12th Annual Mile High International Pastel Exhibition
Vida Ellison Gallery
7th Floor, Denver Public Library
10 West 14th Avenue Parkway
Denver, Colorado 80204
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Entry Deadline: Midnight, April 9, 2016
Notifications: E-mailed week of May 9
Deadline for shipped work to arrive at shipping agent: June 24, 2016
Hand Delivery of work: Saturday, June 25, 1:00 to 3:00
Opening Reception: Sunday, July 10, 2:00 to 4:00
Show Closes: Thursday, September 8
Pickup Work: Friday, September 9, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm and Sunday, September 11, 1:30 to 3:30
Juror and Awards Judge: Kim Casebeer. The PSC is proud to present the 2016 judge and juror, Kim Casebeer. Kim is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, a Master Signature member of American Women Artists, and a Signature member of the Oil Painters of America. Kim has been in numerous museum exhibits and has won many awards for her paintings, including top awards at the Pastel Society of America National Show, the American Women Artists' National Show, and the Pastel Journal Pastel 100. She has work in many private, corporate, and museum collections throughout the United States. Kim is represented by American Legacy Gallery in Kansas City, MO; Grapevine Gallery in Oklahoma City, OK; Hueys Fine Art in Santa Fe, NM; Legacy Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ and Jackson, WY; Reuben Sanders Gallery in Wichita, KS; and Strecker-Nelson Gallery in Manhattan, KS.
Kim's work has been featured in magazine articles in American Art Collector (2009 & 2011), Western Art Collector (2010), Southwest Art (2011), Art of the West (2011), Plein Air Magazine (2013), and Fine Art Connoisseur (2014). She is featured in the Grand Teton and Yellowstone section of Art of the National Parks book co-authored by Susan Hallsten McGarry and Jean Stern, and participated in a group show of this work at Wilcox Gallery in 2013.
As part of a fourth generation Kansas farm family, Kim has been connected to the land for a long time. Kim draws her inspiration from the simplicity of the Flint Hills, an area of wide open ranch land.
ELIGIBILITY: The 12th Annual Mile High International Pastel Exhibition 2016 juried show is open to any pastel artist 18 years of age or older. PSC Exhibition Policy:
- Works juried into the show and not delivered for the exhibit will prohibit the artist's entry in future PSC sponsored exhibits for two years.
- 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 exhibit. Any painting identified as shown previously in a PSC exhibit will be rejected or, if discovered after jurying, will remain in the exhibit and the artist will be suspended from the next two International Exhibitions. The painting will also not be eligible for any awards.
ENTRY FEE: Up to three paintings may be submitted at a fee of $35 PSC Members, $45 Non-Members plus an additional two for $10 each. (Example: Member enters 3 = $35; 4 = $45, 5 = $55; Non-Member 3 = $45, 4 = $55, 5 = $65. Entry fee is nonrefundable and must be paid at time of entry. Entry deadline is at midnight on April 9, 2016. All entries must be made through CaFÉ (https://www.callforentry.org
AWARDS: Extensive cash and merchandise awards will be presented at the opening reception on July 10, 2016. $3500 in cash including $1000 for Best of Show and thousands more in merchandise. All awards are made at the discretion of our judge, Kim Casebeer. All awards will be final with no exchanges or substitutions.
THIS ENTRY FORM IS CONSIDERED A CONTRACT and must be completely and accurately filled out by providing all requested information regarding the paintings and the artist. Only digital entries will be accepted through CaFÉ, a secured website.
Online Entry: Full instructions will be posted here soon.
NOTIFICATION: An acceptance or rejection notice will be issued by email for each painting entered. If you do not receive notification for one or more entries, please check your spam first, then contact Show Chair, Virginia Unseld, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-582-5724. Please do not contact the Denver Public Library.
FRAMING & PRESENTATION: All works must be delivered framed, glazed, and ready to hang according to gallery quality standards, i.e. frames must be suitable for the work and undamaged, with D-ring hangers and wire installed on the frame. No sawtooth hangers. Paintings can be with or without mats. Neutral-hued mats are recommended. Artwork can be floated on black or white mats. Liners or fillets should be ¼ inch and may be colored. Artwork not meeting the above criteria will be returned at the artist's expense and will not be hung in the show.
SIZE AND REQUIREMENTS: Artwork submitted cannot be smaller than 8 inches or larger than 40 inches in any dimension (not including mat and frames). Accepted paintings must be identical to the entry. No substitutions or copies are allowed. All work displayed must remain for the duration of the exhibition.
SALES: All work submitted must be for sale. There will be a 35% commission and sales tax will be added to sales. PSC will handle all sales. No work will be released before the close of the exhibit. Artists will be paid for sales within 30 days of the end of show. Commissions from sales completed after the show that were initiated during the exhibit are expected to be paid by the artist to the Pastel Society of Colorado.
LIABILITY: Utmost care will be taken in the handling of entries and paintings. However, neither the Pastel Society of Colorado nor the Denver Public Library or their agents will be responsible for loss or damage to any entries or paintings in transit when submitted for this exhibition. Shipping insurance is the responsibility of the submitting artist. Artwork will be insured while displayed at the Denver Public Library.
DELIVERY OF ACCEPTED WORK: Shipping and Delivery instructions for hand delivery of accepted paintings will be included in a notification email. Shipped paintings must be received by June 24, 2016 including all paperwork requested and with a pre-paid return shipping label included. For shipped work, expect a handling fee of about $50 paid to the shipping agent (to be arranged) for unpacking and delivering to the Denver Public Library and retrieving, repacking, returning unsold work. Shipping charges are separate. Please pack work carefully and insure it adequately. Artists will be contacted if work arrives damaged so arrangements can be made to reframe as needed. The Mile High judge, Kim Casebeer, will instruct a 3-day studio pastel workshop entitled Creating Better Landscape Paintings From Photographs in Denver area, venue TBA, on July 7, 8, and 9, 2016. Hours: 9am-4pm daily
Skill level: Basic drawing and painting knowledge are needed. Otherwise, people of all skill levels are welcomed to work in the pastel medium. The class will enroll between 14 to 20 participants.
During studio time, landscape painters often use photographs, even if they have a plein air study of the location. When using photographs, it's important to remember what the light and color was really like. This workshop will concentrate on how to make good paintings from photographs. We will talk about different types of light and shadow: light, highlight, halftone, shade, cast shadow, and reflected light. Value studies/notans and color studies will be emphasized in order to get the line, shape, and value of the composition correct. Kim will offer demos and lots of individual attention at the easel. It is recommended that you bring your own photos as well as plein air studies to use as references. A list of supplies and equipment lwill be provided.
Cost: PSC Members $350; Non-members $385. To sign up for this workshop, please go to www.pastelsocietyofcolorado.org and the link for "workshops". Registration is online with payment through a Paypal account or credit card. Contact workshop coordinator Verena Ferris (email@example.com) or
303-912-2805. if you have questions.
Refund Policy: Refunds of the registration fee minus a $75 administrative fee will be allowed until June 15, 2016. After that date, refunds will not be given. By registering for this workshop, the participant accepts the intent of the workshop description, and also accepts reasonable adjustments to logistics and content due to unforeseen circumstances.