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Welcome to Entry for

Pastel Society of Maine
18th International Juried Exhibition "Pastels Only"

PSMEOctober 7, 2017 - November 4, 2017
The Brick Store Museum
117 Main Street
Kennebunk, ME 04043

Juror of Selection and Awards: Kim Lordier

Get the complete Prospectus here.

Dates at a glance

Entries: Online entries only

The entry link will be available at the bottom of this page May 1 - August 1, 2017.
The information you will be required to submit is similar to that required on previous entry forms. You will pay for your entry by credit/debit card using our secure checkout system.

Not a PSME member? You may join PSME by adding your $35 membership fee to your show application. Just indicate your wish on the online application form by selecting that option.

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)
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Picasav 3.9   Read pdf (1.9 Mb)

Filename Instructions

Fee Structure

Accepted Work: Notification, Receiving, Shipping


Removal of Work


All work will receive careful handling by competent staff; however, The Brick Store Museum and the Pastel Society of Maine or anyone connected with this exhibition cannot be held responsible for the loss or damage to any work of art submitted for exhibition. All work submitted is subject to this condition, which must be accepted by all participants. Your online entry submission constitutes agreement. PSME recommends that artists carry their own insurance.

Your entry in this exhibition constitutes an agreement to all procedures outlined in this prospectus. Images of accepted work may be used by PSME for publicity purposes.


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PSME 18th International Juried Exhibition "Pastels Only"

August 1 - midnight EDT - deadline for online submission of entries

August 25 - Notice of acceptance emailed

September 25 - deadline for arrival of shipped work

September 29 - hand delivery, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

October 3 - Judging for Awards

October 4 - exhibition opens to public

October 4 - 6, 3-day workshop w/Kim Lordier, Simpifying for Strength, Tenants Harbor, ME

October 7 - Opening Reception 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Awards Presentation 6:00 p.m.

November 4 - Pickup Work, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Eligible Work

Open to all pastel artists. All subjects and styles are eligible. Works must be original; i.e. not copied from works or photographs by others and not done in any classroom, workshop, or under the supervision of an instructor.

Work must have been completed after January 2015 and be predominantly 80% soft pastels.

All work must be for sale, no NFS or POR allowed. No price changes are allowed after entry submission.

Size limit including frame is 48 inches in either direction.

Work must be clean, securely framed and ready to hang. No sawtooth hangers allowed. Gallery framing standards are expected with neutral matting: only white, ivory, or off-white mats.

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 PSME website if you need guidance with your image preparation. Both the PSME website and this page contain 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

Online submission deadline is August 1, 2017

Fees for current PSME members:
1 to 2 images $35, 3 images $40

PSME annual 2017 membership dues must be current. You may add your membership to your payment in the entry process.

Fees for nonmembers:
1 to 2 images $45, 3 images $50

Entry fees will be paid online by credit/debit card.

Each artist may submit up to three images with a maximum of 2 pieces being accepted for any one artist.

Accepted Work: Notification, Receiving, Shipping

Notice of acceptance will be emailed on or before August 25, 2017.

Hand Delivered Work
All hand delivered work must be delivered to the Brick Store Museum on Friday, September 29, 2017, between 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m..

Detailed shipping instructions will be sent with acceptance notice. There will be a $65 per item handling fee in addition to postage cost. Shipped artwork must arrive by or on Monday, September 25, 2017, at:

Mail-It Unlimited
PSME International Juried Exhibit
45 Portland Rd, Suite 7
Kennebunk, ME 04043

All Work
Delivered artwork must be identical to the accepted jpeg, no substitutions are permitted. Entrants failing to deliver accepted artwork will be denied eligibility in PSME International Juried Exhibitions "Pastels Only" for 2 years following the 2017 show.


A 35% commission will be taken on all work sold. The commission will be divided: 20% of sale price to the Brick Store Museum, 15% to PSME. Sales will be handled by the Musuem.

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

Removal of Work

Pick up of hand delivered art, Saturday, November 4, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.