Central Mass Pastel Society
Central Mass Pastel Society

2024 Members Show

May 9 – June 9, 2024 Online at cmpastels.org
Deadline is April 30th. 5 days left to enter. Members Only.
Jagged Edges by Jane McGraw-Teubner
Jagged Edges by Jane McGraw-Teubner
Open Shows

or to submit.

Deadline for entry: April 30, 2024
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: $100
2 Honorable mentions of $50, 1 for a Developing Artist

Our Judge of Awards

Jane McGraw-Teubner
Jane McGraw-Teubner is an award-winning plein air and studio pastel artist from Long Island, NY. She is a Pastel Society of America Master Pastelist, an International Association of Pastel Societies Eminent Pastelist, and a resident Artist Member of the Salmagundi Club. Jane shows her work in galleries throughout the East Coast and teaches at her home studio and at the Atelier at Flowerfield in St. James, NY.

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 awards reserved 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 2024, check the Directory on cmpastels.org.

Submission Process and Fee

  • 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.
  • The submission fee is $30 for up to 2 pieces.
  • 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 4/30-6/9. Prices may not be changed after submission.
  • CMPS will offer any for-sale work on its online website store, and will notify artists of sales. Artists are responsible for promptly shipping or otherwise delivering the work if sold and will notify CMPS when delivery is completed.
  • CMPS retains a 15% commission on sales. Artist’s share will be sent within 30 days of show close.


  • Submission fees are nonrefundable.
  • CMPS may choose not to include any work that does not meet requirements.


For questions about this prospectus, contact our co-chair Luisa Guzman: [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 30, 2024.)
  • 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.