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Connecticut Pastel Society
Purely Pastel 2017 - Juried Members' Exhibition

CPSJune 15 - July 21, 2017
Chauncey Stillman Gallery, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts
84 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT 06371

Jury of Selection: Jamie Markle, Diane Rappisi

Judge of Awards: Sam Goodsell

Get the complete Prospectus here.

Dates at a glance

Entries: Online entries only

ENTRY DEADLINE April 5, 2017, midnight EDT


The information you will be required to submit is similar to that required on previous entry forms. You may pay for your entry by credit card or a PayPal account, using our secure checkout system. Once your entry is submitted and paid for, you may log back in to review your entry and to edit artist and image information; however you will not be able to delete or substitute images.

THIS EXHIBITION IS A JURIED SHOW FOR CPS MEMBERS ONLY. If your 2017 membership dues are not current, you must pay them either by sending a check to CPS or using the online payment system on the CPS website. Fees are $35 for general membership, $45 for CPS Signature members and $75 for CPS Signature members with a web gallery.

Not a CPS member? You may join CPS using the online payment system on the CPS website (above).

Work Eligible

Image Specifications

See the CPS website for image preparation tutorials.
Prepare your images using these specifications BEFORE you start the entry process!

Filename Instructions

Fee Structure

Accepted Work: Notification, Receiving, Shipping


Removal of Work


All reasonable care will be taken with paintings and submissions. Works will be insured while on campus and in the exhibition. The insurance does not extend to shipping, however, which is the responsibility of the artist.


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Connecticut Pastel Society
2017 "Purely Pastel" Juried Members' Exhibition

January 15, 2017 - entry system open for entry submission

April 5, 2017 - midnight EDT - deadline for online submission of entries

April 19, 2017 - Notice of acceptance emailed & posted

June 2, 2017 - deadline for arrival of shipped work

June 3, 2017 - hand delivery, 10:00 a. m. - 1:00 p.m.

June 15, 2017 - exhibition opens to public, 10:00 a.m.

June 15, 2017 - Opening Reception, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Awards 6:00 p.m.

June 15, 2017 - Lecture by Alain J. Picard, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m., "Reflections of Hope". Cost $15.

July 21, 2017 - exhibition closes

July 22, 2017 - pick up hand delivered work, 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Eligible Work

Open to all Connecticut Pastel Society members in good standing with 2017 dues paid. This is a rare exhibition opportunity. Please send your best work. No oil pastels. All works of any subject and style not previously shown in a CPS show are eligible. Work must be original, not copied from works or photography by others and not done in any classroom or workshop, nor under supervision of an instructor. Work must be predominately at least 80% pastel and not painted over a mechanical reproduction or collage. Works must have been completed within the past 3 years and identical to the accepted entry image.

Artwork must be securely framed under glass or plexiglass and be ready to hang with D-rings and wire. No screweyes. No sawtooth hangers. There is no size limitation.

There will be a 2-year ban from entering the show if accepted work is not delivered. Work may be designated NFS. A value for NFS work must be indicated for insurance purposes.

Image Specifications

All images must be high quality jpeg (jpg) image files. Set your camera to the highest possible quality image, use good lighting on your painting without any glass in front of it, and use a tripod for your camera. You must crop out all parts of the photo that are not the actual painting; do not show mat, frame, etc, only the painting itself. Please save at 300 dpi resolution, with a size of 900 pixels on the longer side of the image (i.e. for a horizontal format, the width should be 900 pixels; for vertical format, the height will be 900 pixels; for a square format both dimensions are 900 pixels.). The upload system will not accept very large files, so you must reduce the native image size to these specifications.

Please consult the prospectus and the information provided on the CPS website, Members/Member Resources, for image preparation tutorials.

Prepare your images using these specifications BEFORE you start the entry process!

Filename Instructions

Name your image files

Use the following protocol for giving your image file a name for submission: Start with your last name, followed by an underscore, followed by your first initial, followed by another underscore, then the title of the image without spaces, then make sure it has the extension ".jpg".

For example: Obama_B_TheWhiteHouse.jpg.

Shorten long titles in the filename, please, and remove all spaces and quotation marks.

On the entry form in the box for Title do enter the actual title of the piece as you would want it to appear in the show catalogue.

For example: The White House

Fee Structure

Online submission deadline is April 5, 2017

Fees for current CPS members:
1 image $30, 2 images $35, 3 images $40.

CPS annual 2017 membership dues must be current.

Entry fees may be paid online by credit card or PayPal and are non-refundable.

Accepted Work: Notification, Receiving, Shipping

Notice of accepted or declined work will be emailed by April 19, 2017. Artists whose work is accepted will receive an exhibition label, shipping instructions and a list of other accepted artists, sorted by state, will be included for ride sharing. The label must be filled in completely and affixed to the back of the painting. Painting submitted must be identical to the accepted jpg. No substitutions are permitted.

Hand Delivered Work
All hand delivered work must be delivered on Saturday, June 3, 2017, between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Shipped paintings must arrive between May 25 and June 2, 2017. Mark boxes: Chauncey Stillman Gallery, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, 84 Lyme St., Old Lyme, CT 06371. Detailed shipping instructions will be attached to acceptance emails.


A 35% commission will be taken on all sales.

NFS is permitted.

Removal of Work

Saturday, July 22, 2017 (10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)