SHOWS AND EVENTS

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!
THAT'S AMORE, 2021 Online Show
December 15, 2020 to February 1, 2021
www.PSCShows.com
JUROR & AWARDS JUDGE, BETHANY FIELDS, BIOGRAPHY
Bethany Fields is an American contemporary artist working in pastel. She has gained recent national recognition with exhibits at the Salmagundi Club, The National Arts Club, both in NYC, and the Butler Institute of American Art in Ohio. She regularly hosts and teaches workshops around the country and is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America, Degas Pastel Society, American Women Artists and is a Master Circle member of IAPS (International Association of Pastel Societies). She is also a member of the American Impressionist Society. Bethany has featured in the press multiple times, including in Pastel Journal magazine and Southwest Art Magazine.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
  • Registration Opens: December 15, 2020
  • Entry Deadline: Midnight, February 1, 2021
  • The entry fee, the entry form, and digital images of the artwork must be submitted no later than Midnight February 1, 2021. Mark this date on your calendar. There will be no exceptions to deadlines, specs or rules.
  • Notifications of accepted paintings will be emailed February 10-12, 2021.
  • Show Opening: February 14, 2021 online at https://pscshows.com/annual-online-show.html
  • Show Closing Date: April 14, 2021

Show Co-Chairs: Sarah St. George & Jeannette Stutzman
Contact: onlinechairs@pscshows.com


Download and read the prospectus from our Resources Page or by clicking this link: https://pastelsocietyofcolorado.org/pdfs/that's_amore_prospectus.pdf
17th Annual Mile High International Pastel Exhibition
May 8, 2021 to June 26, 2021
Curtis Center for the Arts, 2349 E Orchard Road Greenwood Village, CO 80121
We are now accepting entries for the 2021 Mile High International Pastel Exhibition!

ENTRY DEADLINE: March 17th, 2021 at Midnight

Download the Full Prospectus from our website under Resources: https://pastelsocietyofcolorado.org/pdfs/17th_annual_mhnp_exhibition_prospectus_.pdf

Juror and Awards Judge: Alain J. Picard
The PSC is proud to announce that the juror and awards judge is Alain J. Picard. Alain J. Picard is an award-winning artist, instructor, author and speaker. His acclaimed pastel and oil paintings have been exhibited throughout the US, Europe, China and the UK. Alain travels internationally as an art instructor, demonstrator, speaker and artistic advocate for the vulnerable.

Alain's work and writing have been featured on numerous occasions in such publications as The Artist's Magazine, The Pastel Journal, and Practique des Arts. In an effort to share his passion for art, Alain has written three instructional books, including "Mastering Pastel" and "Beginning Drawing," and stars in a growing collection of instructional art videos.

Alain has lectured and demonstrated for The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Arts Club in New York City, Vose Galleries in Boston, MA, the IAPS Convention in Albuquerque, NM, and the Biennial International Pastel Art Exhibition at Ming Gallery in Suzhou, China.

Alain has garnered top awards in esteemed exhibitions, including the Pastel Society of America, The American Artists Professional League, Hudson Valley Art Association, the Portrait Society of America, and the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS). He is a judge and juror of international exhibitions, and a sought-after portrait artist and landscape painter. He makes his home in Connecticut with his wife and two sons.

ELIGIBILITY:   
The 17th Annual Mile High International Pastel Exhibition 2021 juried show is open to any pastel artist 18 years of age or older. The PSC Exhibition Policy includes: 
  • Original paintings only accepted.  
  • No work from copyrighted images or photographs taken by anyone other than the submitting artist.  
  • Duplicate paintings are not accepted and will be rejected. 
  • If used in your paintings, collage materials must be created by the artist.  
  • All artwork must be at least 80% soft pastel.  
  • Work done under supervision in a class or workshop is not eligible.  
  • Paintings must have been completed within the last two years and not previously shown in any Pastel Society of Colorado exhibitions. Any painting identified as shown previously in a PSC exhibition will be rejected OR, if discovered after jurying, will remain in the exhibition and the artist will be suspended from the next two Mile High International Pastel Exhibitions. The painting will also not be eligible for any awards.  
  • If artwork juried into the show is not delivered, then the artist will be prohibited from entering future PSC sponsored shows for two years.
 
 
ENTRY FEE:  For PSC Members up to 3 paintings may be submitted at a fee of $45 plus an additional 2 paintings for $10 each. For Non-Members up to 3 paintings may be submitted at a fee of $55 plus an additional 2 paintings for $15 each.  (Example:  Member enters 3 = $45; 4 = $55, 5 = $65; Non-Member 3 = $55, 4 = $70, 5 = $85.)  Entry fee is nonrefundable and must be paid at time of entry. Entry deadline is at midnight on the date listed above.  All entries must be made through OnlineJuriedShows.com. To become a member of PSC please go to www.pastelsocietyofcolorado.org/membership. PSC membership fees are $40 annually.

Online Entry: Use the link below to go to Online Juried Shows (OJS) to submit entries. When entering online for the first time, follow the instructions to open an account and create a password. Record your password, because you will reuse it for reviewing the status of your entries and for future entries with OJS. Then go to "Apply To Calls" and scroll down to find and select the 17th Annual Mile High International Pastel Exhibition. Follow the directions for entry. When filling out your artwork information for this show, please be sure all information is correct, including spelling of your name and the artwork's title, as well as pricing of artwork. All information is entered by the artist and is used AS IS for labels and the catalogue. By providing the images and other information, the artist gives permission through this entry for the Pastel Society of Colorado to use the images of the accepted paintings for reference, printed materials, and online postings, as well as in future advertising. At the end of your entry process, payment can be made using PayPal account or a valid credit card. No changes can be made after the entry deadline listed above. 

DELIVERY OF ACCEPTED WORK:    
Paintings must be shipped via FedEx or UPS to the following agent and must be
received April 26, 2021:
Curtis Center for the Arts
2349 E Orchard Road
Greenwood Village, CO 80121
Attention: Chris Steven

Show Co-Chairs are Jeannette Stutzman 303-202-5859 & Sarah St. George 303-674-3561 at mhchairs@pastelsocietyofcolorado.org. Email or call with questions.

We have two workshops planned in conjunction with the exhibit;
Landscape Workshop: Monday, May 17 - Wednesday, May 19, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Portrait Workshop: Thursday, May 20 - Friday, May 21, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
See details below...
Alain J Picard: 3 Day Landscape Workshop
May 17, 2021 to May 19, 2021
Curtis Center for the Arts, 2349 E Orchard Road Greenwood Village, CO 80121
Three-Day Landscape Workshop
Tentative Date: May 17-19, 2021

Workshop Description: The Painterly Landscape
Loosen up your landscapes using the painterly approach! This workshop will empower you with successful strategies for loosening up your work with bold marks and fresh color. Learn to simplify complex scenes into clear shapes, values, and edges. Organize these shapes into strong design and color combinations using bold, expressive marks to interpret your environment for that lush painterly look. Learn innovative approaches to color through the use of underpainting techniques and interpretive color strategies that will break you out of your routine.
Every morning, Alain will demonstrate a painterly approach to the landscape from start to finish, focusing on a unique subject and approach. Students will then respond to the lesson, beginning with morning exercises to loosen up their work and learn techniques to simplify the subject. Students will progress to loosely finished landscape paintings by end of day. A constructive and encouraging group critique will wrap up our workshop together.

What will the students learn?
• How to work in a painterly style
• How to clarify your vision for each painting
• How breakthrough creative barriers and paint more confidently
• How to design dynamic compositions
• How to simplify complex scenes into a pattern of clear shapes
• How to loosen up your strokes and make bold marks of color
• How to simplify and see value and interpret color choices
• How to use underpainting techniques that will activate your scene
• How to take risks that will lead to new discoveries in your work
• And lots more!

• Class size: maximum is 18, minimum ____
• Medium: Pastel
• Supply List: http://picardstudio.com/supplies
• Student Level: beginner to advanced

Workshop Schedule:
Studio Workshop from 9:30am - 4:30pm
Lunch from 12:30 - 1:30pm daily
Constructive Group Critique from 3:30 - 4:30 PM on Wednesday, May 19, 2021

• Class size: maximum is 18, minimum ____
• Medium: Pastel
• Supply List: http://picardstudio.com/supplies
• Student Level: intermediate to advanced

Please note that the workshop dates may need to change based on COVID restrictions as we get closer to the dates. We WILL have the workshops but our options are:
- have them in person as scheduled
- reschedule them to a later date
- do them as virtual workshops
We will do our best to have them as scheduled and will keep you informed as we get closer to the dates.
Alain J Picard: 2 Day Portrait Workshop, "The Painterly Portrait"
May 20, 2021 to May 21, 2021
Curtis Center for the Arts, 2349 E Orchard Road Greenwood Village, CO 80121
Two-Day Portrait Workshop
Tentative Date: May 20-21, 2021

Workshop Description: The Painterly Portrait
Learn to develop lifelike portrait paintings, whether working from the live model or photographic references. We'll cover all the techniques necessary to create stunning portraits in pastel, practicing on the live model as well as our own references. We will light, pose and photograph the model together, developing our own reference materials, then learning to design the portrait, create lifelike skin tones, and apply the painterly approach to portraiture. We'll also cover techniques for refining the portrait. Alain understands that portraits can be intimidating and has developed an approach that creates a relaxed and encouraging learning environment for all involved.

Alain will demonstrate each morning based on the day's theme. Students will then work from the live model on day one, and from their own reference materials on day two to develop lifelike portraits with generous personalized instruction at their easels. The workshop will conclude with an encouraging group critique on the last day.

What will the students learn?
• How to work from a live model with more confidence
• How to use reference photographs to create lifelike portraits
• How to block in the portrait with simple shapes
• How to work in a painterly style by making bold marks
• Underpainting techniques for portraiture
• How to see value, color, and color intensity to identify skin tones
• Create dynamic compositions
• How to transfer your sketch to the surface in the correct scale and proportion
• How to refine and blend without overworking
• How to create exciting backgrounds in your portraits
• And lots more!


• Class size: maximum is 18, minimum ____
• Medium: Pastel
• Supply List: http://picardstudio.com/supplies
• Student Level: intermediate to advanced

Workshop Schedule:
Studio Workshop from 9:30am-4:30pm
Lunch from 12:30-1:30pm daily
Constructive Group Critique from 3:30 - 4:30 PM on May 21, 2021

Please note that the workshop dates may need to change based on COVID restrictions as we get closer to the dates. We WILL have the workshops but our options are:
- have them in person as scheduled
- reschedule them to a later date
- do them as virtual workshops
We will do our best to have them as scheduled and will keep you informed as we get closer to the dates.
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