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Welcome to Entry for

First Coast Pastel Society
Juried Members' Show 2018

FCPS April 27 - June 8, 2018

The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach
50 Executive Way Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

Judge: Christine Ivers, PSA-MP, IAPS-MC, CPS,

Get the complete Prospectus here.

Dates at a glance

Entries: Online entries only

Entry deadline February 17, 2018, midnight EDT (link below)

Eligible Work

Image Specifications

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

Filename Instructions

Fee Structure


Removal of Work


The First Coast Pastel Society and the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra will take every reasonable precaution to safeguard your artwork from damage. However, they are not responsible for loss or damage to your paintings. We suggest you carry your own insurance if you are concerned about the lack of coverage.

Entering this exhibition shall be understood to constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to all rules and conditions as set forth in the show prospectus.

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First Coast Pastel Society
2018 Juried Member Show

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - midnight EDT - Deadline for online submission of entries

Saturday, March 17, 2018 - email notification of acceptance

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - final day for shipped paintings to arrive

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - Hand delivery to Gallery, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Friday, April 27, 2018 - Reception & Awards, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.c

Friday, June 8, 2018 - Final day of show

Saturday, June 9, 2018 - Pickup paintings at Gallery, 10:00 a.m. - 25:00 p.m.

Work Eligible

The show is open to active members of the First Coast Pastel Society. Members may submit up to three paintings for the juried FCPS Members' Show.

Only original dry pastels completed in the last two years are eligible. Work may not have been shown in previous FCPS Juried Member Shows. Work must be original and not copied from other artists or published materials. Work done under supervision (such as in a workshop) is not eligible. Mixed media must be 80% dry pastel. Paintings must be framed, under glass or Plexiglas, ready for hanging (with picture wire, no saw tooth hangers) and can be no larger than 40" including frame, in either direction. If matted, the mat should be white or a light neutral color (colored liners are acceptable). Nudes may be submitted; however, the gallery may reject any work it deems inappropriate.

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. Resize the copy image with a resolution of 300 dpi to a length of 900 pixels on the longest side.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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

Current FCPS members ONLY:
1 image - $18.00
2 images - $25.00
3 images - $30.00

Payment will be made through Show Submit by credit/debit card or by PayPal. No refund of entry fees.

Incomplete entries will be disqualified.

Accepted Work: Notification, Receiving, Shipping

NOTIFICATION of acceptance will be made by an email through Show Submit ( on or before March 17, 2018. Please be sure that email address is accepted into your Inbox (add to Safe Senders List).

ACCEPTED WORK: Accepted paintings for the juried show must be delivered to the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra, 50 Executive Way Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 (904-280-0614), between 10:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. April 21, 2018. Shipped paintings must arrive by Wednesday, April 18 - see the Shipped Paintings section of the PROSPECTUS for details .


All sales will be handled by the Cultural Center. The Cultural Center will charge a 40% commission. The First Coast Pastel Society takes no commission. Prices shown on the entry must be the retail price; you may also list work as not for sale (NFS).

Removal of Work

All work must be picked up on June 9, 2018 at the Cultural Center (10 a.m.-2 p.m.) No work may be removed from the show prior to this date.