunity!
Save the expenses of Framing, Shipping Materials, Shipping Expenses, and Shipping Agents!
There are no commissions on sales!
This is an excellent venue to have your work shown at a fraction of the cost!

Calendar of Events:
Online Entry Opening June 1, 2019
Online Entry Deadline August 2, 2019
Notice of Acceptance August 19, 2019
Online Show goes online September 1, 2019
Online Show closes September 30, 2019

Entry Fees
Member Pricing: $30 for up to 3 images for members of the Pastel Society of North Carolina. (Please make sure your membership dues are up-to-date). $10 each for up to 3 additional entries. A total of 6 entries allowed per artist.
Non-member Pricing: $40 for up to 3 images for artists not a member of the Pastel Society of North Carolina. $10 each for up to 3 additional entries. A total of 6 entries allowed per artist.

If you would like to become a member of the Pastel Society of North Carolina Visit our website, Membership fee -- $40
October 3, 2019 to October 6, 2019
The Millennium Event Center, 815 10th St, Greeley, CO, 80631
Show Dates: October 3, 4, 5 and 6, 2019

Type: National
Deadline to Apply: August 16, 2019
Apply at

Fees: $45/3 plus $10 each up to 3 additional entries (up to 6 total entries)
Juror, Patti Andre,
Photography Juror, Jill Bailey,

Categories: Acrylic, Ceramics, Drawing, Mixed Media, Oil, Pastel, Photography, Original Print Making, 3-D (Sculpture, Fiber & Ceramics) and Watercolor


Open Thursday, October 3, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Wine & Design Event: Design your Masquerade Mask for the Gala.

Open Friday, October 4, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm, Gala 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Awards Presentation during Gala, with Patti Andre and Jill Bailey presenting Awards.

Open Saturday, October 5, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open Sunday, October 6, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Artist Workshops to be held throughout the Event.
Pastel Society of Eastern Canada, International show
November 15, 2019 to November 24, 2019
Montreal, Canada
Deadline for Entries, August 15, 2019

Started in 1995, our society holds two major exhibitions per year, one for members only and one juried show in the fall, international every other year.

This being our international year, we wish to encourage you, our US neighbours, to benefit from the many advantages our Canadian situation has to offer.

  • Each year our show is held in downtown Montreal in a prestigious gallery
  • We exhibit approximately 100 works and give out over 5,000$ worth of awards in cash and prizes
  • To encourage participants from outside the country the year of the international show, one does not need to be a member.
  • The cost of transportation by ground is surprisingly reasonable.
  • The dollar exchange makes all fees about 30% below the US dollar.
  • Montreal is a dynamic, safe and friendly city should you wish to visit, with the French flavour of Europe, but very bilingual. Great restaurants, lots of lodging, from the finest hotels, to Airbnb's. Activities and atmosphere abound.
  • It is always a thrill to exhibit in a foreign country and become an international artist!
  • Our show is coming up November 15-24 and the deadline to submit is August 15.

For participants from outside Canada, there are some differences to the instructions to note:

1) The images of the works must be sent to the email address and the registration form sent to Sylvie St-Georges, as indicated on the information document.

But the registration fee and the 5$ per painting hanging fee must be paid by Paypal to our treasurer, Monique Tatlock, at her email address:

2) Calendar: The acceptance or refusal message will be sent by email, not by regular mail.

3) If accepted, the paintings must arrive by September 30th, at the latest.

Email Lyette Archambault at for entry forms

Visit PSEC website at
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