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PSA Pastel Society of America
Enduring Brilliance National Exhibition 2017

deadline: June 16, 2017
ACYCLakeFest 2017
Pine Lake, GA

deadline: July 1, 2017
PSME Pastel Society of Maine
(formerly Pastel Painters of Maine)
18th International Exhibition "Pastels Only"

deadline: August 1, 2017
PSNHPastel Society of New Hampshire
It's Pastel! 9th Annual National Exhibition

deadline: September 3, 2017
CPPChicago Pastel Painters
2017 National Exhibition
"Pastels Chicago"

deadline: September 4, 2017
DPSDegas Pastel Society
20th Membership Exhibition 2017

deadline: September 6, 2017
Shows opening for entry June 1, 2017
CPSConnecticut Pastel Society
Renaissance in Pastel National Exhibition 2017

deadline: August 4, 2017
Shows opening for entry July 9, 2017
CLWACCatharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club
121st Annual Open Juried Exhibition
deadline: November 3, 2017

Welcome to Entry for

Pastel Society of America
45th Annual Exhibition: Enduring Brilliance

PSASeptember 5 - October 1, 2017
The Grand Gallery
National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South
New York, NY 10003

Jury of Selection:
  Gwenneth Barth-White PSA-Master Pastelist (FL)
  Robert Carsten PSA-Master Pastelist (VT)
  Jimmy Wright PSA-Master Pastelist, Exhibit Chair (NY)

Awards Juror:
  Charlotta Kotik, former curator of contemporary art, Brooklyn Museum of Art.

Get the complete Prospectus here.

Dates at a glance

Entries: Online entries only

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.

Work Eligible

Image Specifications

NOTE the image specifications have changed this year! Jpeg should be 1200 pixels on the longest side.

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

Filename Instructions

Fee Structure

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.

Accepted Work: Notification, Receiving, Shipping


Removal of Work


View List of 2016 Awards


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.

You must click the checkbox indicating your acceptance of the Liability Agreement in order to enter the show. The entry button will appear.

I agree to the conditions set forth in the Liability Agreement (above).

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Pastel Society of America
44th Annual Exhibition: Enduring Brilliance

June 16, 2017 - Midnight PDT - deadline for online submission of entries

July 11 - Notice of acceptance emailed

Aug 28 - Receiving, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ONLY

Sept 5 - Exhibition opens to public

Sept 15 - Gallery Tour & Reception, Richard McKinley PSA-MP, HFH, 6:00

Sept 16 - Materials Fair, 10:00 - 4:00

Sept 17 - Awards Ceremony, 4:00

Sept 17 - 45th Annual Dinner, 6:30 (Reservations only; deadline Sept 8)

Sept 30 - Pastel Demonstration, Maria Marino PSA, 1:00 - 3:30

Sept 30 - Exhibition closes, pickup work 3:30 - 5:00

Oct 1 - Final pickup of work 1:00 - 3:00

Work Eligible

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 rejected.
  • 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.

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. 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!

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: 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

Fee Structure

Limit: 3 images entered per artist

PSA Members: $30 for 1, $35 for 2, $45 for 3 digital images. 2017 dues must be paid.

Non-members: $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.

Entries from outside U.S. must be paid with credit/debit card or PayPal account in U.S. currency.

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. Painting 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

RECEIVING DATE: Monday, August 28, 2017, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

SHIPPING AGENT: Safe Art Transport, Inc. (SAT)
19-40 Hazen Street
East Elmhurst, NY 11370
Phone 718.392.8910

PSA is not responsible for any damages on delivery or return of artwork.


A 25% donation to PSA will be accepted on all work sold.

No POR, no NFS. All work must by for sale.

Removal of Work

Exhibited work must be picked up on Saturday, September 30, 3:30 - 5 p.m. OR Sunday, October 1, 2017, from 1 - 3 p.m.

The Grand Gallery
National Arts Club

15 Gramercy Park South
New York, NY 10003


Monday – Friday 9 – 11 a.m. and 3 - 5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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.