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 Greeting Card Fundraiser Competition
February 6, 2019 to April 1, 2019
ENTRY DEADLINE: April 1, 2019
Entry Fee: $15 per image (up to 5 images)

This year the PSC is happy to announce this year's fundraising opportunity for the organization! This year we will be doing a BOXED SET OF GREETING CARDS for sale to members and the public! The cards will be available at the Mile High reception, our meetings, on our website and possibly at IAPS if we can arrange a table there.

You can enter the same pieces you entered into the Mile High Exhibition, Member Show, Online Show!

20 PAINTINGS WILL BE SELECTED! The Best of Show painting will be presented on the top of the set!

All proceeds will benefit the PSC, specifically our education programs. These cards will showcase a print collection of beautiful pastel artworks by members of the Pastel Society of Colorado!

Submission is open to current PSC members only. If you are not a member but would like to join PSC, please visit our website "Become a Member" page at Membership is $40/year.

All members are encouraged to submit digital images of their work.
 Images will be judged by last year's Best of Show winner, Nancy L Biesemeier Dee!

Event Chair is Jeannette Stutzman, email
National Greeley Art Exhibition and Sale
February 25, 2019
Millennium Event Center, Greeley, CO
All of us at the National Greeley Art Exhibition and Sale are so very excited to be celebrating our 53rd year of Connecting Community to Fine Art! As Sponsors and/or Volunteers from the past, we wanted to share a few opportunities with you! If you don't know who we are, the NGAE is a Non-Profit based in Greeley that hosts a Nationally Juried Art Show that raises funds for Scholarships and Fellowships for Weld County students and artists! Last year, over 300 art entries from 22 States were juried down to 110 pieces of fine art for the show.

Both our Scholarship and Fellowship Applications have been finalized! The Scholarship Deadline is fast approaching! Our Scholarships and Fellowships are the reason we work so hard throughout the year, and we can't wait to see the talent that applies this year and their beautiful Artwork!

We will me nominating our Jurors at next month's Board Meeting so we can get the Call for Artists out by the end of March, so keep an eye out for that on our Website! We are still looking for Juror nominations, for both an Art Juror as well as a Photography Juror, so if you know of anyone send them our way!

If you are an Artist who would like to be put onto our mailing list to be sent out our Call for Artists, please let us know! I will attach our current 2019 Prospectus with information about dates, entries, qualifications, etc. *This information is NOT finalized and may be updated when the Call for Artists is sent out!

***Please take note of our new email address, as it has changed recently! You can now reach the NGAE here at or visit on Facebook as well!
59th Annual Artists' Alpine Holiday Art Show
March 25, 2019 to June 24, 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.
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
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.
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. The extended deadline for your entries is March 23, 2019.

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.
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:
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