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Shows open for entry
CPSConnecticut Pastel Society
Renaissance in Pastel 25th Annual National Exhibition

deadline: August 8, 2018
NOAANew Orleans Art Association
2018 National Art Show
New Orleans, LA

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

deadline: August 12, 2018
CPPChicago Pastel Painters
Strokin' VII
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
SAACSpencertown
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


Pastel Society of Southeast Texas
2018 Members' Show

PSST September 8 - 29, 2018

Arden's Gallery
Houston, TX 77049

Get the complete Prospectus here.

Dates at a glance

Entries: Online entries only

Entry deadline August 15, 2018, midnight CDT (link below)

Eligible Work

Image Specifications

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

Filename Instructions

Fee Structure

Sales

Removal of Work

AGREEMENT of ENTRY and LIABILITY

Artists are advised to carry their own insurance.

Neither Ardens, the PSST, their officers or members, will be responsible for loss or damage to paintings, however caused.

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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Pastel Society of Southeast Texas
2018 Members' Show


Wednesday, August 15 - midnight CDT - Deadline for online submission of entries

Tuesday, September 4 - Hand delivery to Gallery, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 8 - Exhibition opens to public

Saturday, September 8 - Opening Party 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 29 - Final day of show, closes 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 2 - Pickup paintings at Gallery, noon - 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Work Eligible

The show is open to all CURRENT, FULLY PAID PSST members. Join PSST at the PSST website.

ELIGIBLE ORIGINAL ARTWORK:

  • Artwork by the artist from life, photographic image or a combination of both.
  • Soft and/or hard pastel paintings on any surface. No oil pastels.
  • Paintings that are predominantly pastel (>80% coverage on the final surface).
  • All paintings done in a school, school-monitored studio or workshop, or under instructor supervision or copied from published photographs will be rejected.
  • Size limit including frame: 36 x 48 inches
  • Artwork must be originally drawn and not created on top of a base photo or print
  • Work must be firmly framed with screw eyes or D-rings and strong wire, ready to hang
  • The gallery reserves the right to refuse to display work at their discretion.li>
  • Entry is limited to one painting per member
  • Prizes awarded for Best of Show as well as for each genre: Animal portrait, portrait, city scape, still life, landscape, sea scape, interior, abstract, contemporary figurative.
  • Members receive a 20% discount on all framing at Arden's for pieces entering the show. Paintings must be presented for framing at Arden's by Tuesday, August 14.

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 current PSST members for one image. Payment will be made through Show Submit by credit/debit card. 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 (jbaker@showsubmit.com) in the week of October 1, 2017. Please be sure that email address is accepted into your Inbox (add to Safe Senders List).

ACCEPTED WORK: Accepted artists will receive detailed information about hand delivery, shipping and handling, and exhibition labels. A handling fee of $40.00 minimum per container will be charged for shipped work.



Sales

Ardens will retain a twenty (20%) percent commission on total sales during or as a result of the exhibit. Ardens collects sales tax for the artist and maintains insurance on the show from the date the exhibit is installed through the date it is taken down.

Artists are responsible for paying state sales tax.

Removal of Work

No painting may be removed from the gallery prior to October 2 unless it is sold. If a painting is sold, the artist may be called upon to provide another to replace the sold painting's place in the gallery.

Unsold WORK must be picked up October 2, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m..