PSC Online Calendar of Events
December 18, 2021
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!
Upcoming 2022 PSC Sponsored Shows
January 1, 2022
MEMBER SHOW 8/12 - 9/30, 2022
Great Frame-Up, Longmont
Judge Chuck Ceraso (not juried)
Co-Chairs Xenia Sease & Pam Iannazzo

SIGNATURE SHOW 10/21 - 11/10, 2022
Bitfactory, Denver
Juror/Judge Desmond O'Hagan
Co-Chairs Sandy Marvin & Karen Spotts

Calls for Entry will each be listed on this page as they open up...
Georgetown Gallery Guest Artist
April 7, 2022
Georgetown, CO
Georgetown Gallery is offering a guest artist two months to hang their art during the summer/fall tourist season. We are a co-operative gallery that has been in existence for nearly 50 years. We have either a 10 foot wall space or five foot wall space for someone interested in exhibiting their art for sale. There are no work requirements. If you are interested, please go to and click the "Want to show your art at our gallery" link on the right side of the page for all particulars.
Georgetown Plein Air 2022
May 27, 2022
Georgetown, Colorado
We are so pleased to announce our fifth annual Plein Air event in vintage, picturesque Georgetown, Colorado! We hope you will be joining us again this year.

Georgetown Plein Air 2022
July 29-30 Painting Event
July 30 Opening Reception
July 31--August 14 Exhibit and Sale

Although not a juried entry process, only qualified plein air artists are eligible for the exhibition and prizes. Plein air artists must submit a resume including exhibits and shows and three (3) images of plein air paintings in jpg format, or a link to a website displaying their work in this genre. All fine arts mediums are acceptable, using plein air technique. All artwork must be created outdoors on stamped canvas or other medium on July 29-30 within the defined area.

Registration cost is $35 non-refundable, application must be received by July 15. Late registration fee is $45 and will be open until July 30 if space is available.

More details are available at Send your application via email to me at Looking forward to hearing from you!
Governor's Show Plein Air Event
June 4, 2022
Downtown Loveland
We would like to invite you to participate in our Plein Air Event on Saturday, June 4, 2022, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. We will accept a total of 40 artists to participate in this event. Please feel free to share this information with other Colorado artists that may be interested.

If you wish to participate please fill in your information at the link below.

Painting Locations:
Downtown Loveland
River's Edge Natural Area which is located at 960 W 1st St, Loveland.
You are welcome to tour these locations in advance. There will be no assigned spaces; please choose either of these for your painting location.

Timeline for the day:
Check in will be between 9:00 and 10:00 a.m. There will be an artist check in tent at the Foundry Plaza located on East Third across the street from the new Metrolux, downtown Loveland.
You will need to bring your own easel.
We will have a nametag for you.
Choose your spot and start painting at 10:15 a.m.
Some businesses are willing to allow interiors. We will email you an updated list closer to the date. Please bring something to protect their floor.
You will check in your FRAMED painting by 3:00 at the downtown Foundry Plaza (all artwork must be framed).
We will have live entertainment between 3:00 - 4:00 before the live auction begins.

Plein Air Auction Location:
The auction will be held at the Foundry Plaza located on East Third across the street from the new Metrolux, downtown Loveland.
We will be at the Foundry Plaza between 2:00 and 3:00 p.m. to accept your FRAMED painting.
The paintings will be displayed under a tent at the Foundry Plaza.
The Auction will begin at 4:00 p.m.
60% of the auction price will go to the artist and 40% will go to the Colorado Governor's Art Show.
Your check will be mailed to you from the Colorado Governor's Art Show.
You will only be permitted to submit one painting to the auction, however this may change and we will notify you as it gets closer to the event.
For questions please email Ruth at or phone 970-670-0035.
Artists' Alpine Holiday Art Show and Sale
July 28, 2022 to August 6, 2022
Ouray, Colorado
This year will be the 60th Anniversary for the Artists' Alpine Holiday Art Show and Sale presented by the Ouray County Art Association in Ouray, Colorado. Help us celebrate by submitting your works of arts and/or attending the show.

Artists' Alpine Holiday Show each year brings over 400 works of art, including sculpture and photography. The show is generally attended by close to 2,000 visitors from over 30 states as well as several foreign countries.

The show dates are July 28th through August 6th.

Entries will be accepted from April 3, 2022 through midnight June 26, 2022. Entries will only be accepted through

The Categories include: Oil/Acrylic, Watercolor, Drawing & Printmaking, Pastel, Mixed Media, Sculpture and Photography

AWARDS - Cash awards of over $5000. 1st place in each media $400, 2nd place $200, 3rd place $100. Best of Show $500

Judges have been secured.
Glenn Randall (photography judge)
John Cogan (fine arts judge)

GO to to see the prospectus.
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
Deadline for entries: July 31, 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, 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 (June 12, 22)
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