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Welcome to Entry for

Connecticut Pastel Society
26th Annual National Exhibition: "Renaissance in Pastel" 2019

CPSOctober 11 - December 6, 2019
Slater Memorial Museum
108 Crescent St.
Norwich, CT 06360

Jury of Selection:
  Judith Leeds
  Jeanne Tangney
  Kurt Weiser

Awards Jurors:
  Brian Bailey, PSA-MP, IAPS-MC
  Stan Sperlak, PSA

Get the complete Prospectus here.

Dates at a glance

Entries: Online entries only

ENTRY DEADLINE August 6, 2019, midnight EDT (link at bottom of this page)
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

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

Filename Instructions

Fee Structure

Accepted Work: Notification, Receiving, Shipping


Removal of Work


All work will receive careful handling by competent staff; however, Slater Memorial Museum and the Connecticut Pastel Society, Inc., the UPS Store or anyone connected with this exhibition shall not be held responsible for loss or damage of delivered or shipped work. Submission of your work for this exhibition, including online entry and application, constitutes your acceptance and agreement to all conditions in the prospectus stated therein. We recommend that artists carry their own insurance for their works. Youe entry in this exhibition constitutes your agreement for reproduction rights for this exhibition.

Entry for this show is CLOSED.

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Connecticut Pastel Society
26th Annual National Exhibition: "Renaissance in Pastel" 2019

August 6 - midnight EDT - deadline for online submission of entries

August 26 - Notice of selection emailed to all entrants

October 1 - Shipped paintings must arrive at shipper

October 5 - Receiving, 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.

October 10 - Awards Judging

October 11 - Exhibition opens to public

October 27 - Pastel Demo by Lisa Regopoulos, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

October 27 - Artists' Reception, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

October 27 - Awards Presentation, 2:30 p.m.

December 6 - Exhibition closes, 4:00 p.m.

December 7 - Pickup work 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Work Eligible

Open to all artists working in the pastel medium. NO OIL PASTELS.
  • Traditional, contemporary and abstract works of all subjects and styles, not previously shown in a CPS show, are eligible. Works must be original; i.e. not copied from works or photographs by others and not done in any classroom or workshop, nor under the supervision of an instructor.

  • Works must have been completed within the past 3 years and must be identical to accepted entry image.

  • Artwork must be predominantly (80%) soft pastel and not painted over a mechanical reproduction or collage.

  • Work cannot use any varnish or finish except for a traditional pastel fixative.

  • Size limit including frame: 40" in either direction. Work must be securely framed under glass or Plexiglas and ready to hang with adequate screw eyes and strong wire. No sawtooth hangers. Neutral mats please.

  • You will be subject to a two-year ban from entering the exhibition if you are accepted and the painting is not delivered.

  • Work must be for sale no NFS or POR. A 20% donation to the Connecticut Pastel Society, 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 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 CPS website if you need guidance with your image preparation. The CPS website contains tutorials on the "Member Resources" page under the Members menu.

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.

However, 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

CPS Members: $30 for 1, $35 for 2, $40 for 3 digital images. 2019 dues must be paid.

Non-members: $40 for 1, $45 for 2, and $50 for 3 digital images.

Entry fee is non-refundable.

Entry fee is paid by credit card or PayPal account at the conclusion of the online entry process.

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

Incomplete entries will be disqualified.

Notification of selection results will be and sent by email on August 26, 2019.

Accepted Work: Notification, Receiving, Shipping

Artists of accepted work will receive a notification email by Monday, August 26, 2019. An exhibition label, shipping instructions and a list of other accepted artists sorted by state (for ride sharing), will be included. The label must be filled in completely and affixed to the back of the painting, upper-right corner. Painting submitted must be identical to accepted JPEG. No substitutions permitted.

All hand-delivered work must be dropped off and ready to hang at:
Slater Memorial Museum
108 Crescent Street
Norwich, CT 06360

RECEIVING DATE: Saturday, October 5, 2019, 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
All hand-delivered work must be dropped off and ready to hang.

SHIPPED WORK: Shipped work must arrive by Tuesday, October 1, 2019
There will be a $30 S&H fee.
Detailed shipping instructions will be included as an attachment to your acceptance email.

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


A 20% donation to CPS 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, December 7, 2019, between 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.

No storage is available at the gallery. A fee of $25 per day will charged for pickup and storage.