Red Rock Pastel Society of Nevada
Red Rock Pastel Society of Nevada

2024 Juried Member Online Exhibition

Open Division and Masters Division August 15 – October 31, 2024
Deadline is July 15th. 3 weeks left to enter. Members Only.
Art by Jacob Aguiar
Art by Jacob Aguiar
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Deadline for entry: July 15, 2024
Due to the growth and flourishment of our amazing and ever expanding Red Rock pastel community, this year we are introducing 2 divisions: Open and Masters.

Please read below and you will be able to make your selection at the time of entry. Please self-determine your division based on the descriptions below. Each category will have a different set of judges and awards.

Masters Division

If you have any of the following credentials, you need to compete in the Masters division :
  • IAPS MC or Eminent Pastelist
  • PSA Signature
  • Signature level in other societies (Platinum RR members are not considered to be Signature members)
  • Have won several awards (Best in Show, I, II, III) in National or International competitions (Red Rock Member Exhibition, Red and Orange shows all counts)
  • Taught an IAPS or PSA workshop or presented at IAPS

Open Division

Open to all Red Rock Members who do not meet criteria above for Masters division. If in-doubt please choose this category. Established pastelists should not compete in the Open division. Organizers reserve the right to move submissions to a different category if we notice that your entry was mistakenly submitted to the wrong division.

Open Division Awards and Judges

  • Best in Show - $1000 or a sponsor-provided prize of equal or greater value.
  • 1st - $500 or a prize of equal or greater value provided by one of our Amazing Industry sponsors.
  • 2nd - $300 or a prize of equal or greater value provided by one of our Amazing Industry sponsors.
  • 3rd - $200 or a prize of equal or greater value provided by one of our Amazing Industry sponsors.
  • Honorable Mentions and Juror’s Choice Awards will be awarded Cash or Merchandize.
Jurors and Judge
A panel of three Jurors will select the entries to be accepted for the exhibition, and the Judge of Awards will choose the awards. (See the end of prospectus for BIOs)

Jacob Aguiar

Senior Juror: Tony Allain
Juror: Sergey Pietila
Juror: Adrian Giuliani
Red Rock Exhibition Chair: Dasha Jamison

Master Division Awards and Judges

  • Best in Show - $1000 or a sponsor-provided prize of equal or greater value.
  • 1st - $500 or a prize of equal or greater value provided by one of our Amazing Industry sponsors.
  • 2nd - $300 or a prize of equal or greater value provided by one of our Amazing Industry sponsors.
  • 3rd - $200 or a prize of equal or greater value provided by one of our Amazing Industry sponsors.
  • 3 Awards of Excellence will be awarded Cash or Merchandize.
Lyn Asselta will be responsible for both making the selection of accepted entries and serving as the Judge of Awards.

Red Rock Exhibition Chair: Dasha Jamison


Open to artists of all levels. (Please choose the appropriate division, see above) Artists must have an active membership with the Red Rock Pastel Society of Nevada to be eligible to enter the show. You may join at

Eligible Work

Please read carefully to make sure that your work meets the following entry requirements:
  • Your work must be done with dry pastel; the top layer must consist of at least 80% of dry pastel. No oil pastels can be used.
  • ​Only two-dimensional works are permissible. Pastel mosaic, sculpture, and digital pastel works are not eligible.
  • ​The work must be original, not copied from other artists or from any other published material. Works done from photographs made by someone other than the artist are not eligible.
  • Works based on references created by AI will not be accepted, however artists are free to use any software to edit and manipulate their own references.
  • Please withhold from entering any work that has been awarded major awards (Best in Show, 1, 2, 3 places) in any other shows.
  • Please withhold from entering any work that has been awarded major awards (Best in Show, 1, 2, 3 places) in any other shows.
  • All artwork must be originally drawn and not created on top of a photo or a print.
  • ​All works must have been created within the last two years.
  • ​Paintings of nudes will be considered for acceptance.
  • ​Works done under supervision (such as in a workshop or class) are not eligible.
  • Works done during or based on images from the guided group online sessions are not eligible.
  • Works exhibited in previous RRPSNV Member Juried Exhibitions will not be accepted.
Failure to meet any of the requirements will result in your work not being juried. No substitutions are allowed.

Entry Fee

  • Members: $35.00 for the first image and $10.00 for each additional image.
  • Platinum Members: $30.00 for the first image and $10.00 for each additional image.
  • Up to 5 images may be submitted by an individual artist.
  • Entry fees are not refundable and must be paid by the entry deadline.


Up to 5 entries may be submitted from an individual artist. Please add [email protected] to your safe sender's list to ensure email delivery. At least one eligible work by each artist will be accepted; the total amount of the accepted images from an artist may vary at jurors' discretion.

All accepted works will be displayed on the Red Rock Pastel of Nevada website, promoted on Red Rock Social Media, and included in the printed exhibition catalog.


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

For any other questions, please send an email to Dasha Jamison at [email protected]

Entry procedures for artists outside the United States

Use the same entry procedures as listed above. If you have any issues - please contact Daria Jamison [email protected]

Framing of Artwork

If an artwork is for Sale, framing details need to be specified.


Not for Sale works (NFS) will be accepted. 10% commissions on sales should be paid to the Red Rock Society of Nevada if sale would be conducted by the end of the show OCTOBER 31st). All buyers will be directed to the Artist’s website (email), please make sure you have accurate information regarding your work. The Artist is responsible for shipping if a work is sold.

The parts of the prospectus might change without notifying the entrant. By submitting your work to the Red Rock Show you give the RR permission to use the images for promotional purposes.

Open Division

Judge: Jacob Aguiar
Born in Kansas in 1984, Jacob Aguiar can recall spending countless hours drawing what he saw out the window of his childhood home. An avid lover of the outdoors from an early age, his favorite activities as a child involved playing in the fields and woods of rural Kansas. This love of the outdoors is deeply ingrained in his sense of self, and he feels most at ease in nature. It was in 2011 that his love of art and his love of nature met. Burned out in naturopathic medical school, he took a yearlong leave of absence to spend time with family and pursue art. He spent that year in the small Northern California town of Sebastopol studying masters of the landscape, and obsessively painting. During that year, he traveled throughout the west, studying with preeminent pastel landscape artists, and painting outdoors and in the studio. After nearly a decade splitting his time as a naturopathic doctor and artist, he recently retired from medicine to paint full time.

Jacob is now an internationally recognized pastel artist living in Boxford, MA with his wife Laura, son Henry, and daughter Lucy. He splits his time between painting inspiring New England landscapes and the western landscape of Wyoming. He has won many awards including 3rd place overall in the 2017 Plein Air Salon for Gentle Stroll, and several awards in Pastel 100 competitions. In 2023, with the American Impressionist Society (AIS), he won an honorable mention in their prestigious small works show, and 1st place in the all-member associate division show. He has exhibited in galleries throughout the US, and at the Brinton Museum in Big Horn, Wyoming. He has a two person show at the museum in 2025. Jacob is a Master Pastelist with the Pastel Society of America, and Master Circle honoree of the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS). He is currently represented by Turner Fine Art in Jackson Hole, WY, Ballard's Fine Art in Sheridan, WY, Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville, VT and Stowe, VT, and Powers Gallery in Acton, MA. His work has been featured in several art magazines including Plein Air Magazine, Southwest Art, and the Pastel Journal.

Jacob hosts an active Patreon educational program, as well as teaches plein air and studio workshops around the country and internationally.

You may find Jacob on Instagram as @jacobaguiarpastelpainter


Senior Juror: Tony Allain, PS, RSMA, PSA, MC-IAPS, MPANZ, EP/IAPS
Tony Allain is a Scottish based artist. He is an award-winning painter, instructor and author and has been painting for over 50 years. a member of the Pastel Society London, a member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists among others. A painter of color, light and movement with a complete understanding of his surroundings. Born and raised in the Channel Islands where he studied life drawing from observation and painting from life. He moved to paint and work in the southwest of the UK to capture the unique clarity of light living on the peninsular of West Cornwall. Tony has exhibited extensively over the years, his work can be found in many leading galleries as well as private and corporate collections worldwide, including the Maritime Museum, Guernsey and Queen Mary 2, Cunard Liner. He has exhibited with The Pastel Society of America in New York, the Royal Society of Marine Artists, London, The International Pastel Exhibition, Suzhou, China and the Pastel Society, Mall Galleries, London. A move to New Zealand in 2006 proved to be a turning point in his career with the acceptance as a Master of the Pastel Artists of New Zealand, a Signature member of the Pastel Society of America, elected an Eminent Pastelist of the International Association of Pastel Societies. His work is regularly featured in The Artist Magazine, the Pastel Journal, the Plein Air Magazine, the Pratique des Arts and other instructional books.

Tony now lives and works in Scotland. His membership statuses include: Royal Society of Marine Artists UK, Pastel Society, UK, Eminent Pastelist EP-IAPS (International Association of Pastel Societies), Signature Member of The Pastel Society of America Master of the Pastel Artists of New Zealand, Distinguished Member of the Pastel Society of the West Coast, CA, Distinguished Member of Arizona Pastel Artist Association, Platinum Member Red Rock Pastel Society NV
You can find Tony on FB

Juror: Sergei Pietilä
Sergei Pietila is a Finnish artist, a teacher, and a member of the Russian Association of Artists, Artists Association of Finland, National Pastel Society of Russia, Pastel Society of America, the Red Rock Pastel Society of Nevada. He graduated from the Kostroma State University, School of Arts, and from LAB University of Applied Sciences, LAB Institute of Design and Fine Arts in Lahti, Finland. Sergei works with oil and pastel and is known for his signature style and expressive manner of painting. He is a participant and a winner of multiple international exhibitions.

You can find Sergei on Instagram at @sergeipietila.

Juror: Adrian Giuliani
Adrian Giuliani is an international award winning pastel artist, who has been painting in pastels for over 35 years. While in high school, Adrian had the good fortune of studying with Flora Giffuni. She graduated with honors from the Rhode Island School of Design, where pastels became her medium!

She was elected a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America in 2014, achieving her IAPS Master Circle status in 2019. She is known for her contemporary florals, still lifes and self portraits. In the PSA 2020 Enduring Brilliance Exhibition, Adrian was honored to be recognized with the Daniel E. Greene PSA-MP, HFH Memorial Award by awards juror, Marjorie Shelley, pastel expert at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Adrian loves sharing her unique perspectives and methods of working. Using both observation from life and a great deal of freedom, she encourages her students to explore fearlessly. She teaches both an in-person pastel class and an ongoing PSA Zoom class, entitled Finding Your Freedom Through Observation, Exploration and Joy. Her artwork was on the cover of the 2021 issue of Pastelagram, and she had a recent featured article in the Pastel Journal. Adrian's work is in the permanent collection of the National Arts Club.

You can find Adrian on Instagram at @adrianfgiuliani_artist

Masters Division

Juror/Judge: Lyn Asselta
Lyn Asselta has considered the landscape her muse since she was a child. Growing up on the coast of Maine, where weather often changed by the minute, the effects of atmosphere on land and water were an everyday, mesmerizing occurrence. That fascination with atmosphere has kept her occupied for decades while living along the Atlantic ocean and intracoastal waterway in northeast Florida, in the Smoky mountains of western North Carolina, and more recently, along the coast of Maine once again.She’s spent a lifetime reveling in the rich details of the natural world and she draws from her love of nature when creating her paintings. Her chosen medium of pastel allows her to extend her tactile sense of communicating with the world into the painting process at her easel.

Asselta’s paintings have been exhibited throughout the United States and have been included in invitational exhibitions in France, China, and the UK. As a workshop instructor, she has taught in Canada, Curaçao and extensively across the USA. She is an IAPS (International Association of Pastel Societies) Eminent Pastelist, a Pastel Society of America Master Pastelist, a member of the Salmagundi Club of NYC, a Master Pastelist with the Southeastern Pastel Society, an Associate Artist for Unison Colour, and is the founder and past president of the First Coast Pastel Society in northeast Florida. In 2009, Lyn was selected as an Artist in Residence at Acadia National Park in Maine. Her work has been featured over the years in art publications including Pastel Journal, Plein Air Magazine, and Pratique des Arts magazine (France). Her landscape paintings and process have been included in several books on the pastel medium and plein air painting. Lyn has published her own book, Seeing the Landscape, and writes a weekly newsletter about nature and art called Saturdays at the Cove.

You can find Lyn on Instagram at @lynasseltafineart

Red Rock Exhibition Chair: Dasha Jamison
Dasha Jamison is an artist primarily working with soft pastel. Born in Penza in 1987. She currently lives and works in Las Vegas, NV, USA. Her works are presented in Las Vegas by Alpha Voyage Gallery, Priscilla Fowler and Pastel Girault Gallery in France. Dasha's style can be described as expressive impressionism. She combines academic training and conceptual work to bring her artistic vision to life engaging with viewers through color and gestures. Dasha finds her inspiration in color and shapes while studying personal emotional responses moving towards expressive abstraction.

In 2018 she founded the Red Rock Pastel Society of Nevada and has been working as the president of this vibrant group and organizes group exhibitions and workshops. In Fall 2021 she curated the International Museum Show “Art of Pastel” in Penza Savitsky Art Gallery, Russia.

Dasha has completed Art Residency at the Red Rock National Park, USA in 2019 and Art Residency at Chateau de Bonnemare, Bonnemare, France in August 2022.

In 2021 completed the intensive Summer Program at the Repin Academy of Fine Arts, St.Petersburg, Russia, working with live models and world-renown artists. Dasha studied with pastel masters including Richard McKinkley, Sergei Pietila and others.

She has had several solo exhibitions, and regularly participates in juried exhibitions in the USA, France, Russia and China.

You can find Dasha on Instagram at @dasha_jamison_art

Additional Notification Information

Notifications will be emailed by the end of the day on August 1, 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 (July 15, 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.


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