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deadline: January 10, 2020
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2020 Member Exhibition
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Welcome to Entry for

Chicago Pastel Painters
Pastels Chicago 2019 Seventh Biennial National Juried Open Exhibition

CPP November 5 - December 4, 2019

The Art Center Highland Park
1957 North Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035

Juror of Selection: Aline Ordman, IAPS-MC, PSA-MP,

Judge of Awards: Casey Klahn, IAPS-MC, PSA,

Get the complete Prospectus here.

Dates at a glance

Entries: Online entries only Entry deadline September 25, 2019, midnight CDT (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.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The entry system will not allow you to add, change or delete images once you have paid for your entry. With payment, the entry is considered complete.

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)
Photoshopv CS6   Read pdf (2.6 Mb)
PS Elementsv 12   Read pdf (2.1 Mb)
Picasav 3.9   Read pdf (1.9 Mb)

Filename Instructions

Fee Structure

Accepted Work: Notification, Receiving, Shipping


Removal of Work


All reasonable care will be taken with paintings and submissions. However, the Chicago Pastel Painters, its officers or volunteers, and the Art Center Highland Park, its officers or volunteers, will not be responsible for loss or damage. CPP suggests that participants carry separate insurance for loss or damage in transit. CPP reserves the right to reproduce accepted artwork for publicity purposes. All accepted work (no substitutes) must be delivered or shipped as specified in the prospectus. If accepted work is not available for the exhibition or for the entire time of the exhibition, the artist may be prohibited from exhibiting in future CPP shows. Artist will release the Chicago Pastel Painters and the Art Center Highland Park from any liability by entering this exhibition.


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Chicago Pastel Painters
Pastels Chicago 2019 Seventh Biennial National Juried Open Exhibition

Entry deadline September 25, 2019, midnight CDT

Week of October 1 - notice of acceptance emailed

October 31 - November 2 - shipped paintings arrive

November 2 - hand delivery, 9:00 a.m.- 12 noon

November 5 - exhibition opens to public

November 15 - Reception & Awards

December 5 - Removal of artwork, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m..

Return of Shipped work starts December 5

Work Eligible

Open to all U.S. artists 18 years and older. All work must be original, created, and produced by the artist within the last 3 years, without class, workshop, or any other supervision and have at least 80% of the image area in soft pastel. No oil pastels. Compositions taken from published material will not be considered original. Work produced under supervision is ineligible. Work previously exhibited in any CPP Exhibition or The Art Center Highland Park is not eligible. CPP reserves the right to refuse any painting that does not meet these professional standards. Return of such paintings will occur at the artistís expense. All accepted work must remain on exhibit for the duration of the show. All work must be for sale. Once prices are submitted and the entry deadline is past, they are final.

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 CPP members for up to 3 images. For Non-members, $45 for up to 3 images. Payment will be made through Show Submit by credit/debit card or 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 ( in the week of October 1, 2019. 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.


The Art Center Highland Park will receive a 30% donation and CPP will retain a 10% commission on all sales. Artist will then receive 60% of sale.

Removal of Work

SHIPPED PAINTINGS will be shipped back to the artist starting December 5.

HAND DELIVERED WORK must be picked up December 5 9 a.m. - 5 p.m..