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Adirondack Pastel Society
Adirondack Pastel Society

9th Annual National Pastel Exhibition

July 7 – August 9, 2023 LARAC Mountain Gallery
Deadline was May 22nd. Open to Members and Non-Members.
“Ryan” by Andrea Tasevski
“Ryan” by Andrea Tasevski

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Deadline for entry was May 22, 2023
Sponsored by: 
The Adirondack Pastel Society 
LARAC Mountain Gallery 
21 Bay St.
Glens Falls, NY 12801

Theme and Eligibility 

  • This is an open call opportunity for any artist working in soft pastel. 
  • Work must be ready to hang, work not ready to hang may not be included in show.
  • Artists are encouraged to attend the reception.
  • Original pastel artwork only.
  • All submissions must be for sale.
  • Due to space restrictions all pieces must be under 30” wide outside frame dimension 


Best of Show: $650
Second: $350
Third: $200
Additional cash and merchandise prizes will be awarded. 

Nonrefundable Jurying Fee 

  • $35 for two images
  • $45 for three images 
  • A maximum of 3 pieces may be submitted for jurying. 

Jurors of Selection & Awards

Jeri Greenberg, PSA-MP, IAPS-MC 


Artists will be notified of jury results by email during the week of May 29, 2023.  Prizewinners will be announced at the reception on Friday, July 7, 2023, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Note: If an accepted painting is not delivered by the required date of the show there will be a 1 year ban imposed from entering any additional APS Exhibition. 


The Adirondack Pastel Society and LARAC will publicize the show and reception regionally via email marketing, paid print advertising, press releases, website and social media promotion. 


The Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council (LARAC) collects a 30% commission for  artwork sales. Artists' checks will be mailed in August. 

All work must be for sale. 

Drop-off and Pick-up 

Accepted work can be hand delivered to the LARAC Mountain Gallery Thursday, June 29 thru Saturday, July 1 between 10 AM and 3 PM.  

Shipped Works

Shipped works are due July 1, 2023 or sooner. There is a $20.00 handling fee per artist for all  shipped work. Shipping instructions will be sent with the acceptance letter.

Shipped works must be sent to:
LARAC Gallery
7 Lapham Place
Glens Falls, NY 12801


Unsold hand delivered artwork must be picked up Thursday, August 10 thru Saturday August 12 during  gallery hours.

Shipped work will be returned after August 12, 2023.
Shipped entries must include return shipping paid for by the artist. All shipping is the responsibility of the artist. 

About the Exhibition

Adirondack National Pastel Exhibition 2023 is the ninth annual pastel show and will be held at LARAC’s  Mountain Gallery, located in the Arts District of Downtown Glens Falls, NY. 


Contact the Gallery Committee at: [email protected] or contact Dave Francis at:  [email protected] 
LARAC’s Mountain Gallery 
21 Bay St. 
Glens Falls, NY 12801

Additional Notification Information

Notifications will be emailed by the end of the day on May 31, 2023. We cannot respond to inquiries regarding the status of notifications before that time.

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After notifications are sent, you may view the status of your entry in your ShowSubmit artist account’s Entry History. Accepted works will be notated by a green check.

If you do not receive your email, you may also view your notification letter using the View Notification link in your Entry History.

Note: Entries made prior to 2023 may not display the View Notification link.

Image and Filename Specifications

  • Submit your original JPEG image files.
  • Crop out all parts of the photo that are not the actual work; do not show mat, frame, etc, only the work itself.
  • Image must be displayed right side up.
  • You do not need to resize your image files.
  • You do not need to rename your image files.

Additional Entry Information

  • You will pay for your entry by credit or debit card using our secure checkout system.
  • After your entry is submitted and paid for, you may log back in to review your entry, edit artist and image information, and add or substitute images up until the entry deadline (May 22, 2023.)
  • Entry fees are not refundable and must be submitted and paid by the entry deadline.
  • Entries cannot be accepted or changed after the deadline. Incomplete entries will be disqualified.


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