Enter the Pastel Journal's Pastel 100 Competition

DEADLINE: AUGUST 1, 2016

Sponsored by Pastel Journal, America’s leading magazine devoted to pastel artists, this annual competition offers cash, prizes and publicity to its talented winners. Get rewarded for your finest work! Winners will be featured in the April 2017 issue of Pastel Journal.

Every winning pastel in the Pastel 100—whether it's among the top five, one of 25 category place winners, or one of 70 honorable mentions—is published in the April issue of Pastel Journal magazine, bringing the artist's work before the eyes of approximately 20,000+ readers.

In Addition!
 

  • Every entry will be seen by the Pastel Journal editors. And, whether or not it goes on to receive a prize, there's a real chance—if your painting catches editorial attention—that it could lead to a magazine article in the future.
  • All entries that make it through the first round of editorial jurying (at least 1,000 pastels) will be shared with our panel of distinguished category jurors. This year, our esteemed jurors include Barbara Jaenicke (landscape/interior); Vianna Szabo (Portrait/Figure); Brian Bailey (Still Life/Floral); Marcia Holmes (Abstract/Non-objective); and Elizabeth Ganji (Animal/Wildlife).
  • And let's not forget the prizes! One artist stands to win $5,000; another $2,500. And, thanks to the generosity of our wonderful sponsors—Jack Richeson and Co., Terry Ludwig Pastels, Holbein, Great American Art Works, PanPastel, and UART—another 28 artists will receive material prizes valued anywhere from $75 to $2,000. That's a total prize pool value of $17,500!

Click here for more information and to enter!

CALL FOR ARTISTS! - “An Ocean View II”

Stephen Mirich – “Time to Go!”,  oil

Stephen Mirich – “Time to Go!”,  oil

Rejoice in Art! “An Ocean View II”

A juried show of California coastal fine art.

Entry Deadline: September 1, 2016

Juror/Awards Judge: Stephen Mirich

Exhibition, October 14-16, 2016

Cash prizes for Best of Show, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Honorable Mentions.

To enter, go to www.onlinejuriedshows.com and select Rejoice in Art! “An Ocean View II”  Open to all representational artists in any two-dimensional media, excluding photography.

Opening Reception: October 14, 5-7 p.m. at Riviera UMC, 375 Palos Verdes Blvd., Redondo Beach, Calif.

“An Ocean View II” is part of Riviera UMC’s Rejoice in Art! Fine Art Fair and Exhibition, October 14-16, 2016. Show continues through October 30. www.RejoiceinArt.com

Download the flyer here

UART 2016 Online Pastel Show - Deadline June 17, 2016

 

UART would like to inform you that their 2016 Online Pastel Show is now open to pastel artists (dry pastels only), and will end on June 17, 2016 at 11:59 pm.

 

They have large cash prizes and are giving out gift certificates, UART paper and goodies, and much more. Get more information at www.uartpastelpaper.com/2016pastelshow for requirements, fees, eligibility and prize details

All accepted pieces will be notified on June 28, 2016. All winners will be notified on July 7, 2016.

CALL FOR ENTRIES Pomona Valley Art Association

July 15th - 31st
Montclair Place


This Annual Exhibition is open to all artists. We invite you to be a part of one of the oldest, largest, and most prestigious shows in the Inland Empire. Join hundreds of local artists: young and old, beginner and famous, in celebrating, sharing and awarding the very best regionally produced artwork.


Pomona Valley Art Association
Montclair Place
909-624-4900
www.pvaa.net


The PVAA Art Place
Located in MONTCLAIR PLACE
2031 Montclair Plaza Lane
(next to Gallery SOHO & Nordstrom)


Awards
Best of Show $300
1st Place each category $125
2nd Place each category $100
3rd Place each category $75

Take-In:
Saturday, July 9th, 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday, July 10th, 10 am - 2 pm
The PVAA ART PLACE at Montclair Place


For more information download the Prospetus & Entry Form. 

Also download the labels for your artwork entries.

11th Pastels On High International Exhibit

CALL TO ARTISTS…. Enter SOON!      

The Sierra Pastel Society presents their

11th Pastels on High International Exhibition
at

The Sacramento Fine Arts Center
Carmichael, CA95608

August 16 through September 3, 2016
Juror of Selection: Dug Waggoner
Judge of Awards:  Gerald Boyd

 

$5,000 total in cash and merchandise will be awarded (with $1,000 of that for Best of Show). 

Visit www.onlinejuriedshows.com and look for the SPS rainbow (logo above)

Entries open now through June 26, 2016.

Enter the Pastel 100 Competition!

Deadline: August 3, 2015

The Pastel 100 competition is sponsored by the Pastel Journal. This online annual competition offers cash, prizes and publicity to its talented winners. Winners will be featured in the April 2016 issue of Pastel Journal!

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Take a look at what the top five prizes are! And there are 25 more category prizes, plus 70 honorable mentions.

FIVE TOP PRIZES

  • First Prize, Pastel Journal Founder’s Award in memory of Maggie Price:
    $5,000 CASH
  • Second Prize, Pastel Journal Award of Excellence:
    $2,500 CASH
  • Third Prize, Ruth Richeson Pastel GOLD Award:
    Pastels and Pastel surfaces from Jack Richeson and Company, valued over $2,000
  • Fourth Prize, Richeson Pastel SILVER Award:
    Pastels and Pastel surfaces from Jack Richeson and Company, valued over $1,500
  • Fifth Prize, Richeson Pastel BRONZE Award:
    Pastels and Pastel surfaces from Jack Richeson and Company, valued over $1,000

Go to the Artist Network's competition page for more information and to sign up.

UART 2015 Online Pastel Competition

UArt is sponsoriing an online Pastel Competition for which they are now accepting entries.

The contest is open and will end on June 30, 2015, at midnight. It will be juried by Liz Haywood Sullivan.

Click on UArt 2015 Online Pastel Competition, to find all the contest information including prizes, award notifications, eligibility, requirements, and entry fees. Award winners will be notified on July 21st.

There are 1st , 2nd and 3rd place awards, honorable mentions, plus other special awards, all with very nice prizes.  Check out the prize list for first place!

1st PLACE

$1000 cash
1 Richeson Lobo Deluxe Easel
$125 Gift Certificate to Terry Ludwig Pastels
10 UART 18×24 Sheets
6 UART 12×18 Mounted Boards
1 year complimentary subscription to Artists Network
“The Landscape Paintings of Richard McKinley: Selected Works in Oil and Pastel” book by Richard McKinley
UART Apron & UART t-shirt
Winning artwork will be displayed on UART website’s homepage as well Facebook Banner. Plus a special Facebook mention.

A CALL FOR ARTISTS! “An Ocean View”

 
Joe Mancuso - Winter Morning at Terranea

Joe Mancuso - Winter Morning at Terranea

We are pleased to announce a debut exhibition -- “An Ocean View” -- a juried show of California coastal fine art with an emphasis on the South Bay/Palos Verdes area of Southern California. This exclusive representational show will take place October 16-30 at Riviera UMC, 375 Palos Verdes Blvd., Redondo Beach, California. Artwork will hang in the Ocean View Room and adjoining spaces. Cash prizes for Best of Show, First, Second, Third and Honorable mentions will be awarded at the opening reception to take place Friday, October 16 from 5-7 p.m.

The exhibition will be juried by esteemed artist Joseph Mancuso, a master pastelist and oil painter from Southern California. Mancuso is a signature member with the Pastel Society of America, and in 2007 The Pastel Society of the West Coast elected Joe to "Distinguished Pastelist." This is one of the highest honors to achieve as a pastel painter. He is also a member of Oil Painters of America, Laguna Plein Air Painters and The Pastel Society of Southern California. His work has been published in the Pastel Journal’s “The Year’s Best” in 2004, 2005 and 2009. His collectors have included film producer Lawrence Kasden and actor Kevin Nealon. His work has exhibited in the Napa Valley Art Museum and hangs in private collections throughout North America.

To enter, go to www.onlinejuriedshows.com and click on Rejoice in Art! “An Ocean View.”  Entry deadline is August 19, 2015. Open to all California-based, representational artists in any two-dimensional                             media, excluding photography.

 “An Ocean View” is part of Riviera UMC’s Rejoice in Art! Fine Art Fair and Exhibition. For further information, please contact Lynn Attig at lynnattig@verizon.net or visit www.rejoiceinart.com.


Download the pdf flyer for the show here.

Invitation to the Maryland Pastel Society National Show

Maryland Pastel Society

Shades Of Pastel Exhibition
October 5 - 28, 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 and click on our Workshops and Exhibitions page.

 

Susan Ellis    
Shades of Pastel 2015 Chair,
Maryland Pastel Society

30th Annual Made in California Juried Exhibition - Brea Art Gallery

 

Attention Artists!

The 30th Annual Made in California Juried Exhibition is now accepting entries!

Open to all California residents, all mediums welcome!

Entry Deadline: Sunday, February 1st, 2015
Exhibition Dates: March 28th through May 8th, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 28th, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm

Read about the opportunity to compete for a Solo Show within the exhibition. Download the prospectus here.


 

 

Exhibiting at the Brea Art Gallery which is located at 1 Civic Center Cir, Brea, CA 92821

 

The 25th IAPS Juried Exhibition - Online! --- Deadline: Oct. 15, 2014

The 25th Juried Exhibition of the International Association of Pastel Societies will be hosted on the IAPS website. This is an online exhibition only and no work will be shipped.

AWARDS:

  • First Place $1,000,
  • Second Place $500,
  • Third Place $300,
  • Fourth Place $200 and
  • Honorable Mentions $100.
  • Plus The Maggie Price Award for Excellence $500.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to any artist who has an up to date membership with an IAPS Member Society.

 

ENTRY DEADLINE:

The entry form, digital image of work to be submitted,and payment of the entry fee must be submitted to OnlineJuriedShows.com no later than October 15, 2014.

Please download the IAPS 25th Prospectus for instructions on how to enter the show, important dates, specifications on the artwork, juror information and more.

Pastel Society of America Annual Exhibition

The board of the PSA is hard at work for the 2013 Forty-First Annual Exhibition. Prospectus coming soon. More information on the website. (Exhibition in New York.)

Entry Deadline: Friday, April 12, 2013
Shipping Deadline: Friday, May 31, 2013
Hand Delivery/Receiving: Sunday, June 2, 2013, 2 pm - 4 pm. & Monday, June 3, 2013, 10 am - 12 pm
Awards Judging: Monday, June 3, 2013, 1 pm
Awards Notification: Monday, June 10, 2013
Exhibit Opens: Sunday, June 9, 2013
Reception & Awards Presentation: Saturday, June 29, 2013, 1 pm - 3 pm (Pick-up after Reception and Awards)
Exhibit Closes: Saturday, June 29, 2013
Pick-Up: Saturday, June 29, 2013, after reception.


Annual PSWC International Open Exhibition

Pastel Society of the West Coast

Pastel USA 2013

Visit website for more information and prospectus.

Entry Deadline: Friday, April 12, 2013
Shipping Deadline: Friday, May 31, 2013
Hand Delivery/Receiving: Sunday, June 2, 2013, 2 pm - 4 pm. & Monday, June 3, 2013, 10 am - 12 pm
Awards Judging: Monday, June 3, 2013, 1 pm
Awards Notification: Monday, June 10, 2013
Exhibit Opens: Sunday, June 9, 2013
Reception & Awards Presentation: Saturday, June 29, 2013, 1 pm - 3 pm (Pick-up after Reception and Awards)
Exhibit Closes: Saturday, June 29, 2013
Pick-Up: Saturday, June 29, 2013, after reception.


---Thanks to Rhonda Limbacher for scouting the web for local art events!

Projekt30's March 2013 Exhibition

Online Event - Contests, Juried Art Shows - Acrylic, Ceramics, Crafts, Digital Media, Glass, Mosaic, Illustration, Jewelry, Mixed media, Metalsmithing, Sculpture, Oil, Pastel, Photography, Watercolor - Art Gallery

Projekt30 seeks art for its open-theme juried exhibition. The show is promoted to their exclusive mailing list of art galleries and collectors, as well as on the web.

This competition will be publicly juried: all submissions are presented to viewers who help select the winners. Previous exhibitions have garnered countless sales and opportunities for participants.

Opens: March 1, 2013. $40 for 10 images. Free for Projekt30 members.

--- Projekt30 is a web-host dedicated to fine artists. Since 2003 they've featured over 10,000 artists and sold thousands of artworks.


Fine Art America Giveaway

Fine Art America is giving away $25,000 - yes, really!

A new contest launches each time Fine Art America gets 1,000 new "likes" on our Facebook fan page. You can help spread the word by clicking the "like" button, above, and telling your friends and family about Fine Art America.

Depending on how fast word starts to spread; new contests could begin launching several times per day. Please check our contest homepage for the latest updates, and good luck to all of our members who participate