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Philadelphia Pastel Society
Philadelphia Pastel Society

2023 Online Members Exhibition

March 16 – April 15, 2023 | Online
Deadline was February 15th. Members Only.
Art by Rebecca Denneny
Art by Rebecca Denneny

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Deadline for entry was February 15, 2023

Awards Including

$ 500.00 - Best in Show
$ 300.00 - 2nd Place
$ 200.00 - 3rd Place

Entry Fee

  • Members-only: $30 for up to 2 artworks.
The entry fee entitles the member to submit up to two paintings, but only one is guaranteed to be exhibited online. Membership dues must be paid in full through 12/31/23.

Please pay your dues and update your contact information at

Judge of Awards

Susan M. Story, PSA-MP
Susan M. Story is an award winning, passionate landscape painter from upstate
New York. She is a Signature - Master Pastelist member of the Pastel Society of
America (PSA), and serves on the society’s Board of Governors. Story is a juried
member of New York City’s Salmagundi Club, as well as the Academic Artist’s Association, Audubon Artists, Hudson River Valley Art Association, and Catherine
Lorillard Wolf Club.

Story was featured as one of today’s 100 most recognizable names in pastel in the 2019 book Pure Pastel, edited by Anne Hevener. Her work was also published in the October 2015 issue of Pastel Journal. The honors she has received include the Gold Medal of Honor from Audubon Artists and the Anna Hyatt Huntington Bronze Medal for Pastel from the Catherine Lorillard Wolf Art Club. Her awards from PSA include the Herman Margulies Award for Excellence, donated by Dianne B. Bernhard and the Richard McKinley Mentorship Award in memory of Margaret Stahl-Moyer. More information about Susan M. Story can be found at

Exhibition Requirements

  • Must be a current member of the Philadelphia Pastel Society.
  • All artwork must have been created in the past 3 years and not previously exhibited in a past PPS exhibition.
  • Accepted artwork must not be exhibited concurrently in another show.
  • All works must be in dry pastel with at least 80% of the finished work in dry pastel.
  • Your work must not have been done under teacher supervision, either in a classroom, workshop or from ZOOM or DVD instruction.
  • All work must be for sale with a 25% commission payable to PPS.
For additional criteria, please download the prospectus.

Confirming Entries & Notification

Confirmation of your accepted piece(s) will be sent out on or about February 21, 2023. Note that email notification is made by ShowSubmit.


  • All sales will be made between the artist and the buyer. If there is interest in purchasing an artwork, PPS will put the buyer in direct contact with the artist. The artist and buyer will then work out the details of the purchase and delivery.
  • Your sale price should reflect framing, shipping, and 25% commission to PPS. Any change in the sale price, other than what is declared in your submission, should be approved by the exhibition committee.


If you need help with the online entry system, please contact Austin at [email protected]

For any other questions, please send email to exhibition chairperson Jack Lloyd at [email protected].

Additional Notification Information

Notifications will be emailed by the end of the day on February 21, 2023. We cannot respond to inquiries regarding the status of notifications before that time.

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

  • 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 (February 15, 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.