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.
May 4, 2016 to June 17, 2016
UART is proud to announce that we are accepting entries for our 2016 Online Pastel Show. The show is open to all pastel artists worldwide (dry pastel only), and will be held until June 17th, 2016. This year we upped the ante and increased our cash prizes by 25%! Submit your painting(s) done on UART for a chance to win great cash prizes, gift certificates, fantastic products, UART paper and more...

The show is now open and will end on June 17, 2016 at 11:59pm. Submit photo(s) of your painting(s) on UART paper today by clicking on the link below. All accepted pieces will be published on June 28th, 2016. Winners will be announced on July 7th, 2016.
Painting with Pastels with Mike Beeman
May 14, 2016 to May 14, 2016
Denver Waldorf School
9:30am - 4:00pm
Denver Waldorf School
2100 S. Pennsylvania St.
Denver, COLORADO 80210

"Learn the techniques of creating a pastel with a painterly style. After a demonstration, individuals will work on projects with one-on-one assistance.

Mike will cover the systematic process of blocking in, simplifying, getting the right value relationships, and working with edges. Students will become familiar with the use of color notes for problem solving, developing color and composition."

Registration: $90 (plus $2 to cover PayPal fees)
Sponsored by:
Plein Air Paint Your Park Event & Art Sale
May 18, 2016
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument in Florissant, Colorado
All National Parks turn 100 years old this year and there will be events at all or most of them.
There will be a big event at the Florissant Fossil Beds in August. They are expecting lots of visitors.

Who: The Pikes Peak Plein Air Painters and their invited guests as the featured artists.
What: A plein Air Event, Art Show and Sale, a quick draw demonstrations/quick finish and several lecture presentations.
Where: Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument in Florissant, Colorado.
Painting Dates: August 20-27, 2016. (Monday Saturday)
Show Dates: August 27 28. (Pick up unsold artwork end of day on the 28th)
Sales conducted by the park personal.
60% of sale price goes to artists.

Why: To celebrate the National Park Service's 100th Anniversary, to raise awareness of the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, the only national park in this part of Colorado.

Plein Air painting timeframe: All week from Saturday, August 20th through August 27, Saturday morning.
Turn in artwork late Saturday morning, the artwork will be displayed and offered for sale indoors.

The park will provide free passes to all participating artists so that we can visit and scope out the park in advance. We also get free admission during the plein air painting period. Additionally we also get early entry to the park on Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning so as to take advantage of the morning light.(Entry on Monday Wednesday at regular times)

So, Put the dates on your schedule.

Costs: $20 participation fee for members, ($30 for non-member guests if we need additional artists)

Register: on the Pikes Peak Plein Air Painters web site
See: Events/Workshops

Register now to reserve your place in the event.
Plein Air Meeker 2016 Paint Out
June 15, 2016
Within Rio Blanco County and near Trappers Lake
Event Location
Within Rio Blanco County and near Trappers Lake.
Map is provided with registration.
Sample painting by Pat Daggett

Date/Time Information
Stop by the Chamber to get your canvas stamped. Paintings must be turned in by 5 pm on June 30.

Contact Information
Meeker Chamber of Commerce, 970-878-5510

send an email:

Download the prospectus and entry form here.
Sponsored by:
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. 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.
Deadline for signing up is midnight June 26th, 2016
Sponsored by:
12th Annual Mile High International Pastel Exhibition
July 10, 2016 to September 8, 2016
Vida Ellison Gallery 7th Floor, Denver Public Library
No longer accepting entries for this show

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.

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.

NOTIFICATION: 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 work must arrive between June 16 and June 22 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.
Sponsored by:
Joanne Burney "Trees"
September 17, 2016
Painting Trees with Joanne Burney
Registration: $90 (plus $2 to cover Paypal fees)
Sponsored by:
Pastel Society of New Mexico National Show
October 29, 2016 to November 27, 2016
Hispanic Arts Center of EXPO, New Mexico
Entries due between June 1 and August 15, 2016 at 11pm.
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