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- Open to all SPS current members. Membership can be renewed prior to entering at: southeasternpastel.com/join
- Paintings may not have been accepted into any previous SPS exhibition nor have received an award in an international or national show. Paintings should have been created in the past 2 years.
- Works must be in dry pastel. No oil pastels. Mixed media must be predominantly dry pastel with the final surface being at least 80% traditional dry pastel.
- Works must be original, painted from life or from your own reference photo or imagination, not copied from other artists or published materials. Any reference provided by an instructor is not eligible, including an instructor-provided photo, still-life set up or model setup.
- Work that was done in a classroom, workshop, or in an online group scenario is not eligible.
- All artwork must be originally drawn and not created on top of any type of photographic image.
- Final sprays or acrylic or other sealants are not acceptable. Pastel fixative is appropriate.
- All subjects and styles are eligible, from traditional to contemporary. Subject matter must be appropriate for viewing by all ages. Nudes and figure studies are acceptable. Images of violence, specific political agenda and pornography will not be accepted per request of the gallery.
- Artwork sent to the show must be exactly the same piece as the photo submitted.
- Work does not have to be for sale. Prices can not be changed beyond the ShowSubmit submission deadline. Mark NFS for paintings not for sale.
- For paintings available for sale, the artist will receive 60% of retail price and Quinlan will retain 40%. Exhibition chair will work with the gallery and artist to facilitate the sale of any painting. Once your painting/paintings have been accepted in the exhibition, consider them committed to the exhibition and all sales should go through Quinlan Visual Arts from that time forward and throughout the exhibition. Artists will be notified when painting(s) sell. Purchaser shall pay all packing and shipping charges, insurance costs and other handling expenses for the shipping and delivery of artwork purchased by them.
Failure to meet any of the requirements for eligibility will result in the artwork being disqualified. SPS reserves the right to exclude from the exhibition any artwork deemed offensive, or any artwork that violates the laws of the USA.
- $35 for up to 3 images.
- $10 for each additional image up to 5 images
The Quinlan Visual Arts Center
Artists are REQUIRED to use made-for-art shipping boxes such as Air Float or Uline.
Artists MUST include a pre-paid return label in an envelope taped onto the inside lid of the shipping box with the shipped artwork. Please note to the shipper/ Fed Ex or UPS that artwork is to be picked up by the carrier at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center. Artwork may Not be picked up before the exhibition closing date.
Juror of Selection and Awards
Christine has been designated as an Eminent Pastellist by the International Association of Pastel Societies. (IAPS) There are only 25 artists with this distinction in this medium in the world. In 2015 Southwest Artist Magazine selected Christine Swann as an “Artist To Watch” and her artwork has evolved since then. Although she originally started out by painting her children by bribing them with candy, she now works with live models.
Christine is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, and a member of the
IAPS Masters’ Circle, a designation she received in only 6 years. She received her Eminent Award in 2022. She is also a long-time member of the Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators and Portrait Society of America. She currently teaches her “Power of Pastel” Workshop to groups around the country.
Exhibition Chairs and Support
Additional Notification Information
Notifications will be emailed by the end of the day on March 17, 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
- Images should be at least 1920 pixels on the longest edge and no larger than 30mb. Images that are smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest edge cannot be made larger to meet the requirements.
- You do not need to resize your image files if they meet the above specifications.
- You do not need to 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 1920 pixels on the longest edge.
- Image files are automatically renamed using your last name, first initial and the title of the work. e.g.
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 (March 8, 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.