Resolutions - PSC Member Show
January 7, 2016 to February 12, 2016
Philip J. Steele Gallery
Announcing the PSC 2016 Member Show~ RESOLUTIONS
Philip J. Steele Gallery at
Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design (behind Casa Bonita)
1600 Pierce St, Lakewood, CO 80214
GALLERY HOURS: Monday through Saturday, 11am-4pm

We are no longer accepting entries for this show...

Our Judge is Bruce Gomez:
I am a Colorado native and my family has roots in this country going back 400 years, my education consists of a B.A. In Political Science, Romance Languages and a Concentration in Constitutional Law - with no studies at all in art and I've never studied with anyone. My sole medium is pastel, I've been painting full time for 31 years and am represented by the Abend Gallery (20 years) in Denver as well the Telluride Gallery of Fine Art (29 years). My subject matters (both Studio and plein air) range from Paris; Rome, Provenše, New York City; Glacier, Zion, Grand Canyon and Yellowstone National Parks, Banff, Port Angeles, Telluride and Sedona.
I've been involved with a number of plein air competitions in Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, Sedona, Port Angeles and in Denver. I've received many awards ranging from People's Choice , Artists Choice, numerous Merit Awards.
My work can be found throughout the world and in many corporate collections (Transamerica, Time Warner, Federal Reserve, Holland and Hart), and I've donated my works to Project Angel Heart, The Alzheimers Association, Telluride Chamber Music Festival, MADD, The Ah Haa School, Stanley British School, and numerous programs to help at risk youth and medical donations.

For questions, please email our show chairs, Karen Spotts and Jeannette Stutzman.

LIABILITY: Utmost care will be taken in the handling of entries and paintings. However, neither the Pastel Society of Colorado nor RMCAD 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.

Pickup will be February 16th (Tuesday) from 11am-4pm. Unsold shipped works will be returned the week of Feb. 15, 2016.

Congratulations to our Awards Winners:

Best of Show: Marcie Cohen, "Morning Light Two"

First: Arlene Kunz, "The Conjurer"

Second: Cherie Nobilette, "Lily"

Third: Virginia Unseld, "Cliffs of Shining Stone"

Honorable Mentions:
Nancy Welter, "Basque del Rio Grande"

Jeannette Stutzman, "Looking Up"

Larry Routten, "Running Water"

Diana Matney, "Afternoon Shower"

Tracy Wilson, "Moody Blues"

Mike Ray, "South Valley Snow"
Sponsored by:
2016 Copper Country Art Festival
February 9, 2016
Call for Entry
Deadline: May 31, 2016

The 2016 Copper Country Art Festival is through Zapplication for sign up. You will wait for a reply from Zapplication after your application is juried.

Upon Acceptance to our show, please look at the site map and choose a booth number when sending the SLR (Specific Location Request) so that we hold the correct space for you. Special Requests without the booth number or payment will be sent back to you unprocessed. I will edit the map as booths are chosen, but if for some reason there is a duplicate request, I will let you know to choose another. Booth selection is on a first come, first served basis by payment. You do not have to sign up for a specific booth. It is only an option.

Sign up soon at: as the application deadline is May 31, 2016.
Preparing Digital Entries- taught by Jeannette Stutzman
March 19, 2016
Central Christian Church, 3690 Cherry Creek South Dr., Denver, CO 80209
Get expert help understanding the process of preparing your art photos for online entry.

Most juried shows are now using services such as Online Juried Shows or Zapplication to handle entries. They each have specific requirements for the type and size of files you send and may disqualify entries that do not meet those requirements.

Just in time for our Mile High International Show, Jeannette will expertly and kindly walk us through the process, both as a demo and with individual help.

Bring your laptop if you have one, with either Photoshop or Photoshop Elements and some photos of your art to work with. Demo and discussion will be from 9:00-11:00 and individual help from 11:00-12:30.

Cost is $50.00 (plus $2 for PayPal processing fees)
Deadline for registration is March 12

To Register and Pay, click "ENTER THIS SHOW" below and when you get to the paypal screen either pay with your paypal account or select the option to "Pay Using a Credit Card" to pay with Visa, MC, Am Express.
Sponsored by:
April 29, 2016 to May 1, 2016
Union Colony Civic Center, Greeley, Colorado 80631
Entry Deadline: March 21, 2016
Type: National
Fees: $45/3 plus $10 each up to 6 entries
Juror: Don Weller,
Categories: Acrylic, Drawing, Mixed Media, Oil, Pastel, Photography, Sculpture, Watercolor

Web Site:
Capturing the Beauty of Open Land
June 20, 2016 to June 26, 2016
Presented by Douglas Land Conservancy
Event Dates: 6/20/16 - 6/26/16
Entry Deadline: 3/1/16

Images - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 5
Total Media - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 5

Entry Fee (Capturing the Beauty of Open Land): $35.00

Protecting the natural character of Douglas County and neighboring lands.
You are invited to apply for a truly unique plein air painting event, "Capturing the Beauty of Open Land," sponsored by the Douglas Land Conservancy. A fundraiser for DLC, the event provides the opportunity for artists to paint on beautiful, private properties in southern Douglas County. These stunning conserved private properties are rarely open for access to the public. Artists will have the opportunity to paint on location for a week, followed by a very special VIP art sale and reception at the White Pavilion in downtown Castle Rock, Colorado just south of Denver. Volunteers will be available on site throughout the event to provide information and directions to the painting locations.
In addition to providing a unique cultural experience for Douglas County and the surrounding community, these events will allow attendees and loyal supporters to bring the beauty of Douglas County conserved lands into their homes and offices as a reminder of why we live in Colorado.

We invite you to apply for entry into this very unique Plein Air event.
-Application Fee: $35 (non-refundable)

Selected Douglas County Conserved Lands, Douglas County Colorado
Art Show and Sale-White Pavilion, Castle Rock, Colorado

-Important Dates
Entry Deadline: March 1, 2016
Notification of acceptance: No later than March 16, 2016
Deadline for artist to accept invitation: March 30, 2016
Painting week:
Orientation meeting Monday Evening, June 20, 2016
Painting on Conserved Lands June 21-25, 2016
VIP Art Show Reception: June 24, 2016
Art Show Dates: June 24-26, 2016
Pickup unsold paintings: June 26, 2016

Artist Eligibility: Open to all artists painting in plein air.
Show Contact:
Art Entry Eligibility: Subject matter to reflect Conserved Lands.
All work must be wired and ready to hang.

Artists may submit up to five images for jurying. These images must be representative of the work you typically produce. Images are for jurying purposes only and will not be required to hang in the show. Images should be labeled as follows: Artist last Name.Title.Medium
Provide a brief biography describing your work, awards, shows participated in and galleries featuring your work.Provide price range.Provide your website.
Submissions must be made thru the Café online application system: Go to:
And locate: Capturing the Beauty of Open Land

All work submitted and displayed at the Art Show/Reception must be available for sale. All sales will be handled by Douglas Land Conservancy. 40% commission will be paid to Douglas Land Conservancy, 60% to the artist. Prices for the artwork will be set by the artists.

Although the utmost care will be taken handling artwork, neither Douglas Land Conservancy nor its representatives will be responsible for damage or loss from any cause. Insurance, if desired, is the responsibility of the artist.

The Douglas Land Conservancy is a 501 (c) 3 non-partisan, non-profit land trust dedicated to the protection and conservation of the natural character, habitat, and open space of the central front range region of Colorado, including Douglas County and surrounding areas. For more information visit:
Creating Better Landscape Paintings From Photographs with Kim Casebeer
July 7, 2016 to September 7, 2016
Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup Street, Littleton, Co. 80120
The Mile High International Pastel Exhibition judge, Kim Casebeer, will instruct a 3-day studio pastel workshop.
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 referencing a plein air study done while on another 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 will be provided.

Cost: PSC Members $350, Non-Members $385. To sign up for this workshop, please click the option below to "enter this show" and pay via PayPal with either a credit card or a paypal account. Contact workshop coordinator, Verena Ferris,( 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 adjustments to logistics and content due to unforeseen circumstances.
Creating Better Landscape Paintings From Photographs with Kim Casebeer
July 7, 2016 to July 9, 2016
Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup Street, Littleton, Co. 80120
"Enter This Show" option below to pay for PSC Members at $350
Creating Better Landscape Paintings From Photographs with Kim Casebeer
July 7, 2016 to July 9, 2016
Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup Street, Littleton, Co. 80120
"Enter This Show" below to pay for Non PSC Members at $385
12th Annual Mile High International Pastel Exhibition
July 10, 2016 to September 8, 2016
Vida Ellison Gallery 7th Floor, Denver Public Library
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 PST on April 9, 2016. All entries must be made through
ENTERING YOUR IMAGES: For best results, make sure your image is 1920 pixels @72 dpi on the longest side. Images should be in JPEG format, sRGB color space. Help in photographing your work and properly sizing your images can be found If you need help entering your images or paying, please email
or call 949-287-8645.

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, a secured website.

Online Entry: Go to submit entries. When filling out your information for this show, please be sure all information is correct ľ spelling, titles, capitalization, and pricing of artwork. All information entered by the artist is used AS Entered 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 will be made using a PayPal account or a valid credit card. No changes can be made after the entry deadline. The judge may select up to two paintings by an individual artist for inclusion in the show.

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 log into your artist account on www.OnlineJuriedShows.comand click "Your Artist Profile. The jury results will be listed under each entry. For questions, contact the Show Chair, Virginia Unseld, at 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 ╝ 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.

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