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Pastel Society of Colorado
2018 14th Annual Mile High National Pastel Exhibition

14th Annual Mile High National Pastel Exhibition
July 12 through August 27, 2018
Marla Baggetta, Juror and Judge
PACE (Parker Arts, Culture & Events Center),
20000 Pikes Peak Avenue, Parker, CO  80138


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS - Dates & Deadlines
Entry Deadline:  11:59 p.m. PT, Sunday, April 15, 2018
Notifications:   Emailed week of Monday, May 7, 2018  
Deadline for shipped work (to arrive at PACE on or before):  Monday, July 9, 2018
Hand Delivery of work:  Tuesday, July 10, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm  
Opening Reception:  Thursday, July 12, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm  
Marla Baggetta's Pastel Workshop:  Friday, Saturday & Sunday, July 13, 14 & 15
Show Closes:   Monday, August 27, 2018
Pickup Work:  Tuesday, August 28, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Contact:  Xenia Sease, Show Co-Chair,
Nancy Dee, Show Co-Chair,


The PSC is proud to announce that the judge and juror is Marla Baggetta. A prolific painter and teacher, Marla's artwork and workshops are nationally sought after. Her work has been represented throughout the country for over 30 years. Contributing to many art publications such as Pastel Journal, she is a signature PSA member and an IAPS Master Circle Recipient. Marla graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. She worked as a commercial illustrator for 25 years. After moving to Oregon in 1993, she was inspired by the beauty of the Willamette Valley and began painting landscapes that blend realism and abstraction that convey a sense of calm and balance.  Among her numerous awards and honors are Arts for the Parks Annual Juried Exhibition. She has been featured in the Pastel Journal and is included in Pure Color: The Best of Pastel and Sketchbook Confidential II. She is the author of Step by Step Pastel by Walter Foster Publishing. Her paintings can be found in numerous public and private collections throughout the country.

While she makes her home in Portland, Oregon, Baggetta travels extensively throughout the United States painting, teaching workshops and jurying shows. Marla is a sought after workshop instructor, adept at helping students develop an individual painting style. Baggetta’s approach to painting reflects both the formal art education she received at Art Center College of Design and the years of experience that can only be gained from behind the easel.

The 14th Annual Mile High National Pastel Exhibition 2018 juried show is open to any pastel artist 18 years of age or older. The PSC Exhibition Policy includes:
•    Original paintings only accepted.
•    No work from copyrighted images or photographs taken by anyone other than the submitting artist.
•    Duplicate paintings are not accepted and will be rejected.
•    If used in your paintings, collage materials must be created by the artist.
•    All artwork must be at least 80% soft pastel.
•    Work done under supervision in a class or workshop is not eligible.
•    Paintings must have been completed within the last two years and not previously shown in any Pastel Society of Colorado exhibitions (with the exception of the 2017 PSC online show, Illuminated - paintings that were accepted into that show are eligible so long as they have not been displayed in any other PSC shows and they have been completed within the last two years).  Any painting identified as shown previously in a PSC exhibition will be rejected OR, if discovered after jurying, will remain in the exhibition and the artist will be suspended from the next two Mile High National Pastel Exhibitions.  The painting will also not be eligible for any awards.
•    If artwork juried into the show is not delivered, then the artist will be prohibited from entering future PSC sponsored shows for two years.
ENTRY FEEUp to 3 paintings may be submitted at a fee of $35 PSC Members, $45 Non Members, plus an additional 2 paintings for $10 each.  (Example:  Member enters 3 = $35; 4 = $45, 5 = $55; Non-Member 3 = $45, 4 = $55, 5 = $65.)  Entry fee is nonrefundable and must be paid at time of entry. Entry deadline is at 11:59 p.m. PT on the date listed above.  All entries must be made through The judge may only select one painting by an individual artist for inclusion in the show.

AWARDS:  Extensive cash and merchandise awards will be presented at the opening reception on the date listed above. All awards are made at the discretion of our judge, including over $4,000 in cash awards, as well as thousands more in merchandise. All awards will be final with no exchanges or substitutions.

THIS ENTRY FORM IS CONSIDERED A CONTRACT and must be completely and accurately filled out by providing all requested information regarding the paintings and the artist. Only digital entries will be accepted.

Online Entry: Go to (OJS) to submit entries. When entering online for the first time, follow the instructions to open an account and create a password. Record your password, because you will reuse it for reviewing the status of your entries and for future entries with OJS. Then, go to and scroll down to find and select the 14th Annual Mile High National Pastel Exhibition. Follow the directions for entry. When filling out your artwork information for this show, please be sure all information is correct, including spelling of your name and the artwork’s title, as well as pricing of artwork. All information is entered by the artist and is used AS IS for labels and the catalogue. By providing the images and other information, the artist gives permission through this entry for the Pastel Society of Colorado to use the images of the accepted paintings for reference, printed materials, and online postings, as well as in future advertising. At the end of your entry process, payment can be made using PayPal account or a valid credit card. No changes can be made after the entry deadline listed above.

•    Entry form must be filled out in its entirety.  List sizes up to the nearest inch.  Submitted images must not include matting or frame.  Crop the photos to include only the artwork.  Be sure your images are right-side-up.
•    Before uploading your images, make sure they are smaller than 4MB, but at least 1920 pixels on the longest side at 72 dpi.  Images should be in JPEG format, sRGB color space.  Help in photographing your work and properly sizing your images can be found at:  If you need help entering your images or are unable to, please write to us here:
•    Please add and to your safe senders list to ensure notifications are received.

NOTIFICATION:  One email, sent through ConstantContact, will be sent with instructions on how you can log into your own account on to obtain your jury status and read your letters.  Those instructions can also be found on your payment receipt and at the bottom of this prospectus.  Please add to ensure receipt of the notice.  This email will be sent the week of May 7, 2018.

FRAMING & PRESENTATION:  All works must be delivered framed, glazed, and ready to hang to gallery quality standards, i.e., frames must be suitable for the work and undamaged, with D-ring hangers and wire installed on the frame. Paintings can be with or without mats. White or neutral-hued mats are preferred. Artwork can be floated on black or white mats. Liners or fillets should be ¼ inch and may be colored. Artwork not meeting the above criteria will be returned at the artist’s expense and will not be hung in the show.
SIZE AND REQUIREMENTS:  Artwork submitted cannot be smaller than 8 inches or larger than 40 inches in any dimension (not including mat and frames). Accepted paintings must be identical to the digital entry. No substitutions or copies are allowed. All work displayed must remain for the duration of the exhibition as listed above.
SALES:  All work submitted must be for sale. There will be a 35% commission and sales tax will be added to sales. PSC will handle all sales. No work will be released before the close of the exhibit. Artists will be paid for awards and/or sales within 30 days of end of show.
LIABILITY:  Utmost care will be taken in the handling of entries and paintings. However, neither the Pastel Society of Colorado nor the venue as listed above or their agents will be responsible for loss or damage to any entries or paintings in transit when submitted for this exhibition. Shipping insurance is the responsibility of the submitting artist. Juried Artists must fill out a separate artist agreement/insurance form with PACE (this will be provided along with the acceptance notification) in order for their artwork to be insured while on display at PACE.

Paintings shipped to the following agent must be received by July 9, 2018:
PACE (Parker Arts Culture & Events Center)
20000 Pikes Peak Avenue
Parker, CO  80138         Email:  (preferred)
Attention: Rose Fredrick    Phone: 303-805-6800

Include name of artist, address, phone number, e-mail, title of painting, price, on the back of your painting. Also, include a pre-paid return shipping label. Please pack work carefully and insure adequately.  Artists will be contacted if work arrives damaged so arrangements can be made to repair or reframe as needed by a local framing company. Artists will be responsible for cost of repair/reframe and will be billed directly by the framer. For any questions on shipping and handling, please contact Rose at PACE.




REGARDING JURY NOTIFICATIONS:  Notifications are sent through ConstantContact from  To ensure receipt of this notification, please add to your contact list, or safe senders’ list.

On the day of notification, you can do the following, but you will also receive an email notification, sent from ConstantContact, that will state the same.

1.      Go to and log in using your email address and password.

2.      Right above where you just logged in, click "Your Artist Profile."  You are now in Your account!

3.      Click the show name and you will see your first image.  The jury results will be under the thumbnail view.

4.      As you will see, it will say either "This Image has been Accepted or Declined in to the show."  Under that sentence, you can click "Read Acceptance (or Declined) Letter."  The letter will then be displayed below.

5.      If you submitted more than one piece in the show, go to the next entered piece in the show by clicking the page number, displayed below the thumbnail image.

6.      While you are in your account on, click "Personal Info" and make sure your name, address, phone number, and email address are up-to-date.


NOTE:  Please be sure to read your letters in their entirety.  Most acceptance letters will ask you to RSVP or will have special instructions you must follow.



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