SHOWS AND EVENTS

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

Click this link to view our Exhibition Catalog online~ It will open in a new browser window and will display using Adobe Flash (a free plugin available at Adobe.com). If you do not have Flash enabled or just prefer to download a pdf, please click this link.

Printed catalogs will be available during our show.

** No longer accepting entries for this show **

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Show Closing September 25, 2015
Pickup Art Work September 26, 2015

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.

AWARDS:
Best of Show: Terry Irwin,"Dawn Patrol"
First Place: Aaron Schuerr,"River Crief-Scotland"
Second Place: Sabrina Stiles,"BFF"
Third Place: Shelley Howard, "Crested Butte Meadow"
Elizabeth Mowry Award: Janet Larsen,"Morning at Fossil Creek Wetlands"
Ginger Lecher Memorial: Barbara Torke, "Three Little Gossips"
SW Art Award: Joanna Beardon, "Sonoma Coyote"
Pastel Soc. Northern Rockies: Diane Rappisi,"Little Eagle"
Pikes Peak Pastel Society: Nancy Silvia,"Chama Afternoon"

Honorable Mentions:
Tracy Wilson,"Ruminations"
Gary Huber,"Canyon Gold-Teton Range"
Patsy Dodson,"In Daddy's Safe Grip"
Beverly O'Neil,"Simplicity"
Carol Buschmann,"Splendor Above Me"

People's Choice: Ivadell Marie, "Apple Blossom One"
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 two 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

For a printable prospectus, go to our resources page to download "Not Chalk, 2015 PSC Members Show Prospectus".
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 9, 2015 to November 22, 2015
Lakewood Cultural Center
"A traveler I am, and a navigator, and everyday discover a new region within my soul." Khalil Gibran

October 9 - November 22, 2015 at Lakewood Cultural Center (LCC)
470 S Allison Pkwy, Lakewood, CO 80226
Gallery Hours: Mon – Fri 8-5, Sat 10-2, Sundays during performances

Judge: Ken Elliott www.kenelliott.com "There is paradox in Ken Elliott's landscapes: they pulse with powerful color, and yet collectors speak of his paintings as exuding a sense of calm. They contain choreographed rhythm and order, even within the seeming disorder of winter trees along a creek," Southwest Art Magazine, May, 2012

The PSC invites each signature and master signature member to exhibit a small, cohesive body of work (3 -5 paintings) in Journeys, the 2015 Signature Members' show. We challenge you to embark on a personal visual exploration of a subject or 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 two years prior to the show. Work from other PSC shows is eligible for Journeys, however, paintings included in this exhibit WILL NOT be eligible for future PSC Member or Mile High shows.  

Eligibility: Open to 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 two years. The Pastel Society of Colorado and Lakewood Cultural Center reserve the right to reject inappropriate subject matter. Every attempt will be made to hang all the artwork that is delivered based on space available. All paintings must hang for the duration of the show.

FEES: $36.00 for 3 -5 paintings. The Pastel Society guarantees that at least three paintings per member will be hung. All paintings must be for sale. A commission on sales of 40% will be charged with 30% to LCC and 10% to PSC. The gallery will handle all sales transactions. Net proceeds will be paid to artists at the conclusion of the show.

Specifications: Must be suitably framed with D hangers and wire. NO saw tooth hangers. NOTE: Please wire the paintings so that the high point reaches 3 inches below the top of the frame. Attach labels to back of paintings.

Liability: Artwork will be insured only while on the premises of Lakewood Cultural Center during the dates specified on this form for the show. Submission constitutes agreement for PSC and/or LCC to use these materials for promotional purposes.

Deadlines and Events:
June 10 (optional) one jpeg at 300 dpi with 1 or 2 sentences about your exploration to vjunseld@aol.com to be considered for promotional materials for the show and for PSC. Submission indicates your approval for materials to be used.

Aug 29, midnight on Saturday: Registration deadline
• Registration is online at www.pastelsocietyofcolorado.org.
• Go to Shows/Events page and select Enter this show. That will direct you to Paypal where you can pay with a credit card or Paypal account.
• No images will be submitted for jurying. Just fill out all forms, and submit with your statement of up to 200 words to terigortmaker@yahoo.com in the text of an email. Longer statements will be returned to you for editing.
• All entries and payments must be received by midnight Aug 29. No late entries will be accepted.

Saturday, September 26 from 10- 2 and Monday, September 28 from 11:00 to 4:00 or by appointment if necessary. Call 303-987-7844. Hand delivery of 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. (Participants in Ken Elliotts' workshop may pick up their work after the workshop on Sunday Nov 22)
Nov 21 and 22 Painting Workshop with Ken Elliott at LCC open to all artists. Workshop information will be on PSC website. Limited to 20 artists.
November 23-24 from 10-4 Pickup of artwork.

Delivery/Shipping: For shipped paintings, please spray well with fixative, double box all shipped work and insure work. 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
Attn: Lorene Joos.
For return shipping, include a check made to Pastel Society of Colorado with your paintings for exact amount paid to ship them to LCC.

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

Awards will be for the body of work and not for individual paintings. Best of Show: $200.00 First Place: $150.00, Second Place: $100.00, Third Place: $50.00, Honorable Mentions

2015 PSC signature show entry form and show agreement
I have read the prospectus and agree to all the terms.
Name ______________________________________________________ date _____________________

Submit a statement of up to 200 words about your "journey" to terigortmaker@yahoo.com. Please put the text in the body of an email and not as an attachment.

ENTRY FORM:Please copy and paste this form into a text document and send to Teri Gortmaker at terigortmaker@yahoo.com by August 29, 2015.

Artist:
email:
Address:
City/ State/ Zip:
Phone:

Title 1:
Price:
Image size

Title 2:
Price:
Image size

Title 3:
Price:
Image size

Title 4:
Price:
Image size

Title 5:
Price:
Image size

Image Identification Cards: PLACE ON THE BACK OF EACH PAINTING.

Name:
Email:
Phone:
Title:

Name:
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Inventory form: Please bring an inventory form filled out and keep one for your records
Artist___________________________________________ phone _________________________________
Email address ___________________________________________________
Title and price for each painting submitted
Sponsored by:
Abstractivity
November 1, 2015 to November 22, 2015
Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park
Please join us by participating in our Newest Show!
Exhibition Dates November 1—November 22, 2015
Deadline: October 10, 2015
 
Eligibility Requirements
•Open to all visual artists who reside in America.
•Both 2-D and 3-D media are acceptable, including oil, acrylic, water media, sculpture, pencil, fiber, ceramics, photography, wood, jewelry, pastel and mixed (other media, please inquire).
 
How to Enter
•The entry fee is $35 per artist.  Checks may be made payable to CACEP. You may also pay by credit card by calling us at 970-586-9203.
•We will be displaying all works in our online catalog on our website to facilitate art sales.  For this reason we will need an image of your piece along with your registration materials. Submit your jpeg image (72 dpi) by email to info@estesarts.com, or mail a CD with image to CACEP, P.O. Box 4135, Estes Park, CO  80517. No slides or photographs please.
•Pre-registration is required.   
•Reserve your space via e-mail or phone by October 3, 2015. An inventory form will be sent to you upon registration.
•Registration materials, art image and $35 entry payment must be received by October 10,2015. No late entries will be accepted.   
⁃2D Maximum of three pieces per artist, no larger than 36"x36". All artwork must be framed and wired to hang (framing negotiable).  
⁃3D Maximum of three pieces per artist.
 
All works must be available for sale.
 
Art Delivery & Requirements:
Shipped Work: To arrive 10/23 - 10/27/15. Work may be shipped by UPS or FedEx to: 423 W. Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517. Shipping to and from is at the expense of the artist. A pre-paid FEDX OR UPS BARCODE return shipping label must be included with any shipped art. Please, no packing peanuts.
Hand delivery: 10/27/15 to 423 W. Elkhorn Ave, 12 Noon to 5 PM.

Art Identification Tags:
All work must be identified with artist name, title, price, and medium.  
2D Work: Affix a stringed tag to the back left side of the hanging wire.  
3D Work: Affix a stringed tag or sticker to the base or bottom. Small Items: jewelry, wearable art, etc.): Price each item individually. Use the first three letters of your last name and then number them starting with #1. Example: for last name Brown -  BRO #1, BRO #2, BRO #3, etc.

Commission: 60% Artist, 40% Arts Council
 
Liabilities & Responsibilities:
The Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park assumes no responsibility for loss or damage to any art, display or person. By submitting artwork to this exhibition, 
will be deemed to have concurred with this Agreement. We suggest that you provide insurance to cover the full value of the artwork while in transit.
 
Publicity:
Select images will be chosen for publicity. You will be contacted to submit a higher resolution image if chosen.  All artists are to submit a current bio or artist statement, and image for the online catalog.

Special Events and Awards:
People's Choice and Artist's Choice Awards will be selected and announced at our gala opening event on 11/1/15
 
Abstract Art—can be a painting, photograph or sculpture that does not depict a person, place or thing  in the natural world—even in an extremely distorted or exaggerated way.   Therefore, the subject of the work is based on what you see: color, shapes, brushstrokes, size, scale and, in some cases, the process. It's freedom of expression.

Questions?  
970-586-9203 or email info@estesarts.com

Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park
Gallery at 423 W. Elkhorn
Estes Park, Colorado  80517
970-586-9203
info@estesarts.com

November 1 - November 22, 2015 

Calendar
Entry Form Submission 
BY 10/10/2015
 
Shipping Arrival Date for Art  
10/23—10/27/15
 
Hand Delivery of Art
Tuesday 10/27/15
 
Opening Reception 
Sunday November 1, 2015
5:00 to 7:00 PM  
 
Art Pick-up and Return Ship
Monday  November  23, 2015
12 NOON  to 5 PM 
Return Ship 
after 11/23/2015

 
Abstractivity Registration Form
Artist Name: ______________________________
Address: _________________________________
City: _____________________________________
State: _________________ Zip: ______________
Phone: __________________________________
Email: ___________________________________ 
#of Pieces Entered: ______________
Piece 1 Media: ___________________________
Piece 2 Media: ___________________________
Piece 3 Media: ___________________________
Image Enclosed:  ____  Image Emailed: ____
Payment Enclosed:  ___ Payment Called In: _____
Other Notes: _____________________________________
___________________________________________________
 
Please print clearly.
Mail to: CULTURAL ARTS COUNCIL PO BOX 4135 ESTES PARK, CO 80517
Pikes Peak Pastel Society Statewide Pastel Exhibition 2015
November 5, 2015 to December 28, 2015
Library 21c, Colorado Springs, CO
Deadline for Registration:
Mail entry form and check - must be postmarked no later than October 1, 2015

All artists who reside in Colorado, and who create original fine art in soft (dry) pastel, are invited to submit their artwork to our juried "Pikes Peak Pastel Society Statewide Pastel Exhibition 2015", to be held in November and December in Colorado Springs. We are excited to have as our venue, the innovative and spacious, new Library 21c, located at 1175 Chapel Hills Dr., on the northwest corner of Chapel Hills Dr. and Jamboree Dr.

We are fortunate to have award-winning artist Deborah Bays as our juror. She has been awarded Master Pastelist status by the Pastel Society of America, and her work has been featured in Southwest Art, The Pastel Journal, and The Artist's Magazine. One of her paintings is included in Pure Color: The Best of Pastel, published by North Light Books. Her work is represented by galleries on both coasts, as well as in Colorado.

Awards: Total $1,200 in cash, including: Best of Show: $500, First Place: $300, Second Place; $200, Third Place: $100, PSC Award: $50, and PPPS President's Award: $50. 10 Honorable Mentions, People's Choice, and Mayor's Award will receive ribbons.

Calendar of Events:
Thursday, October 1: Registration Deadline: mail entry form and check; postmarked by Oct. 1
Monday, November 2: Intake of Artwork at Library 21c, hand delivered (9am-12pm Noon), Judging (12pm-2pm), Pickup of Declined Work (2-3pm)
Thursday, November 5: Opening Reception and Awards (5-8pm)
Tuesday, December 29: Artwork Pickup (9am-12pm Noon)

How to Enter: The full prospectus and entry form are available to download – Please click on the link: "ENTER THIS SHOW" (below). Please read the prospectus and rules about eligibility before submitting entries. The prospectus and entry form are also available to download on our website: pikespeakpastel.org, http://www.pikespeakpastel.org/events-and-exhibits.html

A maximum of 5 pastel paintings may be entered. Note: Walk-in entries are welcome at the intake of artwork (November 2) – $20 per entry. Judging of the original artwork will be done on the day of intake, November 2.

Please plan to attend the Deborah Bays Pastel Workshop – October 23 & 24, at Library 21c in Colorado Springs. Sponsored by the Pikes Peak Pastel Society. More information coming soon.

Questions: Please call 719-598-1447, or email hmzimbrick@msn.com
Sponsored by:
Pastel Society of Eastern Canada
November 8, 2015
Montreal
Call for Entry

The Pastel Society of Eastern Canada is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this fall with its International show, held in Montreal Oct. 30th to Nov. 8th. We have increased our top awards to 1000$ and 750$ in cash, for an estimated total of over 5000$ in awards. Prospectus at www.pastelsec.com
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