Pastel Society of the West Coast
Pastel Society of the West Coast

Members Only Online Show

MOOS 2024
Deadline is January 31st 9 weeks left to enter
Members Only
Art by Terri  Ford
Art by Terri Ford
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or to submit.

Deadline for entry: January 31, 2024
PSWC has two categories of judging for this show.  
General Membership & Signature/Distinguished Pastelist will be judged separately.

Exhibition Details

This Members Only Online Show allows you to enter your best work without the expense of framing and shipping. General members earn one point toward PSWC’s Signature Status by receiving a Place Award. Accepted artists will be showcased on our website: The accepted artists will also be featured in our fabulous digital publication the PSWC Magazine on our website where you can also purchase a hard copy. Award winning works will be shown on PSWC’s Facebook page and an E-blast will announce the Award winners and accepted paintings to all PSWC members.


Our acceptance Juror and Judge of awards is: Sally Strand, IAPS-MC/EP, PSA-MP/HFH, PSWC-MP. This PSWC Members Only Online Show has 2 categories for acceptance and judging. General members will be judged separately from the Signature/DP members.  

Acceptance and Awards in Two Categories

General Membership 

  • Best of Show Award
  • First Place Award
  • Second Place Award 
  • Third Place Award 
  • Honorable Mention* 
Signature/Distinguished Pastelist 

  • Best of Show Award
  • First Place Award
  • Second Place Award 
  • Third Place Award
  • Honorable Mention* 
*Honorable Mention Awards do not earn points for signature or DP status. Awards are about 40% cash prizes and the rest are merchandise items and gift certificates.

Entry Fees

  • Up to 5 paintings, $15 per painting
  • Only one painting can be accepted into the PSWC MOOS
  • You may pay online with a valid credit card. 
  • For a submission to be accepted, PSWC membership and entry fees must be paid by the entry deadline of January  31, 2024. 
  • Over-payment of any fee will be considered a donation to PSWC’s Scholarship Fund. 
  • Entry Fees are Nonrefundable


  • Open to all current members over the age of 18 years. 
  • Dues for 2024 must be paid by the deadline – January 31, 2024 in order for entries to be judged.

    It's very easy to become a member of PSWC just by going to our website and clicking on Membership Info at the top of the home page.
  • Dry Pastels Only - 80% of the top layer of the painting entered must be dry pastel. 
  • Composition of work may NOT be taken from published work such as photos from magazines or professional photographer’s prints or digital images, from friend’s resource or prints of other artists.
  • If photo reference is used it must be from your own photos. 
  • PSWC does not condone the use of optical projection. 
  • Student or workshop work produced under supervision is NOT eligible. 
  • Painting must be done within the last three (3) years. 
  • Work may not have been accepted into any previous PSWC exhibit. 
  • Work may only be submitted by the artist entering the show and not by a collector or owner of commissioned work.


Paintings do not need to be for sale to be entered into the PSWC MOOS. No more than one (1) painting per artist will be accepted into the exhibition.

Membership Status for PSWC

General Members:
Those who have paid their 2024 membership fee.

Signature Status:
Awarded for acceptance into 3 Pastels USA Exhibits, or 2 Pastels USA's and a Place Award (Best of Show, 1st place, 2nd place, or 3rd place) in MOOS.

Distinguished Pastelist (DP): Awarded to members who receive awards in three Pastels USA  Exhibits within a continuous five-year period. 
Both the Signature Status and DP Status must maintain continuous membership


All accepted works and award winners will be displayed on the PSWC website:, ShowSubmit website:, and on our PSWC Facebook page and PSWC’s E-blast to all members.  Failure to meet any of the requirements for eligibility will result in the work not being juried. Work that is considered offensive by PSWC standards will not be accepted.

Entry into this exhibit constitutes agreement with and acceptance of all stated rules and provisions. 


For questions about this prospectus or PSWC please contact:

Dug Waggoner, 2023 MOOS Chair
[email protected]  

Additional Notification Information

Notifications will be emailed by the end of the day on February 20, 2024. 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 1500 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 (January 31, 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.