Premiere Pastel Society of Indiana
Premiere Pastel Society of Indiana

First Annual Regional Juried Exhibition

June 22 – August 3, 2024 Jeffrey Krull Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN
Deadline is May 23rd. 4 weeks left to enter. Open to Members and Non-Members.
Artwork by Tara Will
Artwork by Tara Will
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or to submit.

Deadline for entry: May 23, 2024


The beautiful Jeffrey Krull Gallery in the downtown Allen County Public Library.

Allen County Public Library
900 Library Plaza
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Mon–Thur: 9am–9pm
Fri–Sat: 9am–6pm
Sun: Noon–5pm.

Eligibility and Requirements

Please read carefully to make sure your work meets the following entry requirements.
  • Open to members and non-members residing in Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin. We welcome artists of all levels, with minimum age of 18 years.
  • Medium: At least 80% dry pastel. No oil pastel accepted.
  • Work must be original, not copied from other artists or published materials and from your own reference. Any reference provided by an instructor is not eligible, including an instructor provided photo, still life setup or model setup. Entries must have been painted from life or from a photo that you have taken yourself, or from your imagination.
  • Work that was done in a classroom or workshop is ineligible.
  • All artwork must be originally drawn and not created on top of any type of photographic image.
  • All work must have been created within the last two years.
  • Artwork sent to the show must be exactly the same piece as the photo submitted. Work must be for sale. A 20% commission will be taken from purchase price.
  • Maximum size of 48 inches, including the frame in all directions.
  • Exhibition Committee reserves the right to reject work deemed unsuitable for exhibition at this family friendly venue. No nudes or controversial subject matter is allowed.

Entry Fees

Entry fee is $35.00 for up to 2 images and $5.00 for each additional image.

Non Members
Entry fee is $45.00 for up to 2 images and $10.00 for each additional image.

Up to 5 images may be submitted by each artist. Exhibition space, total number of entries submitted, and judge’s choices will determine the number of entries accepted per artist.

Entry fees are not refundable and must be paid by entry deadline, Thursday, May 23. Entries cannot be accepted or changed after the deadline. Incomplete entries will be disqualified.


All Artists will receive notification by email after jurying is complete. Please add [email protected] to your safe senders list to ensure email delivery.

Award recipients will be paid by check at the reception and awards presentation. For artists who cannot be present, they will receive their award at pick up of work.

Framing of Artwork

  • All accepted artwork must be appropriately framed to museum standards (use simple, tasteful museum quality frames); no saw-toothed hangers or metal frames.
  • All frames should be sturdy and suitable to the size and weight of the work.
  • Either Plexiglas or glass is allowed.
  • Maximum framed size is 48” in either direction.
  • Premiere Pastel Society of Indiana and the Jeffrey Krull Gallery are not responsible for loss or damage to artwork while in transit or at the Exhibition; artists should carry their own insurance.

Delivery of Artwork

This venue cannot accept shipped works.

Accepted works shall be hand delivered to the Jeffrey Krull Gallery on Monday, June 17th from Noon to 6pm.


Attach a label at back of juried paintings in the upper left corner with:

1. Artist Name
2. Artwork Title
3. Price
4. Artist Website (if available)
5. Phone number
6. Email address

Award Notifications

Individual artists will be notified of award(s) on Saturday, June 22 at the show reception from 3-5 p.m. Awards: This is our first year. As we grow our awards will increase.
  • Best of Show $250
  • First $200
  • Second $175
  • Third $150
  • Honorable Mentions: Certificate Awards


Tara Will

Tara works in pastel, painting quickly, trying to capture the essence of the subject using bold colors and strong marks. She achieved her Eminent Pastelist Status with the International Association of Pastel Societies in 2022. She resides in Maryland with her husband and four children.

“I create work that focuses on capturing the essence of the subject. I enjoy a wide range of subjects, but mostly focus on the landscape, for my love of being outside. I was told by a mentor once, that the act of painting is a transfer of energy. We try to reflect that as best we can to a viewer so they can participate in an age old visual conversation. It is my goal that you leave our time together feeling energized and inspired to continue your journey.”


JLUDA Pastels, Golden Pan Pastel, Frame Art and Design, more to come.

Important Information

Exhibition at the Jeffrey Krull Gallery Saturday June 22-Saturday August 3

Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony

Saturday, June 22 from 3:00 - 5:00 pm.

Artists, members and guests are welcome to attend.

Juried exhibition entries will be available to view on the website and in the gallery for this exhibition.

Strike Show and Pick Up Paintings at Jeffrey Krull Gallery

Strike show on Monday, August 5 from Noon - 6:00 p.m. PPSI and venue are not responsible for works that are left. Please find someone to help in the event you can’t pick up your work on that day or in that time frame.

Exhibition awarded paintings will be viewable on the PPSI website and the website, and in the gallery during exhibition.

Removal of Artwork

Juried artwork must be available to exhibit in the gallery.

There will be no substitutions* of paintings prior to or during the exhibit and no early removal of artwork.

Pick-up and delivery are the responsibility of the artist or their agent. No work will be removed from the premises or stored by the Exhibition Chairpersons or Jeffrey Krull Gallery.


All work in the exhibition must be for sale.
PPSI will retain a 20% commission on sales of artwork.
A Red Dot will be placed on the lower edge of the title card of sold artwork.
Artists will be paid for their sold paintings within 30 days from close of the exhibit.

Agreement and Liability

Submission of a work of art in this exhibit shall constitute an agreement by all parties to all conditions of this prospectus.

Although the Exhibition Committee will exercise due care in handling works, PPSI and the Jeffrey Krull gallery and its agents will not be responsible for damage or loss.

Entry in this exhibit gives PPSI and The Jeffrey Krull Gallery the right to photograph or use the submitted images for promotional purposes, including posting submitted, accepted or award-winning entries on the respective websites.


For questions about PPSI or this prospectus, please email [email protected] or [email protected]. For technical support, please see the Support section below.

Additional Notification Information

Notifications will be emailed by the end of the day on June 6, 2024. 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 (May 23, 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.