Perspectives - The Pastel Society of Colorado Members Show
August 12, 2022 to October 7, 2022
The Great Frame Up, 430 Main Street, Longmont CO
Gallery Info: 303-772-7293

Perspective is technically the art of drawing or painting on a plane or curved surface the spatial relation of objects as they might appear to the eye. But more importantly, it also represents the artist's point of view and how they see things in the world they inhabit. This show will display the wide-ranging perspectives artists have no matter where they are in their pastel art journey. Submission for the show is not juried and is open to all current PSC members.

Call for entries opens: May 01, 2022
Extended Deadline for entries: August 5, 2022 (by midnight)
Drop-off: August 9-10 10:30am - 3:00 pm (Hanging: August 11)
Deadline for shipped work: Artwork to arrive the week prior to August 10
Show Opening and Reception: Friday, August 12, 5:00pm - 8:00pm (Awards Presentation at 6:30pm)
Show Ends: Friday, October 7, 2022
Artwork Pick-up: Saturday, October 8 and Monday, October 10, 10:30am - 3:00pm

AWARDS JUDGE: The Pastel Society of Colorado is pleased to present the show's awards judge, Chuck Ceraso.
All awards are made at the discretion of our judge. All awards will be final with no exchanges or substitutions.

Chuck Ceraso studied painting and sculpting at the University of Notre Dame and painting with Henry Hensche, the well-known painter and teacher of the Cape School in Provincetown, MA. Hensche taught for over 60 years until his death in 1991.

Chuck has been a sought after instructor at the Denver Art Museum, the Art Students League of Denver and the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities for many years. He also holds ongoing classes in his gallery and studio in Lafayette, CO. His work can be found in public and private collections throughout the U.S. and Europe.

I have been fascinated with painting from the actual experience of sight as opposed to painting from a set of rules or theories as taught by many artists. Using the principles of seeing that I learned from Henry, I continue to discover a fresh vision of the world as simply an arrangement of colored shapes. Science has verified that color vision is a much more complex and fascinating phenomenon than any theory or formula can ever predict.

Painting can be about much more than making pictures. It can be a means of seeing the world and ourselves with new eyes. It can be a process of endless revelation for both the artist and the viewer. -- Chuck Ceraso


ENTRY FEE: Up to two (2) paintings may be submitted at a fee of $36.00. The entry fee is non-refundable and paid at the time of entry.

Co-Chairs Contact Info:
Xenia Sease or 303-261-5153
Pamm Iannazz or 303-823-2409
Simplifying for Strength- with Kim Lordier
September 29, 2022 to October 1, 2022
Parker Arts, Culture & Events (PACE) 20000 Pikes Peak Avenue Parker, CO 80138
9 am - 5 pm including set-up and clean-up daily

Do you find yourself caught up with the detail in your paintings? Do you wish for a bolder impact from across the room?
Let's dive a little deeper into composition and values. Let's dig a little deeper into orchestrating color harmony to strengthen and support our concept.

Weather permitting be prepared to work both indoors and on location.

Let's work hard and have some fun doing it!

Kim Lordier
Native to the San Francisco Bay Area and a graduate of the Academy of Art University, San Francisco CA, Kim Lordier combines keen observation and sensitivity to her award winning landscapes. In 2002 she was introduced to the art of the Early California Impressionists at the Oakland Museum. Currently, Lordier's paintings are in private collections throughout the country, and have been exhibited at the Autry Museum, Coors Western Art Show in Denver, National Arts Club NY, Haggin Museum, Forbes Galleries, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Irvine Museum and the Laguna Art Museum.

Her work has been showcased on the cover of Art of the West, Southwest Art, and The Pastel Journal, as well as featured in Art of the West, PleinAir Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, Western Art and Architecture, The Pastel Journal, American Artist and The Artist Magazine.

Most recently, Lordier received the Patrons Choice Award at Maynard Dixon Country in Mt. Carmel Utah.

Kim is a Signature Member of the California Art Club, the Pastel Society of America, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, and a Distinguished Pastelist of the Pastel Society of the West Coast. A coveted workshop instructor, Kim leads workshops across the country.

University of San Francisco, BFA Illustration 1989
Academy of Art University, San Francisco BFA Illustration 1989

COVID restrictions: All participants must provide proof of full vaccination against Covid-19, including boosters as appropriate, to Contact email below. Local Covid restrictions will be followed at the time of workshop.

Contact: Lisa Camilla Hale

Workshop Fee: (including processing fees)
PSC Members $509
Non-Members $560

Cancellations: If you need cancel before August 29, 2022 you will get a full refund minus $75 for processing. If you need to cancel within the month of September you will only be able to get a refund (minus $75) if we have others on a waiting list that can take your spot. If we have to cancel the workshop you will get a refund for the total amount paid.

Maximum students: 15
There are currently 13 signed up, with 2 spaces open (August 6, 22)
PSC's 2022 Pastel Camp
October 15, 2022
Clements Community Center 1580 Yarrow Street in Lakewood
Registration is open for the PSC's 2022 Pastel Camp!
Building upon the success of last fall's inaugural PSC Pastel Camp, a sequel is scheduled for Saturday, October 15, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm at the Clements Community Center, 1580 Yarrow Street in Lakewood. Jeannette Stutzmann, our lead instructor, will offer a supportive and informative curriculum for beginning pastel painters, as well as those who wish to review the basics and gain new insights into this wonderful medium. Jeannette will provide a combination of explanation and demonstration at the easel, as well as hands-on exercises for students. An additional assistant instructor will support each table of four participants with clarifications and encouragement, as needed.

Share news of this wonderful opportunity with friends (high school age and above) who have expressed interest in pastel painting and/or sign yourself up now! Instruction and all materials are provided for a registration fee of $20 plus processing fees.

Please direct any questions you have about the Pastel Camp to Susan Foster (, chair of the PSC Education Committee.

Maximum 28 students
PSC Signature/Master Signature Show, "Taking MORE Chances"
October 21, 2022 to November 10, 2022
Bitfactory Gallery 851 Santa Fe Drive, Denver
Deadline for entries is Friday, October 7th, at midnight.
Desmond O'Hagen will be our judge of awards.
Reception; Friday, October 21st (details TBA)

Attention Signature and Master Signature Members!!
Our Master/Signature Show is open and taking registrations for both the show and the workshop!

"Taking MORE Chances" will be an in-person show at Bitfactory Gallery at 851 Santa Fe Drive in Denver.

Signature and Master Signature members have an opportunity to once again "step outside the box" with new or experimental work.

This show is NOT juried for entry, so it is the artist's choice what paintings to show. There is NO need to submit images, only to enter by the deadline.

A body of work, 3 to 5 pieces, will be hung showing some commonality or theme that relates them all.

Delivery to Bitfactory will be on October 14 between 11:30 am and 2:30 pm.

The Prospectus may be found online on our PSC website, under Resources.

*** Remember! You do not need to submit images! Just enter the show and bring your paintings to Bitfactory on October 14th.

Show Co-Chairpersons are Karen Spotts and Sandy Marvin
Desmond O'Hagen Workshop
November 19, 2022 to November 20, 2022
The Experimental Pastel--Landscapes, Figurative, etc. with Desmond O'Hagen

"This 2-day workshop explores experimentation in the process of painting. A primary goal is to have each participant step out of their comfort zone to pursue alternative ideas, methods and techniques. An essential element of painting is personal artistic growth, and experimentation is crucial. We will explore expressionism and abstract art and how to incorporate elements of both in representational pastels. My teaching method is customized to each participant's needs and includes daily lectures and demos."

Dates: November 19 and 20, 2022
Hours: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where: TBA/Denver
Deadline to sign up: November 5th, 2022

PSC Current Members: $295 + processing fees
Non-Members: $345 + processing fees
Maximum: 11 students (we will take a wait-list)

Cancellations: If you need cancel before October 19th, 2022 you will get a full refund minus $75 for processing. If you need to cancel after October 19th you will only be able to get a refund (minus $75) if we have others on a waiting list that can take your spot. If we have to cancel the workshop you will get a refund for the total amount paid.
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