PSNC "Pure Color" Online Show
September 1, 0201 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
PSC Online 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!
2019 PSC Mile High National Pastel Exhibition
May 11, 2019 to June 29, 2019
Curtis Center for the Arts, 2349 E Orchard Rd, Greenwood Village, CO 80121
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Dates & Deadlines
No longer accepting entries
Notifications: Emailed week of Monday, April 8, 2019

Deadline for shipped work (to arrive at Curtis Center on or before): May 1, 2019
Hand Delivery of work: May 1 & 2, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 11, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Show Closes: Saturday, June 29, 2019
Pickup Work: July 1-3, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Email the Show Chairs:
Contact: Sandy Marvin, Show Co-Chair,
Marla Sullivan, Show Co-Chair,

Prospectus online via our Resources page, under show prospectus.

Download a pdf of the show catalog here:

Visit our Resources page for a list and links for the show Sponsors!

View an online flipbook of the show catalog here!
2019 PSC Members Show
May 15, 2019 to June 22, 2019
Western Colorado Center for the Arts (the Art Center) in Grand Junction
No longer accepting entries

Another opportunity to showcase your art will be the 2019 PSC Members Show, hosted by the Western Colorado Center for the Arts (the Art Center) in Grand Junction.

The Members Show will open on May 15 and close on June 22, 2019. The Opening Reception will be held in the evening on June 7 at the Art Center during the First Friday event.

Click here to view and print the show prospectus.

Arrangements for art delivery from the Front Range will be made.

Colorado Artist, Bev Lee, will be the judge for the PSC 2019 Members Show. Bev is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, a Master Signature member of the Pastel Society of Colorado, and a Master Circle Member of IAPS.

Our Judge is Bev Lee
Bev is inspired by light and color when painting. Still life and people are often her favorite subjects, although she also enjoys painting animals. Her distinctive style captures the emotion of her subjects in a painterly realistic way.

While Bev studied at Mesa State College (now Colorado Mesa University), she is basically self taught. Bev has studied in workshops offered by Doug Dawson, Terry Ludwig, Xiang Zhang and Daniel Greene. She paints in both pastel and oils using a style and technique of layering on of rich vibrant color.

Bev has been juried into numerous competitions, receiving many awards including "Best of Show" and "People's Choice." Her paintings can be found in both private and corporate collections throughout the country. Bev has been featured and her works published in the Pastel Artist International, the Artist Magazine, the International Artist Magazine and the Pastel Journal. Two of her paintings have been in the top 100 in the Pastel Journal. Her book, Painting Children secrets to capturing childhood moments, is available through North Light Books/Fw publications. Bev is one of 40 artists featured in the North Light book, Sketchbook Confidential.
2019 Plein Air Competition in Rio Blanco County, Colorado
June 15, 2019 to June 29, 2019
That is right - you can paint on a mountain top for the 2019 Plein Air Competition in Rio Blanco County, Colorado!

Artist Nancy Martin from Glenwood Springs is our judge this year. Her work is included in private and corporate collections in the United States and Europe. Her artist bio is attached for more information.

We will be offering $1000 Best of show, $500 second place, $300 Third place.

Let me know if you have any questions, concerns or comments. The Meeker Arts and Cultural Council (MACC) is facilitating the event in conjunction with the Meeker Chamber this year and then it will be managed 100% by MACC in 2020.

Meeker Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 869/ 710 Market Street, Meeker, CO 81641
(970) 878-5510
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:
CHROMA, PSC 2019 Online Show Entries
August 16, 2019

Registration Opens: April 2, 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!
Notifications of accepted paintings will be emailed on or before August 9-11, 2019.


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!
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.
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