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!
Pastel Camp Rescheduled!
October 30, 2021
1609 W LIttleton Blvd, Littleton, CO
GREAT NEWS! The 1-day introductory pastel workshop cancelled in March 2020 due to COVID has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 30, 9 am - 4 pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Littleton (1609 W LIttleton Blvd). The Camp's lead instructor will be Karen Spotts, with assistance from a team of other accomplished pastel artists.

This is a perfect workshop for beginning pastel painters, as well as those who wish to brush up on the fundamentals. Instruction will include demonstrations and hands on exercises. Participants will experiment with applying pastels to a variety of painting surfaces. They will explore the basics of composition (color, shapes, and values) as they sketch and create a pastel painting.

Previously registered Camp participants have already had a chance to confirm their interest in this rescheduled workshop. Space is available for 14 more! New enrollees may register for the Camp using the button below.

WHO: Beginning Pastel Artists (doesn't matter how many years you might have been involved in the medium; if you still consider yourself a beginner, you are welcome)

COST: $10 materials fee (pastels, paper and handouts) plus processing fees (.28)

The PSC requires that everyone attending in-person events must be vaccinated and wear a mask.
LET'S CELEBRATE! PSC 2021 Small Works Pastel Show & Sale
November 19, 2021
BITFACTORY GALLERY 851 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204-4344
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

Bitfactory Gallery, 851 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, Colorado

Important Dates:
  • Acceptance notification via email by October 10, 2021
  • Shipped paintings to arrive at address below by November 12, 2021: Bill Thomason, 4720 W. Princeton Ave, Denver, CO 80236-3200 (Please DO NOT require a signature for delivery)
  • Drop off at Bitfactory is November 12, 2021 (12-2:30 pm)
  • Show Opening Reception November 19, 2021 from 5-8 pm
  • Show closes December 10, 2021
  • Pickup date/time December 10, 2021 (12:00-2:30 pm)
  • Shipped work returned from December 13-31, 2021.

No longer accepting entries for this show

Click Here to Download and Print the Show Prospectus

Email our show co-chairs, Lisa Camilla Hale & Tracy Wilson at
December 15, 2021
Online show
We are very excited to announce the call for entries for "Les Pastellistes Online 2021".  Please visit our website ( ) for the details on how to enter, as well as the prospectus. We will again be using the Showsubmit platform for our entry and jury process this year. A link to Showsubmit will appear on the Call for Entries page of our website. 

Dates at a glance:
September 15th, 2021:  Call for entries opens 

October 31st , 2021:  Deadline for submissions, midnight

November 20th, 2021 :  Acceptance notifications sent by email

December 15th, 2021 :  Show goes online on our website and winners are announced

You can also find the prospectus directly on the ShowSubmit platform:

If you have entered using Showsubmit before, simply sign into your artist account and then select PSEC Les Pastellistes Exhibition and follow the step by step instructions carefully. If you have forgotten your password for that site, follow the instructions to restore your password.
If this is your first time, you will create an artist account and then select the exhibition.  Simply click on "Log into artist account" and then click on "New account" to create a new artist account. Don't worry, it's very easy!
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