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!
THE RED ROCK PASTEL SOCIETY of NEVADA 2021 MEMBER JURIED WEBSHOW
May 1, 2021 to July 1, 2021
Online • Las Vegas, NV • www.redrockpsnv.org
AWARDS: Best of show - $1000 or a prize provided by the sponsor of equal or greater value
1st - $500 or a prize provided by one of our Amazing Industry sponsors of equal or greater value.
2nd -$200 or a prize provided by one of our Amazing Industry sponsors of equal or greater value.
3rd - $100 or a prize provided by one of our Amazing Industry sponsors of equal or greater value.
Honorable Mentions will receive Cash or Merchandize to be awarded.

JUDGE: TONY ALLAIN PS. PSA. ARSMA. MC/IAPS. MPANZ.
JURORS:
Senior-Juror: Karen Margulis, PSA, IAPS/MC
Corey Pitkin PSA, IAPS/MC
Lana Ballot, PSA, IAPS/MC

ELIGIBILITY: Open to artists of all levels. Artists must have an active membership with the Red
Rock Pastel Society of Nevada to be eligible to enter the show. Upon acceptance every artist will
be required to show the proof of his or her membership (a membership card, a cancelled check
or an email from the society president, a PayPal confirmed donation). You may join
at www.redrockpsnv.org/get-involved

ENTRY DEADLINE: The entry form and the digital image of your work to be submitted as well as
the payment of the entry fee to be validated on ShowSubmit.com before May 5th, 2021.
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
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE CATALOG!

JOIN US FOR THE RECPEPTION FRIDAY, MAY 21, 6-8PM!

We are no longer accepting entries for the 2021 Mile High International Pastel Exhibition...

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

PICKUP DATES/TIMES:
Monday, Tue, Wed (28th-30), 9am - 4pm

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
Please plan to attend the reception on Friday night 6-8pm. You can bring a change of clothes and change in the restrooms at the Curtis Center if you'd like.

This workshop is now full. You can add your name to the wait list by emailing the show chairs at mhchairs@pastelsocietyofcolorado.org

Friday, May 7th is the last day to cancel your registration to this workshop with a full refund (minus processing fees). Any cancellations after this Friday will forfeit their registration fees.

Three-Day Landscape Workshop
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

Everything is looking very positive for us to be able to hold the workshops as planned/scheduled, in person!

Friday, May 7th is the last day to cancel your registration to this workshop with a full refund (minus processing fees). Any cancellations after this Friday will forfeit their registration fees.
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
Change to the times: Changed to 9am-4pm.
There is another class in the room Thursday and Friday at 4:30 so we got permission to start a half hour earlier to make sure you get all your time and also to leave time for cleanup afterwards for the next group.

Please plan to attend the reception on Friday night 6-8pm. You can bring a change of clothes and change in the restrooms at the Curtis Center if you'd like.

This workshop is now full. You can add your name to the wait list by emailing the show chairs at mhchairs@pastelsocietyofcolorado.org

Two-Day Portrait Workshop
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 9:00am-4:00pm
Lunch from 12:30-1:30pm daily
Constructive Group Critique from 3:30 - 4:30 PM on May 21, 2021

Everything is looking very positive for us to be able to hold the workshops as planned/scheduled, in person!

Friday, May 7th is the last day to cancel your registration to this workshop with a full refund (minus processing fees). Any cancellations after this Friday will forfeit their registration fees.
PSNM 29th Nat'l Pastel Painting Exhibition Goes "HYBRID"!
July 9, 2021 to August 31, 2021
Pastel Society of New Mexico's 29th Nat'l Pastel Painting Exhibition Goes "HYBRID"!
July 9 - August 31, 2021

ONLINE 24/7 at www.pastelsnm.org and simultaneously ON DISPLAY at Millicent Rogers Museum, 1504 Millicent Rogers Road ❖ Taos, NM Thursday - Saturday, 10am - 4 pm

ONLINE ENTRY
Go to http://www.showsubmit.com
Scroll down to find the PSNM listing.
Instructions for submitting Digital Files are on the
Online Entry Form.
Georgetown Plein Air 2021
July 30, 2021 to July 31, 2021
Georgetown, CO
Georgetown Plein Air 2021
July 30-31 Painting Event
July 31 Opening Reception
August 1-15 Exhibit and Sale

Detailed information: georgetowntrust.org/events

Inquiries: ArtsChair@georgetowntrust.org
The PSC 2021 Member Show, "Staying Connected"
August 4, 2021 to August 27, 2021
Western Colorado Center for the Arts, 1803 North 7th Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501
"Staying Connected"
Staying Connected is the theme for the PSC 2021 Member Show. When we paint we form a connection with our subject, whether it is a landscape, cityscape, group of favorite objects in a still life, model for a portrait or figure study or colors, forms and textures in an abstract. We then hope to share this connection with our viewers: family, friends, acquaintances and people we've not yet met. This show is not juried. Each artist submitting work will have their work in the show, within reason.

Schedule of events:
Call for entries opens April 15, 2021
Show dates: August 4 - August 27, 2021
Deadline for entries: June 2, 2021
Deadline for shipped work. Artwork to arrive the week prior to July 26, 2021
Hand delivery: August 3, 2021. 10:00 - 2:00
Hanging/Installation - August 4, 2021
Judging of Show: August 5, 2021
Opening Reception: August 6, 2021, 5:30-8:00pm (due to Covid restrictions, please check with Art Center for reservations: gjartcenter.org)
Show closes August 27, 2021
Pick up work: August 28, 2021

Contact:
Candy Tobin, Co-Chair, 970-640-3983
Susie Roehm, Co-Chair, 970-778-8044
Click here to email the show chairs

Awards Judge: Mike Ray
Colorado artist, Mike Ray, will be the judge for the PSC 2021 Member Show. Mike is a
Master Signature Member of the Pastel Society of Colorado and an Associate Member of the Pastel Society of America.
According to Mike, "a painter's journey is never over". He says he can no longer remember a beginning and sees no end to his journey. It is a journey of seeing and then painting how he feels about what he sees. He is a product of the West.
Generations of ranchers, farmers, miners and loggers have shaped his passion for the western outdoors. He paints because it takes him to those places he loves. His quest is to share that love of painting contemporary Western America one painting at a time.
Mike is a local and national award winning artist with a degree in Fine Arts from Regis University. he is also a member of the Plein Air Artists of Colorado PAAC and a member of the American Impressionist Society of America.

Download/print the pdf of the show prospectus
LET'S CELEBRATE! PSC 2021 Small Works Pastel Show & Sale
November 19, 2021 to December 10, 2021
BITFACTORY GALLERY 851 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204-4344
BITFACTORY GALLERY
Gallery Hours M-F 11am-2:30pm
Plus First and Third Friday evening Art Walks on Santa Fe
Opening Reception November 19, 2021, 5-8 pm

This show will feature smaller sized paintings done in soft pastel.
  • The maximum artwork size (HxW of the image area) will be 108 square inches
  • (a 9x12 is an example of an image that meets this requirement).


  • Our On-Site Show Judge and Online Juror - Deborah Bays
    My medium of choice is pastel and my style is informed by my years as a theater artist and the chiaroscuro tradition of the Dutch Masters. My work has been featured in art publications and I exhibit paintings in galleries nationwide. I have been awarded Master Pastelist status by the Pastel Society of America. It is with great pleasure that I have returned to the Art Students League of Denver to teach classical drawing and painting. Please visit her website at deborahbaysstudio.com

    Where:
    Bitfactory Gallery, 851 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, Colorado
    In Person and Online

    Great Opportunity!
    Great Location: The Bitfactory Gallery is located in the Art District on Santa Fe, a nationally recognized arts district and one of Colorado's designated Creative Districts. The area hosts more than 30 well advertised art galleries, studios and creative businesses and attracts both locals and tourists throughout the year.

    Great Timing: This year's show is perfectly timed not only for the Holiday Small Works Collecting Season, but will also be on display during the popular First Friday Art Walks and Third Friday Collector's Previews.

    Keep 75% of your sales

    Call for Entry:

    Opens April 1, 2021. Entry deadline is midnight, September 23, 2021.
    Apply at www.pastelsocietyofcolorado.org/shows.php

    Click Here to Download and Print the Show Prospectus

    Questions:
    Email our show co-chairs, Lisa Camilla Hale & Tracy Wilson at mini@pastelsocietyofcolorado.org.
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