Preparing Digital Entries for Shows by PSC's Jeannette Stutzman
February 25, 2017
Spirit of Hope Methodist Church
3885 S. Broadway, Englewood CO 80113
click here for google map/directions

February 25, 2017 from 9am to 1pm
Bring your Laptop if you have one
so you can work along in class
Come about 15 minutes early to setup your computer
and connect to the internet.

Get expert help understanding the process of preparing your art photos for online entry. We will also discuss resolution, color modes, file formats, photography and scanning considerations.

  • What is Resolution? DPI vs PPI and how that relates for print and web...
  • What are Pixels?
  • What does it mean when someone says to make an image 1024 px wide?
  • What is a jpg? Understanding the quality vs compression...
  • What happens if I re-save jpg files?

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 National Show, Jeannette will expertly and kindly walk us through the process, both as a demo and with individual help. Our Online Show will require digital entries as well. Let us show you how to prepare your entries!

Bring your laptop if you have one, a prospectus or two and either Photoshop or Photoshop Elements and some photos of your art to work with. We will also be using a free online program so this is for you even if you don't have Photoshop or another software program to use!

Demo and discussion will be from 9:30-11:00 and individual help from 11:00-12:30. If you don't have a computer to bring, don't let that stop you from joining! There will be demos and handouts to follow as well as Q&A.

Jeannette is a full-time graphic designer with over 30 years of experience in design as well as 15 years experience teaching computer basics, page layout, photoshop, computer illustration and visual design at Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design.

Cost is $50.00 (plus $2 for PayPal processing fees). Select the option to pay with Credit Card or pay with a PayPal account.
Sponsored by:
Abstracts in Pastel Taught by Diane Fechenbach
March 25, 2017
One-day Workshop
Abstracts in Pastel, Taught by Diane Fechenbach

Tentatively scheduled for March 25th, 9:00-4:00

Check your March newsletter for details and for registration info.
April 13, 2017 to April 25, 2017
Sedona Art Center, 15 Art Barn Road, Sedona, AZ
This National Open Juried Show will be held in the Sedona Arts Center during the Spring Break, April 13 - 25, 2017.

The Sedona Arts Center will be hosting Kim Lordier in a pastel workshop from April 11-13, adjacent to the show. Information regarding the workshop can be found at

Registration opens October 15, 2016 and closes March 7, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

You must be a fully paid up member. To join or renew, please visit the website Click on Join Us.

Not a current member of APAA.
Pastel Society of Southeast Texas' annual show Art of The Pastel 2017
April 18, 2017 to May 21, 2017
Brazosport Art League Gallery
Entries are now open for the Pastel Society of Southeast Texas' annual show Art of The Pastel 2017 through

The show will be held April 18th through May 21st in the Brazosport Art League Gallery at The Center for Arts & Science, 400 College Boulevard, Clute, Texas 77531.

Entries close on February 26, 2017.

Cash prizes will be awarded for Best of Show ($1000), Second Place ($500), Third Place ($200), Fourth Place ($150) and Fifth Place ($100) in addition to other prizes.

The reception and awards ceremony is open to the public and will be held Friday, April 21st from 6pm until 9pm at the gallery. The prospectus is also on under the exhibitions tab. If you need further information please contact
April 28, 2017 to April 30, 2017
CALL FOR ENTRY: NATIONAL GREELEY ART EXHIBITION 2017, Northern Colorado's Premier Art Show

Type: National

Deadline to apply: March 15, 2017
Apply at

Location: Union Colony Civic Center, Greeley, Colorado 80631

Fees: $45/3 plus $10 each up to 6 entries

Juror: Mark Bailey,

Categories: Acrylic, Drawing, Mixed Media, Oil, Pastel, Photography, Sculpture, Watercolor

Web Site:

Opening Reception, Friday, April 28, 5:00-8:00pm
Awards Presentation begins at 6:00pm, Mark Bailey will be presenting awards.

Open Saturday April 29, 11:00am-5:00pm

Open Sunday April 30, 11:00am-4:00pm
2 Day Workshop by Award Winning Artist, Lorraine Trenholm
May 16, 2017 to May 17, 2017
Grand Junction, Colorado (site to be announced)
What: 2 Day Workshop provided by Award Winning Artist, Lorraine Trenholm
When: Tuesday Wednesday, May 16th-17th, 2017 9:00 am 4:00 pm
Where: Grand Junction, Colorado (site to be announced)

Cost: $185.00 (plus $2 for PayPal processing fees) early registration fee if registered by 03/10/17

$225.00 (plus $2 for PayPal processing fees) registration fee starting 03/11/17.

04/07/17 last day to register.

Maximum Class size is limited to 20 artists. Materials list and location of classes will be provided nearer to the time of the event.
Sponsored by:
PSC Member Show, "Pure Pigment"
May 17, 2017 to June 24, 2017
Western Colorado Center For the Arts
1803 North 7th Street
Grand Junction, Colorado 81501

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

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.

Must be suitably framed and wired for hanging. NO saw tooth hangers, please. 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, April 7, 2017: Online or Postmark deadline for registration
Monday, May 16th: Deliver artwork to The Art Center, 10am-2pm. NO ENTRIES ACCEPTED AFTER 2PM!
Friday, June 2nd: OPENING RECEPTION, 7pm-9pm, with a Gallery Talk at 6:30pm.

Saturday, June 24th: Show closes
Monday, June 26th: Pick up unsold artwork 10pm-3pm.
Fees: $25.00 for one or two paintings. Please pay online or make checks payable to the Pastel Society of Colorado.
Artwork 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.

Identification cards: (attach to back of paintings)


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

Best of Show: $250.00
First Place: $150.00
Second Place: $100.00
Third Place: $ 75.00
Honorable Mention: $ 25.00

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: Go to the Shows/Events page on the PSC web site to enter and pay your entry fee. Then email the tag info to Beverly O'Neil at or Rebecca Dierickx at
Artist: ___________________________
Address: _________________________
City / State / Zip: __________________

Title 1: ___________________________
Price: ____________________________
Size (framed): _____________________ Maximum framed width 48"

Title 2: ___________________________
Price: ____________________________
Size (framed): _____________________ Maximum framed width 48"

Option 2: Mail your check for $25.00 payable to Pastel Society of Colorado (not PSC) along with your entry form to: Must be postmarked by Friday, April 7th, 2017

Beverly O'Neil
214 Easter Hill Drive
Grand Junction, CO 81507

Artist: ___________________________
Address: _________________________
City / State / Zip: __________________

Title 1: ___________________________
Price: ____________________________
Size (framed): _____________________
Maximum framed width 48"

Title 2: ___________________________
Price: ____________________________
Size (framed): _____________________
Maximum framed width 48"

Lorraine W. Trenholm
Fine Art IAPS Master Circle

Lorraine Wallace Trenholm was born in New York, where she lived until completing studies as a painting major at Pratt Institute. Lorraine joined the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod the year it was founded, and was juried in as a signature member that same year. She is a member of "21 in Truro", an Associate Member of the Pastel Society of America, has earned Master Pastellist designation with IAPS, and a signature member of both the Pastel Society of Colorado and the Pastel Society of New Mexico. She has had several one woman shows. Lorraine has studied with Lois Griffel and Henry Henshe of the Cape School of Art in Provincetown and attended the Vermont Studio School. Her pastels appear in Lois's book, Painting the Impressionist Landscape, and in Kennedy Publishing's "Best of America-Pastel Artists and Artisans, Vol. 1″.

Lorraine moved to Colorado in the spring of 2004, where she continues to do both studio and "plein air" painting. Lorraine has been teaching classes and giving workshops in pastel and oil painting in Durango, and the East Coast..

Saluki clubs nation-wide have commissioned her to do artwork to be used as trophies for their shows. In 2000, one of her saluki collages was used on the catalog cover for the prestigious Santa Barbara Dog Show.

Lorraine's artwork is on display at the Elizabeth Rowley Gallery in Orleans, MA; Hope Gallery, Bristol, RI, Sendero Gallery in Durango, CO, The Squash Blossom Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO, and at her studio by appointment
Lorraine's web site is:
Sponsored by:
70th Annual Gilpin County Arts Show
June 3, 2017 to August 6, 2017
Central City, Colorado
The Gilpin County Arts Association proudly announces its 70th annual juried art show in 2017. This is the longest continuously running juried show in Colorado.

We invite artists to be a part of this historic event in Central City, Colorado.

Deadline for entries is March 3, 2017.

Jurors are John Fielder, Stephen Quiller, and Bob Smith.

Awards judge: Christopher Herron, Deputy Curator from Vance Kirkland Museum. Awards: Over $3000 in cash prizes including $500 Best of Show. First, second, and third place awards will be given in all three categories (2D, 3D, photography).

Additional information and entry forms at
13th Annual Mile High National Pastel Exhibition
July 6, 2017 to August 20, 2017
Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St. Littleton, CO 80120
Entry Deadline: Midnight, April 10, 2017

Notifications emailed week of May 8
Deadline for shipped work to arrive at shipping agent: June 19, 2017.
Hand Delivery of work: June 29 9:00 am to 12:00 p.m.
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 6, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Show Closes: Saturday, August 19, 2017
Pickup Work: Monday, August 21, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Juror and Awards Judge: Tony Allain
The PSC is proud to present the 2016 judge and juror, Tony Allain. Tony is an elected member of the Pastel Society UK, Master's Circle of International Association of Pastel Societies, Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, and Master Pastelist of the Pastel Artists of New Zealand.

Tony has been painting for over forty years. He is a painter of light and movement with a complete understanding of his surroundings. Born and raised in the Channel Islands, Tony has exhibited extensively over the years. His work can be found in many leading galleries as well as private and corporate collections including the Maritime Museum Guernsey. He has won extensive awards for his work throughout the world. Tony lives and works in the UK.

The 13th Annual Mile High National Pastel Exhibition 2017 juried show is open to any pastel artist 18 years of age or older.
PSC Exhibition Policy:
  • 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 Mile High National Exhibitions. The painting will also not be eligible for any awards.
  • 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.

ENTRY FEE: Up to 3 paintings may be submitted at a fee of $35 PSC Members, $45 Non Members plus an additional 2 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 10, 2016. All entries must be made through Online Juried Shows. The judge may select up to 2 paintings by an individual artist for inclusion in the show.

AWARDS: Extensive Cash and Merchandise Awards will be presented at the opening reception on July 10, 2016. All awards are made at the discretion of our judge, Tony Allain. $4000 in cash including $1200 for Best of Show and thousands more in merchandise. 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 Online Juried Shows, a secured website.

Online Entry Go to: Online Juried Shows to submit entries. 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 OJS. Then go to "Apply To Calls" and scroll down to find the 13th Annual Mile High National 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, and pricing of artwork. All information is entered by the artist and is used AS IS 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 can be made using PayPal account or a valid credit card. No changes can be made after the entry deadline, April 10, 2017. Please refer to the image help and tutorials for the best image uploads.

NOTIFICATION: An acceptance or rejection notice will be issued by email for each painting entered by mid May. If you do not receive notification for one or more entries, please check your spam filter first, then contact Show Co-Chair, Nancy Welter at or text 720-480-5903. Please do not contact the Littleton Museum.

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 undamaged, with D-ring hangers and wire installed on the frame. Paintings can be with or without mats. White or neutral-hued mats are preferred. 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.

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 awards and/or sales within 30 days of end of show.

LIABILITY: Utmost care will be taken in the handling of entries and paintings. However, neither the Pastel Society of Colorado nor the Littleton Museum 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 not will be insured while displayed at the Littleton Museum.

Shipped paintings must be received by June 19, 2017, to:
Navis Pack and Ship
2306 S Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80222-5905
Phone: (303) 753-0805
Fax: (303) 753-1624
Include name of artist, address, phone number, e-mail, title of painting, price, on the back of your painting. Also, include a pre-paid return shipping label. For shipped work, expect a handling fee of $50 for one piece, $80 for two pieces is paid to the shipping agent for unpacking, delivering, and retrieving unsold work, repacking, and return shipping. Please pack work carefully and insure adequately. Artists will be contacted if work arrives damaged so arrangements can be made to reframe as needed by ABS Framing. For any questions on shipping and handling, please contact Navis Pack and Ship. More information about the Pastel Society of Colorado:
Sponsored by:
2017 Exhibition of Signature Members of the Pastel Society of Colorado
July 22, 2017 to August 31, 2017
Center for The Arts Evergreen
July 22 - August 31, 2017
Center for the Arts Evergreen. Image pictured to the right is a painting by Clive Tyler, show judge.

Opening Reception, and announcement of Awards, Friday, July 21, 2017 4-7pm

Deadline for Entries: Receipt of entry- July 10, 2017, Monday. Download the pdf of the show prospectus from our website, Resources page at

Eligibility: Open to all Master and Signature members of the Pastel Society of Colorado
• No work from copyrighted images will be accepted. Written permission to use a reference photograph by someone other than the artist must be obtained for the painting to comply with copyright laws and PSC requirements.
• If used in your paintings, collage materials must be created by the artist.
• All artwork must be at least 80% soft pastel
• Work completed 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 show (Transitions online show entries allowed).
• Paintings accepted into the show are not eligible for future PSC shows.
* a series of up to 3 paintings exploring a theme designed by the submitting artist.
* an accompanying narrative explaining the work the artist has developed in their personal artistic investigation

Entrance fee of $35.00 - for up to 3 pieces

The Colorado Pastel Society's Signature Show is an exhibit which occurs bi-annually. All current members who have received the designation of Signature, or Master Signature, are eligible to enter this exhibit.

This show allows each Signature member to develop a body of work consisting of up to 3 pastel paintings around an idea or concept the individual member wishes to explore. This idea is one which should engage the artist in their own personal query. A paragraph or two should accompany the body of work describing and defining the personal topic, concept, query.

The exhibition is being held at the Center for the Arts in Evergreen, it will be a judged show. Master pastelist ,Clive Tyler will be judging the show. There will be an opening on Friday, July 21 from 5 to 7pm. Awards will be announced. The Best of Show Award will be for the best body of work.

The exhibit will be up from July 22 to August 31, 2017

We are pleased to welcome Clive Tyler as our awards judge. Clive also will be offering a workshop at CAE from 9 to 4, July 21, 22,23. This is an excellent opportunity for all the members of the Colorado Pastel Society. Details of the workshop will be announced in a following newsletter.

Clive is a former Coloradan now living in Taos, New Mexico. He is Best of Show winner in the Pastel Journal's 8th Annual Pastel 100 competition, an elected member of the Pastel Society of America, signature member of the Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters and the American Impressionism Society. His artwork can be seen here in Denver at Saks Gallery. He says he enjoys working in a series in his own work.

"I wish to share the outdoor experience that I have had with nature and my interpretation as an artist with a representational impressionist point of view. I am painting the experience, not a reproduction to the view. I want to have the viewer want to step into the painting, look around the corner, look up at the aspens, feel the temperature of the day, sense a feeling of the time, hear the sounds of leaves and the thunder of a distant storm.Through color harmony, pastel pigment, texture and edges and with a strong concept, good design and composition, I convey this to the viewer and evoke some memories or desires. When viewers say, "I know where that is," or I feel like I want to walk in there with the aspens, or "I wish I was there" that is a successful panting to me."

Best of Show - $250.00
1st - $200.00
2nd - $150.00
3rd - $100.00
3 Honorable Mention - $50.00 each
Our judge, Clive Tyler will select the awardees; Best of show will be selected based on his/her body of work.

Work may be brought to the Evergreen Center for the Arts July 17 and 18, time- 10:00am-3:00pm

Sales- All artwork in the show shall be offered for a sale price as proscribed by the artist. A commission of 35% will be retained by CAE, 5% for PSC, and 60% of the sales price will be retained by the selling artist. Artwork prices shall remain fixed throughout the show and any art sold shall remain in the exhibit until final close of the show. CAE staff will be available to assist with directing the client to a satisfactory sale.

Please put tags on the back of your paintings with your name, address, phone,painting title and price. Frame may be of any width, no colored mats or frames. All paintings must be properly wired to hang, no sawtooth hangers and make certain that the wire does not show above the frame when hanging on the wall. If you are shipping your art work it must arrive by July 14, 2017, Friday. INCLUDE A PREPAID SHIPPING LABEL and insured appropriately.

Judge: Clive Tyler will teach a 3 day workshop in conjunction with the exhibit. July 21, 2017, Friday 9 am -4pm, July 22, 2017, Saturday 9am- 4pm, July 23, 2017, Sunday, 9 am - 4 pm. Information about the workshop will be given in a following newsletter.

2017 Calendar-Signature Member Show
Deadline: Receipt of entry- July 10, 2017, Monday
Deadline: Shipped Art to arrive at CAE-July 14, 2017,Friday
Hand-Deliver to CAE-July 17, 2017, Monday and July 18, 2017, Tuesday
Reception & Awards Presentation- July 21, 2017- 4pm-7pm
Pick up of Hand delivered Paintings-Thursday, August 31, 2017 and Saturday, September 2, 2017 10am-3:00pm
Sponsored by:
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