Pastel Artists of Oregon
Pastel Artists of Oregon

2023 Membership Online Exhibition

Deadline is September 11th
Members Only
Transitions by Eve Miller
Transitions by Eve Miller
Open Shows

Opens August 1, 2023.

Open for entry on August 1, 2023.
Deadline for entry: September 11, 2023
This is a fabulous opportunity to enter your best work in PAO Membership Online Exhibition without the expenses involved in framing and shipping.

Juror of Acceptance and Judge of Awards

Eve Miller

Awards: All Cash Awards!

There are two categories for awards;

Emerging Pastel Artists:
PAO members who have not yet attained signature membership status in ANY pastel society and have not won an award in any pastel societies’ INTERNATIONAL OPEN EXHIBITION.

Established Artists:
PAO members who have achieved Signature, Master or Eminent pastel membership status in ANY pastel society, including PAO.
Entering in the wrong category will result in disqualification. If you have a question regarding which category to enter, contact Judy Richardson. [email protected]
  • Cash awards of $600 for Best of Show in EACH category
  • First Place $400
  • Second Place $250
  • Third Place $150
  • Honorable Mention amounts TBA in EACH category.

Eligible Work

  • Open to PAO MEMBERS over the age of 18;
  • Photo-based paintings must be from photos taken by the artists themselves;
  • Paintings of nudes will be considered for acceptance;
  • No oil pastels will be considered;
  • All works submitted must be 80% dry pastel; no oil pastel will be considered.
  • Any work that has been accepted in any previous PAO exhibition or any work that has won an award in any other pastel only exhibition is not eligible.
  • Failure to meet any of the requirements for eligibility may result in the artwork not being juried.
PAO reserves the right to exclude from exhibitions any artwork deemed offensive, or any artwork that violates the laws of the United States, or of state or local governments.

Entry Fees

PAO members: $35 for one image, $45 for 2 images, $50 for 3 images entered.

Entry fees are non-refundable and must be paid by entry deadline. Acceptance is not


Work may be for sale; NFS is allowed.

Purchasers will be given Artist's contact information. Artists will handle the sales and shipping, no commission to be paid to PAO. (Shipping artwork unframed is an option at the artist’s and purchasers discretion.)


Questions regarding the online entry system may be submitted to Austin Hamby at [email protected]
For other questions, please contact Judy Richardson at: [email protected]

Juror of Acceptance and Judge of Awards

Eve Miller
Eve Miller was born in Brussels, Belgium. After moving to New York, her family settled in the Hudson Valley. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and Two Master of Arts in
French and Spanish.

Reminiscent of the landscapes in Belgium and Long Island, Eve found a muse in the marshes of the Lowcountry. She is fascinated by the ever changing light of day and the seasons, and is committed to a daily painting practice. Eve has taught for several years in person weekly classes and workshops. She has also taught online classes

Eve Miller is an award winning artist with the following designations:

Signature Member of The Pastel Society of America, Pastel Society of Colorado and Maryland, Pastel Society of the West Coast, Spain Pastel Society, Member of Excellence Southeastern Pastel Society, American Artists Professional League~ Fellow Maxima Cum Laude and Master Circle Member of the International Associations of Pastel Societies among others.

Eve is represented locally at the I. Pinckney Simons Gallery
711 Bay Street Beaufort, SC

Additional Notification Information

Notifications will be emailed by the end of the day on September 25, 2023. We cannot respond to inquiries regarding the status of notifications before then.

Please add [email protected] to your email safe senders list.

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

  • You do not need to resize or rename your image files.
  • 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 files are automatically resized to 300 dpi and 1200 pixels on the longest edge.
  • Image files are automatically renamed using your last name, first initial and the title of the work. e.g. Hamby_D_BeautifulDay.jpg

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 (September 11, 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.