This call for entry has closed and the information below is for reference only.

Looking for open calls for entry? View open calls

Central Mass Pastel Society
Central Mass Pastel Society

2023 Members Show

May 6 – June 6, 2023 Online at
Deadline was April 24th. Members Only.
Sunning, Anne DeBenedictis, 2022 Developing Artist Award
Sunning, Anne DeBenedictis, 2022 Developing Artist Award

Deadline for entry has passed.
View open calls for entry

Deadline for entry was April 24, 2023
Our Members Show celebrates and honors your best work, at any stage of your painting journey. 


1st Place: $350 
2nd Place: $250 
3rd Place: $150 
Developing Artist Award 
2 Honorable mentions, 1 for a Developing Artist 

Our Judge of Awards

Terri Brooks 
Terri is a pastel and watercolor artist, as well as a printmaker, from Freedom, NH. A Signature Member of Pastel Society of America, the New England Watercolor Society, and of several other associations, Terri is particularly known for her light-filled figurative paintings and woodcuts and monotypes of animals. An award winning artist in national and international shows, including as 1st Prize recipient in our 2022 Marks of Distinction National Exhibition, Terri’s work can also be seen at several New England galleries. 

A Note on Awards 

All members are eligible to receive a 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or Honorable Mention award. Artists who check the “Developing Artist” box when submitting are also eligible for the two named awards for developing artists. Developing Artist is defined as an artist who has not yet been accepted to any national or international pastel show requiring 80% or more soft pastel. Artists may receive only one award in the show.  

Who Can Submit 

All members in good standing are eligible to submit. Dues must be paid in advance of submission. If you are not sure if you have paid your dues for 2023, check the Directory on our website. 

Submission Process and Fee 

  • The submission fee is $30 for up to 2 pieces. 
  • Submissions must be made online at ShowSubmit. 
  • Check the “Developing Artist” box if you  qualify for, and wish to be considered for, the Developing Artist awards.
  • You do not have to resize or name your image files.
  • All submitted pieces will appear in the show. 

Submission Requirements

  • Work must be at least 80% soft pastel.
  • Work must be less than 3 years old. 
  • Work that has previously been in another CMPS show, or that has won a top award in any national show (Best, 1, 2, 3), is not permitted.
  • Work may be of any size for this online show.
  • Work must be based exclusively on the artist’s own photo reference, life set-up or plein air  experience, concept, and composition.
  • Work must be directly and individually drawn or painted by the artist, not traced or  otherwise created over a base photo.
  • Work must be exclusively the product of the artist. Work done in a class or workshop, online venue, or otherwise under the guidance or advice of an instructor, is not permitted. 

Pricing and Sales

  • Work may be priced or marked Not for Sale (NFS). Prices should reflect market value for  similar work by the artist. Work marked For Sale must be available exclusively through CMPS from 5/6-6/6. Prices may not be changed after submission. 
  • CMPS will refer parties interested in purchasing a painting to the artist, who will complete the sale and shipping of the work. Artists will notify CMPS of completed sales.
  • Artists of sold work will remit a 15% commission to CMPS within 30 days of completion of  the sale.


For questions about this prospectus, contact [email protected] 

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 (April 24, 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.


For questions about the entry process or this website please contact ShowSubmit Support at [email protected]. We will get back to you between 9am and 6pm Eastern Time, Monday to Friday. You can also view the Support Center, Entry Guide, or our FAQ.