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!
2018/19 PSC 20 Page Full-Color Printed Calendar Fundraiser
June 28, 2018
Also available for Purchase at PACE during the Mile High National Pastel Exhibition Opening Reception, Thursday, July 12, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at PACE (Parker Arts, Culture & Events Center), 20000 Pikes Peak Avenue, Parker, CO 80138

We will place a second print run if demand is higher than supply...
• Great Collector's Item
• Each month features a winning pastel painting selected by our judge, signature member, Jane Christie. Jane was the Best of Show winner for the 2017/18 PSC Calendar.
• Following the months, there are 4 pastel paintings selected as honorable mentions.
• Support the medium of soft pastel and the Pastel Society of Colorado!
• October 2018 through December 2019!

The Calendar price is $20/each plus credit card processing and shipping fees. Through the link below you can select, 1, 2, or 6 calendars for purchase. Payments are processed by PayPal and you can pay with either a credit card or a PayPal account.

NOTE: Calendars will ship to your mailing address. If you would like to order to ship to another address please email Jeannette Stutzman at
2018 PSC Small Works Show & Sale
September 20, 2018 to October 21, 2018
Mary Williams Fine Arts, Boulder, CO
SHOW DATES: DEC. 6, 2018 - JAN 31, 2019
Don't miss this show at Mary Williams Fine Arts in Boulder!
5311 Western Avenue, Boulder, CO 80301

Small Paintings with Big Impact! Click HERE to view the complete show


Our Show Judge and Juror is DAVE SANTILLANES!
Dave is a highly recognized painter from the Colorado front range. Please visit his website to see his paintings:

Important Dates:
• Show Closes Jan 31, 2019
• Pickup date/time to be announced

Congratulations to Our Awards Winners! See the Awards Winners at
Sponsored by:
Learn to Prepare Your Show Entries & a Lot More! (Jan 2019)
January 19, 2019
RMCAD, 1600 Pierce St, Lakewood, CO 80214
Taught by Jeannette Stutzman
RMCAD, Texas Building, Room 222 (computer lab)

Learn to Prepare Your Show Entries & a Lot More!

  • Photography vs Scanning your Artwork; image quality
  • What is Resolution? DPI vs PPI and how that relates for print and web...
  • What are Pixels?
  • What does it mean when someone says to make an image 1024 px wide?
  • What is a jpg? Understanding quality vs compression...
  • File Naming and File Formats
  • What happens if I re-save jpg files?
  • RGB vs. CMYK
  • Intro to Color Adjustments

Most juried shows are now using services such as Online Juried Shows or Zapplication to handle entries. They each have specific requirements for the type and size of files you send and may disqualify entries that do not meet those requirements.

Just in time for our 2019 Member Show and Mile High National Show, Jeannette will expertly and kindly walk us through the process, with demos and with individual help.

This time we'll be in a RMCAD computer lab and you are welcome to use one of their computers or you can bring your laptop if you have one and prefer to be using your own computer. Also please bring a prospectus or two and some photos of your art to work with. We'll be using a free online photo editor (using WiFi) or you can use Photoshop or Elements if that's what you use/have on your computer. The classroom computers have Photoshop installed and all are online. Jeannette will be using a projector for the demos.

Please arrive between 10am (when they open) and 10:20 to set settled and setup. Class will start at 10:30am. Demo and discussion will be from 10:30-12:30 and individual help from 12:30-2:00. There will be demos and handouts to follow as well as Q&A.

Jeannette is a full-time graphic designer with over 30 years of experience in design as well as 15 years experience teaching computer basics, page layout, photoshop, computer illustration and visual design at Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design (RMCAD).

Bring a snack or bag lunch. No food is allowed in the computer labs but we can take a short break at lunch time. No food vendors will be open on campus so please bring what you need. RMCAD sits on an aquifer and there are fresh water dispensers in the hallways but bring a bottle to fill. Water or other beverages need to be in cups with lids or screw on caps.

Cost is $50.00 (plus $2 for PayPal processing fees)
Barbara Jaenicke Workshop
May 8, 2019 to May 10, 2019
Curtis Center for the Arts
Registration opens for the Barbara Jaenicke Workshop (May 8-10) on January 4th, 6:00pm MST!! This is limited to 20 students, so sign up quickly! Registration Link through the button below
If you have any questions, please contact Ivadell Marie at

WHEN: 9:00 - 4:00, May 8 - 10 (Wednesday-Friday)

WHERE: Curtis Center for the Arts , 2349 East Orchard Road, Greenwood Village, CO 80121

COST: $385/members; $435/non-members (plus PayPal Processing fees)
($400 for Members and $450 for Non-Members with fees)

About the Workshop, from Barbara Jaenicke:
"Once you learn the mechanics of painting the landscape, it's time to learn how to add the magic…the poetry. We'll examine the difference between paintings that merely contain elements of the landscape, and those that convey a distinct visual message… and how to gain the skills necessary to accomplish this.
We'll cover some methods that will help you develop a strong composition and edit unnecessary details that detract from the emotion you want to convey. We'll also address how to make every stroke count, considering the particulars of how you apply pigment to surface and how the quality of the application will contribute to your painting's message.
Each day of the workshop will begin with a demonstration followed by students working on a specific painting exercise for the remainder of the day. Students will receive plenty of individual help from the instructor at the easel during their painting time.
This workshop is open to all levels, although artists with at least some basic painting experience will benefit most.

About Barbara Jaenicke (pronounced JAN-i-kee):
Barbara works in pastel and oil, and strives to capture light-filled landscapes in an impressionist style. She has earned the distinctions of Master Pastelist in the Pastel Society of America (PSA) and Eminent Pastelist in the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS), and holds Signature Memberships in the Oil Painters of America (OPA) and American Impressionist Society (AIS).
Her award highlights include 2nd Place in the 2018 AIS National Juried Show, Plein Air Magazine's Plein Air Salon competition wins in August/September 2017 (Best Water) and April/ May 2014 (2nd Place), multiple BoldBrush awards including Best of Show in March 2015, and the People's Choice award in the 2014 AIS Juried Exhibition. She has been featured in Southwest Art Magazine (October 2018), Plein Air Magazine (September 2018), Fine Art Connoisseur's "Three to Watch" column (February 2018), Southwest Art's "Artists to Watch" column (January 2017), and her work has been published numerous stints in the Pastel Journal.
After living in the Atlanta, Georgia area for 23 years, Barbara and her husband and son relocated in May of 2015 to Bend, Oregon. Primarily a landscape painter, she's excited to now explore and paint the spectacular scenery of central Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.

Following registration, you will be notified by Ivadell Marie, Workshop Chair, with details including Supply List, nearby hotels (if needed), restaurants, etc. If you have any questions about the workshop, please contact Ivadell at or 303.748.0141

2019 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
Entry Deadline: 11:59pm (PT), Saturday, March 9, 2019
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.
2019 PSC Members Show
May 15, 2019 to June 22, 2019
Western Colorado Center for the Arts (the Art Center) in Grand Junction
Now 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.

Gary Huber, renowned Wyoming pastelists and PSC member, has agreed to serve as judge of the show.

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. The deadline for your entries is March 16, 2019.

Click here to view and print the show prospectus.

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