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Shows open for entry
NAWANational Asociation of Women Artists
Small Works Summer 2019

deadline: May 23, 2019
PSAPastel Society of America
Enduring Brilliance!
47th Annual Open Juried Exhibition
New York, NY

deadline: June 17, 2019
PSMEPastel Society of Maine
"Pastels Only"
19th International Juried Exhibition
Saco, ME

deadline: July 10, 2019
NOAANew Orleans Art Association
2019 National Art Exhibition
New Orleans, LA

deadline: August 12, 2019
CPPChicago Pastel Painters
Pastels Chicago 2019
7th Biennial National Juried Open Exhibition
Highland Park, IL

deadline: September 15, 2019
Shows opening for entry June 1, 2019
CPSConnecticut Pastel Society
Renaissance in Pastel 26th Annual National Exhibition

Norwich, CT
deadline: August 6, 2019
Shows opening for entry July 5, 2019
PSNHPastel Society of New Hampshire
It's Pastel 11th Annual National Exhibition
Portsmouth, NH
deadline: September 3, 2019

Welcome to Entry for

Pastel Society of America
47th Annual Exhibition: Enduring Brilliance!

PSASeptember 3 - September 28, 2019
Grand Gallery
National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South
New York, NY 10003

Jury of Selection:
Debora L. Stewart PSA-Master Pastelist (IA)
Michael McGurk PSA-Master Pastelist (VA)
Jimmy Wright PSA-Master Pastelist, Exhibition Chair (NY)

Awards Juror:
Dr. Marcus B. Burke, Senior Curator of Paintings, Drawings, and Metalwork
Hispanic Museum and Library, Hispanic Society of America.

Get the Complete Prospectus Here.

Dates at a Glance

Entries: Online entries only

ENTRY DEADLINE June 17, 2019, 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: Jpeg should be 1200 pixels on the longest side @ 300 dpi. Digital file size must be smaller than 2 Mb.

Prepare your images using these specifications BEFORE you start the entry process!
See the photo prep page for image preparation tutorials.

Filename Instructions

Fee Structure

Accepted Work: Notification, Receiving, Shipping


Removal of Work



Neither the Pastel Society of America, nor The National Arts Club, their 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 the 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).

PSA 47th Annual Exhibition "Enduring Brilliance!"

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Pastel Society of America
47th Annual Exhibition: Enduring Brilliance!

June 17, 2019 - Midnight PDT - deadline for online submission of entries

Aug 26 - Receiving, 10:00 - 1:00 ONLY

Sept 3 - Exhibition opens to public

Sept 20 - Gallery Tour & Reception, Richard McKinley PSA-MP, HFH, 6:00

Sept 21 - Materials Fair, 10:00 - 4:00

Sept 22 - Awards Ceremony, 4:00

Sept 22 - 47th Annual Dinner, 6:30
  (Reservations only; deadline Sept 13)

Sept 28 - Pastel Demonstration, Deb Quinn-Munson PSA, 1:00 - 3:30

Sept 28 - Exhibition closes, pickup work 3:30 - 5:00

Sept 29 - Final pickup of work 10:00 - 1:00

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. Frame must meet professional exhibition standards.
  • 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 and save with a compression ratio such that the file size is smaller than 2 Mb.

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 photo prep page on the ShowSubmit site 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, special characters, 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

Please note new fee structure:
Limit: 3 images entered per artist

PSA Members: $45 for 1, 2, or 3 digital images. 2019 dues must be paid in full. You must complete your membership transaction through the PSA office.

Non-members: $55 for 1, 2, or 3 digital images.

Entry fee is non-refundable. Submission by Master Pastelists must now 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:
Grand Gallery
National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South
New York, NY 10003

RECEIVING DATE: Monday, August 26, 2019, 10 - 1

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 28, 3:30 - 5 OR Sunday, September 29, 2019, from 10 - 1

Grand Gallery
National Arts Club

15 Gramercy Park South
New York, NY 10003


Monday Friday 9 11 and 3 - 5
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.


If your painting is juried into the exhibition, you will have an opportunity to participate in the Collectors Purchase program. A group of collectors are willing to pay $1,000 for a painting an artist chooses to enter in the program. Upon acceptance into the exhibition, you will receive a label for your painting. On it there is a box asking if you want to take part. If you check yes, and your work is bought, you will get a flat $1,000 no commission for PSA. Paintings priced below $1,000 are not eligible. Price your paintings accordingly.