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deadline: August 8, 2018
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deadline: August 10, 2018
DPSDegas Pastel Society
17th Biennial National Exhibition
Hammond, LA

deadline: August 12, 2018
CPPChicago Pastel Painters
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7th Biennial Juried Member Exhibition
Palos Park, IL

deadline: August 15, 2018
PSSTPastel Society of Southeast Texas
2018 Member Exhibition
Houston, TX

deadline: August 15, 2018
Academy 5th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition
Spencertown, NY

deadline: August 22, 2018
NAWANational Asociation of Women Artists
Big Action in Small Spaces

deadline: August 28, 2018
PSNHPastel Society of New Hampshire
It's Pastel 10th Annual National Exhibition
Portsmouth, NH
deadline: September 2, 2018
NAWANational Asociation of Women Artists
Art of the Story

deadline: September 2, 2018
CLWACCatharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club
122nd Annual National Exhibition
New York, NY

deadline: October 1, 2018

Welcome to Entry for

Degas Pastel Society
17th Biennial National Exhibition

DPS October 5 - 26, 2018

Hammond Regional Arts Center
217 East Thomas Street
Hammond, LA 70401

Juror of Selection and Awards: Mike Beeman, PSA, IAPS-MC

Get the complete Prospectus here.

Dates at a glance

Entries: Online entries only

Entry deadline August 12, 2018, midnight PDT (link below)
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/debit card or PayPal account using our secure checkout system.

This show is open to all artists.

Work Eligible

Image Specifications

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

For guidance on how to prepare your images, use these
Step-by-Step Image Preparation Tutorials by Christine Ivers, PSA
iPhotov 11   Read pdf (2.1 Mb)
Photoshopv CS6   Read pdf (1.6 Mb)
PS Elementsv 12   Read pdf (2.7 Mb)
Picasav 3.9   Read pdf (1.9 Mb)

Filename Instructions

Fee Structure

Accepted Work: Notification, Receiving, Shipping



The Hammond Regional Arts Center will insure all exhibited works while in the possession of HRAC from the date of delivery until removal. Artists are responsible for their own insurance during shipping and handling.

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Degas Pastel Society
17th Biennial National Exhibition

Sunday, August 12 - midnight PDT - deadline for online submission of entries

Saturday, September 1 - notice of acceptance emailed

Friday, September 28 - shipped work due

Wednesday, October 3 - delivery of accepted work

Friday, October 5 - exhibition opens

Friday, October 12 - reception, awards ceremony

Friday, October 26 - exhibition closes

Saturday, October 27 - pickup of artwork

Work Eligible

Open to all artists.

Entries must be ORIGINAL (no copies from other artists or published material, and not done under supervision), PREDOMINATELY SOFT PASTEL, completed in the last three years and framed under glass or Plexiglas. Paintings shown in previous DPS exhibits are not eligible. Size limit is 48” in height and width, including the frame. Please note that any paintings larger than this will not be included in the exhibit. Work must be sturdily framed and ready to hang. It is recommended that glass be covered with "Glass Skin" or another glass protector on shipped paintings. Paintings that arrive with broken glass will need to be repaired at the artist’s expense if time allows or will not be hung! The Degas Pastel Society retains the right to refuse the acceptance of any entry.

Image Specifications

Please follow the instructions carefully regarding the preparation of your images.
  1. Set your camera for a very high quality image that is not less than 300 dpi. This will be a large file size. Make sure your camera is square with the painting when you shoot, so that the image is not skewed or distorted. Use of a tripod is suggested. You may make adjustments, but only as needed to make the image look more like your painting.
  2. Crop the image. No mat, frame, or extraneous material should appear other than the painting. Now make a copy of this image (SAVE AS). Keep the original for your own records.
  3. See the image preparation tutorials linked on this page.
  4. Resize the copy image with a resolution of 300 dpi to a length of 900 pixels on the longest side.
  5. Save this copy now with a new filename, as follows: Lastname_firstinitial_paintingtitle. You may have to alter the title as it appears in the filename of the image file only. For example if your name is Jane Doe and your painting is titled Early Sunday Morning, the filename you would give to the digital image is: Doe_J_EarlySundayMorning.jpg. But during the entry process, you would type in the actual Title of the painting as Early Sunday Morning when asked for the Title, Price, Size, etc.
  6. Save the image as a high quality jpg. (Use the "Save As" function to select jpg and the highest quality.) The image title will now end with .jpg For example: Doe_J_EarlySundayMorning.jpg
  7. Images not meeting the requirements may be disqualified. If your software does not give you the necessary options to prepare your images as specified, consider buying Adobe Photoshop Elements (under $100) or get someone who has the proper software to help you.
Prepare your images using these specifications BEFORE you start the entry process!

Filename Instructions

Name your image files BEFORE you start the entry process!

The Title of each painting you submit appears in two places:

(1) you type in the title of the painting in the space provided for the information about the piece; this will be just as you would wish the title to appear in the show catalog (e.g. My Uncle's Lonely Road), and

(2) the title appears also as part of the filename you give to the digital image you will upload, and for this purpose you should remove any spaces, quotation marks, etc. (e.g. MyUnclesLonelyRoad)

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: Carson_R_SilentSpring.jpg.

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

Fee Structure

$35 for the first image, plus $5 each for a maximum of 2 additional entries. Entry fees are not refundable. Payment will be made through Show Submit by credit/debit card or by PayPal account.

Incomplete entries will be disqualified.

Accepted Work: Notification, Receiving, Shipping

ACCEPTED WORK: Accepted artists will receive detailed information about hand delivery, shipping and handling.

NOTIFICATION of acceptance will be made by an email through Show Submit ( on September 1, 2018. Please be sure that email address is accepted into your Inbox (add to Safe Senders List).


A 35% commission will be retained by the Hammond Regional Arts Center for all sold work.

Removal of Work

SHIPPED PAINTINGS will be shipped back to the artist as soon as possible after the show closes.

HAND DELIVERED WORK must be picked up October 27 between 10 a.m. and Noon.

Under no circumstances may work be removed from the exhibit before this time.