ENTRY DEADLINE June 16, 2017, 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 a PayPal account, using our secure checkout system.
Neither the Pastel Society of America, nor The National Arts Club, its officers or employees, will be responsible for loss or damage to pastels, however caused. Your entry in this exhibition also constitutes agreement for reproduction rights for this exhibition. Submission of entry constitutes agreement to all conditions in this prospectus stated therein.
Entries for this show are closed as of midnight PDT on June 16, 2017.
Sept 30 - Exhibition closes, pickup work 3:30 - 5:00
Oct 1 - Final pickup of work 1:00 - 3:00
Open to all artists, members and non-members.
Traditional soft pastels only – NO OIL PASTELS.
Original artwork only. All paintings done in a
school, school-monitored studio or workshop,
or under instructor supervision or copied from
published photographs or photographs made by
someone other than the artist or painted over a
mechanical reproduction are ineligible and will be
All paintings entered must have been created
within the last four years.
All subjects and styles are eligible, from
traditional to contemporary.
Artwork must be predominantly (80%) pastel.
Size limit including frame: 48” in either
direction. Oversized work will not be juried.
If a framed painting arrives that exceeds size
limitations, it will not be hung. Work must be
firmly framed with screw eyes and strong wire,
ready to hang.
Work must be for sale – no NFS or POR. A 25%
donation to the Pastel Society of America, Inc.
will be accepted on all sales.
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. Once the photo is taken, 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 1200 pixels on the longer side of the image (i.e. for a horizontal format, the width should be 1200 pixels; for vertical format, the height will be 1200 pixels; for a square format both dimensions are 1200 pixels.). The upload system will not accept very large files, so you must reduce the native image size to these specifications.
NOTE: Image size has been changed to 1200 pixels on the longer side!
Please consult the prospectus and the information provided on the PSA website if you need guidance with your image preparation.
See the PSA website for image preparation tutorials.
Prepare your images using these specifications BEFORE you start the entry process!
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: Carson_R_SilentSpring.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: Silent Spring
Limit: 3 images entered per artist
PSA Members: $30 for 1, $35 for 2, $45 for 3
digital images. 2017 dues must be paid.
$40 for 1, $45 for 2, and $55 for 3 digital images.
NEW! PSA Members - you may pay your membership dues by adding it to your entry fee. See the checkbox in the membership section of the artist's information entry page.
Entry fee is non-refundable. The jury-free category for Master Pastelist has been eliminated. Submission by Master Pastelists must be juried for admission.
Entry fee is paid by credit/debit card or PayPal account at the conclusion of the online entry process.
outside U.S. must be paid with credit/debit card or PayPal account in
Incomplete entries will be disqualified.
Accepted Work: Notification, Receiving, Shipping
Artists of accepted work will receive an
exhibition label by email. Label must be
filled in completely and affixed to the back
of the painting, upper-right corner. Incorrectly sized or labeled work will not be considered.
submitted must be identical to accepted JPEG.
No substitutions permitted.
Note: Changes in the price of the painting between the entry deadline and receiving will not be honored. You may edit the price of your pieces up until the entry deadline only.
All hand-delivered work must be dropped off and
ready to hang at:
The Grand Gallery
National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South
New York, NY 10003
Gallery visits are subject to change on a daily basis. Please call 212-475-3424 in advance for viewing availability.
The Collectors Purchase program is unique to the Pastel Society of America. Collectors agree in advance to donate $1,000 for each pastel of their choice among designated pastels in the exhibition.
If your painting is juried into the exhibition, you will receive a painting exhibition label. At that time you may indicate participation in the Collectors Purchase program by checking a box on the painting exhibition label.
Paintings in the program must be priced at $1,000 or higher. The price you put on your painting at the time you enter through ShowSubmit is the record we will go by for catalog and sales purposes. Changes in price between the entry deadline, June 16, and receiving will not be honored. You may edit the price of your painting up until the entry deadline.
In all cases, the collector pays the artist a flat $1,000, no matter the printed price. The artist receives the entire amount if her/his painting is selected for purchase; PSA does not take a commission.