SHOWS AND EVENTS

National Greeley Art Exhibition
May 1, 2015 to May 3, 2015
Union Colony Civic Center in Greeley Colorado
May 1-3, 2015
PROSPECTUS

The National Greeley Art Exhibition 2015 will be staged in the lobby of the beautiful Union Colony Civic Center in Greeley Colorado May 1-3, 2015. During this time frame three concerts have been scheduled bringing a large audience viewing YOUR art!

ELIGIBILITY & REQUIREMENTS

Open to all artists who create original fine art including paintings, drawings, 3-D, and photography. All entries must be clearly identified, priced for sale, must have been created within the last 3 years, and be ORIGINAL works of art, not copied from other artists or published materials. Giclees are not eligible. Works done under supervision (such as in a workshop or class) are not eligible. Art must be framed and completely prepared for hanging with wire, no saw tooth hangers and no exposed glass edges. Gallery wrapped canvas with painted edges and plaque mounted art are accepted.

Calendar of Important Dates:
May 1-3, 2015 - Dates of the Exhibition
March 10, 2015 - Deadline for Receipt of Applications by Online Juried Shows.
April 6, 2015 - Acceptance Notification will be emailed.
April 22-27, 2015 - Shipped artwork must be received at "MAIL N COPY."
April 29, 2015 - Hand delivery of accepted art 9:00am-NOON
UNION COLONY CIVIC CENTER
701 10TH AVENUE, GREELEY, CO

May 1, 2015 - Opening Reception and Awards, 5-8pm,
UNION COLONY CIVIC CENTER

www.ngae-artshow.org
"The Exciting World of Pastels" Workshop with Jane Christie
May 2, 2015
THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL

The Denver Waldorf School 2100 S. Pennsylvania St., Denver CO 80210

Saturday, May 2nd, 9:30-4:00

Jane Christie is a signature member of the Pastel Society of Colorado, the Pastel Society of America and is an international award winning artist. She invites you to join her as she guides you on your artistic journey using her unique approach to creating a successful painting. All levels are welcome. Experience is not necessary. Enjoy a stress free environment in which to relax and follow your creative path using Jane's 3/3's technique.

A materials list will be sent to registrants.
Minimum number of students is 10 and maximum 16.

Questions: call Sandy Marvin 303-781-0248
Sponsored by:
PSC Miniature Show
May 29, 2015 to June 24, 2015
Humphrey History Park & Museum, Evergreen, CO
This year we are offering a special Miniature Show that will kick off with our May paintout on May 23, 2015. During the paintout we will paint on the park ground in the morning, lunch will be provided by the History Park and then we will paint again in the afternoon.

Mentoring during the paintout on May 23rd: If you are interested in being mentored, you may signup with Angela Rayne at the Humphrey History Park & Museum. The mentorship fee goes towards the cost of our lunches that day and the show reception on the 29th. An important part of our PSC mission is to provide education. Anyone interested in volunteering to mentor beginning pastelists during the paintout, please let Karen & Jeannette know at mini@pastelsocietyofcolorado.org.

There will be a reception on May 29th. The show will be juried and judged for awards.

Eligibility: Open to all current PSC members of the Pastel Society of Colorado. Original pastel paintings only: no class work or copied work. Work must have been completed within the last three years. All paintings must be for sale. A commission will be paid to PSC (10%)and the Humphrey History Park (30%) for sales. The Pastel Society of Colorado reserves the right to reject inappropriate subject matter.

Specifications: Must be suitably framed, wired and labeled, for hanging. NO saw tooth hangers. Paintings must measure 144 inches or less, outside FRAME size! Measure the outside edges of the frames, height x width.

We have space to hang 75 to 100 pieces.

Deadlines and Events:
Saturday, May 23: Paintout, Lunch & Mentoring (optional)
Tuesday, May 26, 11am: All pieces entered must be paid and delivered. No entries will be accepted after Tuesday May 26, 11am.
Registration is online. You may pay with Paypal or credit card via the link below.
May 26, 11am or EARLIER: Hand delivered artwork to Humphrey History Park (Virginia Unseld has offered to transport paintings to the Humphrey for those on the Western Slope. Please bring your paintings in a box to the May 16th demo)
Friday, May 29, 4-6:30pm p.m.: Opening Reception
June 24, 2015: Show closes
June 24-25, 10-4 Pick up artwork

Fees: $10.00 per painting entered for up to 2 paintings. If you'd like to enter more than 1 painting, please use the link below for each painting to enter. Once paid, please email your entry information to mini@pastelsocietyofcolorado.org. Info to include:
1. Your Name
2. Artwork Title
3. Outside Frame Dimension, artwork dimension
4. Price of painting or NFS
5. How you plan to deliver... either hand deliver to Humphrey, arrange delivery with Susan McKelvy
6. Would you be interested in mentoring for a 2 hour session?
7. Will you be joining us for lunch during the paintout on May 23?
8. Will you be attending our reception on May 29th? If so, how many people?

Delivery/Shipping: Western Slope members who would like their paintings transported to the show, please bring your work (in a box) to the May 16th demo by Virginia Unseld at The Art Center. She'll bring them back with her. We do need a volunteer to transport the paintings back to the Western Slope at the end of June...

Questions: Please contact the show coordinators, Jeannette Stutzman and Karen Spotts at mini@pastelsocietyofcolorado.org

Awards will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place along with 5 Honorable Mentions. Our Juror and Judge will be Laura Mehmert of Evergreen. See Laura's website at http://shop.lauramehmertdesigns.com/.

Visit the website for the Humphrey History Park & Museum at http://hmpm.org
Sponsored by:
69th Annual Gilpin Arts Juried Show
June 6, 2015 to August 9, 2015
Gilpin Arts, Central City, CO
Get ready for the 2015 Gilpin Arts Juried Show and Members Gallery! You must be a Gilpin Arts member to enter this juried show.

Please find the call for entry prospectus, entry form and membership form available to download at the bottom of this email for our 69th annual Juried exhibition. Deadline is April 15th, delivery May 16 &17 th. Forms are also available on the website at www.gilpinarts.org

Don't forget our Member's Gallery, information will be available on our web site: www.gilpinarts.org. As a member when you enter the juried show, artists may display art works for sale in the members gallery portion. Watch for updated information on the site and facebook www.faceboook.com/GilpinCountyArtsAssociation as we near deadlines.

Click on the following link for the prospectus: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/adeb7090fb39e166c56ab2be1/files/2015_prospectus.pdf

Click on the following link for the entry form: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/adeb7090fb39e166c56ab2be1/files/entry_form_2015.pdf

Click on the following link for the membership form: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/adeb7090fb39e166c56ab2be1/files/MEMBERSHIP_form_2015.pdf

Hope to see you this summer up in Central City!

Gilpin Arts Association Board
Gilpin Arts
117 Eureka St. / P.O. Box 98,
Central City, CO 80427
gilpinarts@gmail.com 303-582-5952
11th Annual Mile High International Pastel Exhibition
July 12, 2015 to September 25, 2015
Denver Public Library Gallery, Level 7
10 West 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver, Colorado

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Entries Deadline April 27, 2015
Show Opening & Awards Reception July 12,2015
Notifications Emailed June 1, 2015 1:30 4:30 PM
Delivery of Shipped Artwork June 22, 2015
Show Closing September 25, 2015
Hand Delivery of Paintings June 27, 2015
Pickup Art Work September 26, 2015

Our Juror: Liz Haywood-Sullivan is a traditional representational artist specializing in pastel landscapes.
She is the President of the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) and serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Pastel Journal. She holds Signature Memberships in the Pastel Society of America, the Connecticut Pastel Society, and the Pastel Painter's Society of Cape Cod. She has also earned membership in the Academic Artists Association, the Salmagundi Club of New York City, and the IAPS Master's Circle. Her award-winning paintings are included in private and corporate collections worldwide.

Her work has been profiled in The Pastel Journal, American Artist Magazine, The Artist's Magazine, Southwest Art Magazine, and American Art Collector Magazines. In 2013, her book Painting Brilliant Skies and Water in Pastel was published by Northlight Books. Her paintings are represented by the Vose Galleries of Boston, the oldest gallery in the US. Her current schedule includes teaching workshops nationally and internationally along with judging and demonstrating for numerous pastel societies and art organizations.

ENTRY FEE: Up to 3 paintings may be submitted @ $35 PSC Members, $45 Non Members plus an additional 2 @ $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 27, 2015. All entries must be made through onlinejuriedshows.com.

AWARDS: Extensive Cash and Merchandise Awards will be presented at the opening reception on July 12, 2015. All awards are made at the discretion of our juror, Liz Haywood-Sullivan. A maximum of 2 paintings can be accepted. Sponsor Awards: TBA. Over $8000 was awarded in 2014! 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 providing all requested information regarding the paintings and the artist. Only digital entries will be accepted through onlinejuriedshows.com, a secured website.

ONLINE ENTRY: Go to Onlinejuriedshows.com for online entry. When entering online for the first time, follow the instructions for opening 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 onlinejuriedshows.com no matter what art society is sponsoring a show. Then "Apply To Calls" and scroll down to find the 11th Annual Mile High International Pastel Exhibition, and follow the directions for entry. When filling out your artwork information for this show, please be sure all information is correct spelling, title, pricing of artwork. All information is entered by the artist and is used AS IS by PSC. 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 or a valid credit card. No changes can be made after the entry deadline of April 27, 2015.

NOTIFICATION: An acceptance or rejection notice will be issued for each painting entered. If you do not receive notification for one or more entries, please contact Co-chair Susan McKelvy at sumac@idcomm.com or 303-838-2890. Please do not contact the Denver Public Library.

FRAMING & PRESENTATION: All works must be delivered framed, glazed, and ready to hang to gallery quality standards, i.e., frames must be suitable for the work and be undamaged, with D-ring hangers and wire installed on the frame . Paintings can be with or without mats. White or neutral-hued mats are recommended. Artwork can be floated on black or white mats. Liners or fillets should be inch and may be colored. Artworks 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. 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.

SALES: All work submitted must be for sale. There will be a 35% commission and sales tax will be added to sales. No work will be released before the close of the exhibit.

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 accepted paintings will be included in a notification email to be sent by June 1, 2015. Shipped paintings must be received by June 22, 2015, including all paperwork requested and with a pre-paid return shipping label included.

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Liz Haywood-Sullivan Workshop July 8 11, 2015
This workshop is FULL
Sponsored by:
Evergreen Fine Arts Festival 2015
August 22, 2015 to August 23, 2015
Heritage Grove Park, in Evergreen, Colorado
Deadline to enter March 15, 2015
Festival Dates August 22-23, 2015

The 49th ANNUAL EVERGREEN FINE ARTS FESTIVAL on August 22 - 23, 2015 is located in historic Heritage Grove Park, in Evergreen, Colorado. The original fine arts event for the Evergreen area, this high-quality arts festival provides the affluent bedroom community of Denver the best of the best in art. Ranked in the top 100 by Art Fair Source Book, close to 10,000 collectors from Ft Collins to Colorado Springs find their way to this free event nestled in the heart of the foothills west of Denver.

To apply to this juried festival is $30.

More information can be found at:
https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=3808
or www.EvergreenArtists.org
Sponsored by:
The 30th Chelsea International Fine Art Competition
August 25, 2015 to September 8, 2015
Agora Gallery 25th St, NY, NY
The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition has been supporting and benefiting talented artists from around the world for 30 years. The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition is sponsored by Agora Gallery and partnered with The Children's Heart Foundation, funding research and support for victims of Congenital Heart Defects.

The prizes, valued at more than $100,000, are awarded to selected artists and designed to help these artists gain valuable exposure and advance their careers in the art world.

The competition awards include:
• Three (3) artists will be awarded an 18 month artist promotion/gallery representation package by Agora Gallery
with participation in the competition exhibition and free shipping of their art to and from the gallery.
• Thirty (30) artists will be selected to participate in the competition exhibition.
• Five thousand dollars ($5000) will be distributed among five (5) juror-selected artists. Each artist will be awarded a
$1000 art prize.
• Three (3) artists will be awarded a one-page review with 3 color images in ARTisSpectrum Magazine.
• Ten (10) artists will be awarded a press release composed by ARTmine's talented art writers.
• One hundred (100) artists will receive an honorable mention certificate.

How to enter:
Entries can be completed entirely online. There is a $45 entry fee for up to 5 images; $5 for each additional image. Please read the rules and regulations before submitting at http://www.agora-gallery.com/Competition/fine-art-competition-guidelines

Important dates:
February 3, 2015: Competition opens
March 10, 2015: Entry deadline
April 2, 2015: Results announced
August 25 - September 8, 2015: Exhibition for the selected artists

The exhibition will take place at Agora Gallery's new street level space located on 25th street in the heart of New York's Chelsea art district. For complete information, please visit http://www.agora-gallery.com/Competition/home
Sponsored by:
Pastel Society of Colorado: "Not Chalk"
October 1, 2015 to November 13, 2015
Western Colorado Center For the Arts
1803 North 7th Street
Grand Junction, Colorado 81501

Gallery Hours: 9am-4pm, Tuesday-Saturday

Eligibility:
Open to dues-paid members of the Pastel Society of Colorado. Original paintings only: no class work or copied work. Work must have been completed within the last two years, not previously shown in a Members' Show or at the Art Center of Western Colorado (aka The Art Center). All paintings must be for sale. The Pastel Society of Colorado reserves the right to reject inappropriate subject matter. The artist gives consent to the Pastel Society of Colorado to use the submitted image to promote this show, future shows or the Pastel Society of Colorado.

Specifications:
Must be suitably framed and wired for hanging. NO saw tooth hangers, please. Every attempt will be made to hang all the artwork that is delivered based on space available. Please be sure to attach our Identification Cards: one on the back and one on the front of each painting submitted. All art work must remain on display until the end of the show. Maximum width of framed work to be submitted is 48 inches. Maximum 2 works per artist permitted.

Liability: Artwork will be insured only while on the premises of The Art Center during the dates specified on this form for the show.


Deadlines & Events:
Friday, September 4th: Postmark deadline for registration
Wednesday, September 30th: Deliver artwork to The Art Center, 10am-2pm. NO ENTRIES ACCEPTED AFTER 2PM!
Friday, Oct. 2nd: OPENING RECEPTION, 7pm-9pm, with a Gallery Talk at 6:30pm.
Friday, Nov. 13th: Show closes
Saturday, Nov. 14th: Pick up unsold artwork 10pm-3pm.

Fees: $20.00 for one painting; $25.00 for two. Please make checks payable to the Pastel Society of Colorado.

Delivery: Out of area members who are shipping their work via commercial carriers, please make arrangements for delivery of your work to:
Western Colorado Center for the Arts
1803 North 7th Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Include return shipping with your shipment.


Questions: Please contact co-vice presidents Rebecca Dierickx at 970-683-8782 or Beverly O'Neil at 970-261-5890 with any questions.

Awards:
Best of Show: $150.00
First Place: $125.00
Second Place: $100.00
Third Place: $75.00
Honorable Mention: $25.00

Identification cards for the back of your paintings:
Name:
Phone:
Title:
Price:

Name:
Phone:
Title:
Price:

Sales: There will be a 30% commission on all sales. 20% will be retained by The Art Center and the remaining 10% by the Pastel Society of Colorado.

Payment Information:
Option 1:
Use the links below to make your entry payment(s). You will then email your entry information to: oneilb@q.com. If you want to enter 1 painting use the link for payment below for $20. If you want to enter 2 paintings, use the link below for the first painting and then use the listing below this one to pay the additional $5 for the second entry. You will need to process to complete payments. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Option 2: Mail your check for $20.00 (1 painting) or $25.00 (2 paintings) payable to PSC along with your entry form to:
Beverly O'Neil
214 Easter Hill Dr.
Grand Junction, CO 81507
Pastel Society of Colorado: "Not Chalk"
October 1, 2015 to November 13, 2015
If you have already processed your payment for your 1st entry ($20, link in the listing above) to the show and you would like to enter a second painting also, please use the link below to pay the additional $5 for the second piece.

You will then email your entry information to: oneilb@q.com

Identification cards for the back of your paintings:
Name:
Phone:
Title:
Price:

Name:
Phone:
Title:
Price:

If you prefer to mail your check for your payment(s), please follow the instructions in the previous listing.
Sponsored by:
Journeys: Pastel Society of Colorado's 2015 Signature Members' Show Prospectus
October 5, 2015 to November 22, 2015
"A traveler I am, and a navigator, and everyday I discover a new region within my soul." Khalil Gibran

October 5- November 22, 2015 at Lakewood Cultural Center
470 S Allison Pkwy, Lakewood, CO 80226
Gallery Hours: Monday - Sunday 8-5
Judge: Ken Elliott, www.denverart.com

PSC invites each signature member to exhibit a small, cohesive body of work (3 or 4 paintings) in Journeys, the 2015 Signature Members' show. This show will be judged for awards but not juried. All signature and master signature members of PSC are invited to participate. We invite and challenge you to embark on a personal visual exploration of a subject or a place or an approach to the medium. Each artist's paintings will be hung as a group and must have a unified style, focus and presentation. A short statement of up to 200 words about the artist's journey will accompany the work. The work will be judged for cash prizes. Work submitted should be completed within the three years prior to the show. Work from other PSC shows will be eligible for Journeys, however, paintings included in this exhibit will NOT be eligible for future PSC Member or Mile High shows.

Eligibility: Open to all dues-paid signature and master signature members of the Pastel Society of Colorado. Original paintings only: no class work or copied work. Work must have been completed within the last three years. All paintings must be for sale. A commission will be paid to PSC for sales. The Pastel Society of Colorado and Lakewood Cultural Center reserve the right to reject inappropriate subject matter.

Specifications: Must be suitably framed, wired and labeled, for hanging. NO saw tooth hangers. NOTE: Please wire the paintings so that the high point reaches 3 inches below the top of the frame.
Liability: Artwork will be insured only while on the premises of Lakewood Cultural Center during the dates specified on this form for the show.

Every attempt will be made to hang all the artwork that is delivered based on space available. We plan to hang 3-4 paintings per member depending on number and sizes entered. Please be sure to attach provided identification cards on the back of each submitted painting. Maximum width of framed work to be submitted is 36 inches. Maximum of 4 works per artist permitted.

Deadlines and Events:
September 5, Saturday: Registration deadline.
Registration is online at www.pastelsocietyofcolorado.org. You may pay with Paypal or credit card.
September 18 and 19, 11:00-4:00: Hand delivered artwork to Lakewood Cultural Center
September 21-25: Arrival of shipped work
October 9, Friday 6:00-8:00 p.m.: Opening Reception
November 22, Sunday: Show closes
November 23-24, 10-4 Pick up artwork (participants in Ken Elliotts' workshop may pick up their work after workshop on Sunday Nov 22.

Fees: $36.00 for 3 or 4 paintings. The Pastel Society guarantees that at least three paintings per member will be hung.
Delivery/Shipping: Out of area members who are shipping their work via commercial carriers please make arrangements for delivery of your work to:
Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S Allison Pkwy, Lakewood, CO 80226
Attention: Lorene Joos
Include return shipping with your shipment.

Questions: Please contact : Virginia Unseld 303-582-5724 vjunseld@aol.com or Teri Gortmaker 303-434-7327, terigortmaker@yahoo.com

Awards will be for Body of Work: Best of Show: $200.00 First Place: $150.00,
Second Place: $100.00, Third Place: $50.00, Honorable Mentions
Sponsored by:
Maryland Pastel Society Shades Of Pastel Exhibition
October 5, 2015 to October 28, 2015
Hill Galleries at the Old Naval Hospital, Washington, DC
Deadline for submission is July 15, 2015

We are excited to invite your members to submit their artwork to our National "Shades of Pastel" Exhibition to be held this year in Washington, D.C. Our venue, Hill Galleries at the Old Naval Hospital, located on Pennsylvania Avenue in the heart of historic Washington D.C. will provide a stunning backdrop for a show that will showcase the best in pastel painting today.

We are excited to have award winning artist Doug Dawson as our juror and judge of awards which will include more than $6,500 in cash and merchandise including $1,500 in cash for the Best In Show Award.

The submission period is now open and the Deadline for submission is July 15, 2015. For more information and to download our Prospectus please visit our website at www.marylandpastelsociety.com on our Workshops and Exhibitions page (follow the link below to "enter this show").
Sponsored by:
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