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

2020 Call for Entries
PSC is proud to announce that the 16th Annual Mile High International Pastel Exhibition is now open for entries.

The exhibition is open to members and non-members worldwide and the deadline for submissions is July 3, 2020 at midnight.

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.

Please go to for prospectus and to enter. Prospectus is also available at

Important dates:
Entry deadline: Friday, July 3rd, midnight
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
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 1, 5-8pm
Kim Lordier Pastel Workshop: Monday, September 28-Wednesday, September 30 (watch the shows/events page for registration when available)
Show closes: Saturday, Oct 31
Pick up work:  November 2-4

Mile High Show Co-chairs:
Norbert Nagel

Sandy Marvin
Artists' Gallery at The Great Frame Up
June 8, 2020 to July 3, 2020
430 Main Street Longmont, Colorado 80501
June Artists' Gallery
430 Main Street, Longmont, Colorado 80501

Call (303) 772-7293 or email me ( to sign up

I am seeking artists to hang in our gallery for a special June, 2020, art show in our Artists' Gallery. Depending on how many artists sign up will determine how many pieces will be accepted, though there will be a minimum of three per artists. Once I know how many artists have signed up, I will notify you as to the number of pieces you can display by June 5. Please limit the size of the artwork to 24"X36" frame size.

The following are the various dates associated with your show:
Deadline for signing up: June 1
Notification of number of art pieces: June 5
Dates to hang your artwork: June 8 & 9, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Show End Date: July 3
Dates to pick up artwork: July 3 & 6, 10:30am - 4:30pm

The cost for the show is only $40.00 per artist. You will want to provide the labels for your artwork with the price, title, etc. There is a 35% consignment percentage, so take that into consideration when pricing your artwork. All artwork in the show must be for sale.

Once signed up, please email me three images of your artwork,, no later than June 1, so that I can include them in our website and/or Facebook posts related to this show.

As an artist in this show, you are also entitled to a special discount on picture framing materials and services with our store. The discount is 25% off all custom frame mouldings, materials (i.e., mats, glass, foam board, etc.) and labor. The discount is valid until June 1, 2020, and can be used for any artwork, including artwork not used for the show; you need only to present a copy of this letter when placing the order to receive this special discount.
You will be hanging your own artwork. I would plan on about one to two hours for hanging the artwork and I will provide all of the hooks, tools, etc. Most of the parking around the gallery has a 2-hour limit (until 6:00), so please keep that in mind while hanging. If you are unable to hang your own artwork or have problems with any of the dates or times for hanging or picking up your artwork, let me know and we should be able to work around it. All artwork that is to be hung in the show needs to be properly framed, including a wire. Please, no sawtooth hangers, cleats, or exposed glass edges. Artwork must be hung using the picture framing hooks we provide, no screws, tapes or adhesives. If the artwork is on canvas and is intended to be hung unframed by a customer, the edges of the artwork must be painted or otherwise finished. If you are unsure if your artwork meets the requirements, please contact me.
You can sign up for the show by calling or emailing me. If at any point you have a question, do not hesitate to give me a call. I am looking forward to a great show.

Dave Iannazzo
PSC 2020 Member Show, Emergence From Quarantine
June 12, 2020 to August 12, 2020
The Pastel Society of Colorado Emergence Member Show
June 12, 2020 - August 12, 2020
Tom Lockhart, Awards Judge

Emergence from Quarantine is all about the transition of artists from novice to expert. This show allows for all artists no matter where they are in their art journey. Beginning artists will have their work display next to seasoned artists with decades of art experience. Art competitions are a wonderful way to build confidence, get your artwork and name into the art community, and connect with great like-minded people.

Show dates: June 12 - August 12, 2020
No longer accepting entries
Show sales close August 12, 2020. Paintings will be displayed online until posts go live for the 2021 Member Show.

Best of Show: Sarah St. George
First Place: Yael Maimon
Second Place: Pamm Iannazzo
Third Place: Diane Fechenbach
Ludwig Award: Barbara Churchley
4 Honorable Mentions: Cliff Austin, Katherine Irish, Jan Lewis and Virginia Unseld


The Pastel Society of Colorado is pleased to present our awards judge, Tom Lockhart.

Tom Lockhart is a representational landscape artist who was born and raised in the heart of the San Luis Valley of southern Colorado. Lockhart feels that solid drawing, correct values and colors, along with the atmospheric effects of light within the landscape are some of the keys to a visually stimulating and interesting image. Painting from life, en plein air as often as possible, helps to reinforce these visual stimulants when it comes to painting the landscape. Lockhart has been working as a professional artist for over thirty years. Being primarily a self-taught artist, he has learned to seek out information not only from painting from life outdoors, but also studying with top professional working artists. To help to further his knowledge and skill, he feels that nothing takes the place of study, hard work, and painting hundreds of paintings.

Several recent awards include: Top 100 Finalists in National Oil and Acrylic Painters (NOAPS), National Exhibition Showcase 2018, as well as the 2016 Online Exhibition & Merit Award Winner. Oil Painters of America (OPA) Western Regional 2017, as well as Signature membership in NOAPS, OPA, and Colorado WatercolorSociety (CWS). He has gained Third Place in CWS Statewide Exhibition in 2018, and Best of Show in three Plein Air Competitions in Colorado in 2011. Lockhart was awarded Region III Silver Medal in the National Arts for the Parks in 1994 and 2004. He has been featured in Art of the West Magazine, Jul/Aug 2018, May/Jun 1998, Southwest Art Magazine 2006, and American Artists Watercolor Magazines in 2000.

CO-SHOW CHAIR CONTACT: (goes to Nancy and Pat)
Nancy Welter, Co-Chair, 720-480-5903
Pat Sebern, Co-Chair, 214-763-1874

$750+ in cash awards. All awards are made at the discretion of our judge. All awards will be final.

Download and print the UPDATED show prospectus from our Resources page of this website or click here to download.
Workshop: Simplifying For Strength with Kim Lordier
September 28, 2020 to September 30, 2020
Evergreen Fire & Rescue Admin Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen, CO 80439
Date: September 28, 2020-September 30, 2020
Hours: 9am - 4pm
Evergreen Fire Station: 1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen, CO 80439

Simplifying For Strength with Kim Lordier

Are you interested in finding a way to not be constrained by your photo reference or the scene before you? Do you want to grab the viewer's attention from across the room with your painting?

Join Kim in this three day workshop where we will explore simplifying design and values to strengthen the impact of your paintings. Day one there will be a power point presentation and exercises to solidify a better understanding of value, design, color and edges. Day two and three will be demonstration and lots of time at the easel. We will work hard and have fun!

Members $475 + processing fees
Non-members $535 + processing fees

Cancellation Policy consists of an emailed or written cancel notification, then a refund of the registration fee, less a $75 administrative fee will be allowed until August 27, 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 16 students
**As of June 16, there is 1 spot left for registration**

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