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Pastel Society of Southern California (PSSC)
9th Annual PSSC Members’ Show 2018



9th Annual Members’ Exhibition
2018 Official Prospectus

 

REQUIREMENTS AND AWARDS:
•    To be eligible to participate in this show, you must be a current paid member of the PSSC as of the previous November meeting. The Membership Chairman at or before the November 11, 2017 meeting must have received your dues.
•    Each member in good standing is guaranteed at least one piece in the show, as anonymously selected by our Special Invited Juror, Liz Haywood-Sullivan.
•    Participation in PSSC events, such as meetings, workshops or paint-outs, is encouraged, but not mandatory. A great way to get involved in PSSC functions is to volunteer in the events that take place at the time of the take-in of paintings for the show, and at the PSSC exhibition opening festivities.
•    Again this year, PSSC will have four categories from which artists can choose to submit paintings:
•    Gold
•    Silver
•    Miniature
•    Novice
•    A BEST OF SHOW cash prize will be awarded to one overall painting at the show, as deemed the BEST by our Invited Distinguished Judge, Tony Allain, and it can come from the Gold, Silver or Miniature categories. Other awards will be given in the individual categories, as outlined below.

DISTINGUISHED ARTIST - GOLD JUROR AWARD:
This category is for all eligible PSSC members who are professional artists, art teachers, or painters with years of experience. The submitting artist will determine if his or her painting will be submitted in this category. The winners will be judged by our Invited Distinguished Judge, and Cash awards will be given for the following:  First Place, Second Place, Third Place and two Honorable Mentions.

Artists entering in this category are not eligible to enter the Silver Juror Award or Novice Categories. However, they may also enter in the Miniature category.

DISTINGUISHED ARTIST - SILVER JUROR AWARD:
This category is open to all eligible PSSC members who have not submitted in the Gold Juror Award or Novice Categories. The submitting artist will determine if his or her painting will be submitted in this category. The winners will be judged by our Invited Distinguished Judge, and Product awards will be given for the following: First Place, Second Place, Third Place and two Honorable Mentions.

Artists entering in this category are not eligible to enter the Gold Juror Award or Novice Categories. However, they may also enter in the Miniature category.  If an artist has won 3 or more awards in the Silver category from past PSSC exhibitions, the artist is ineligible for the Silver category, and must submit paintings into the Gold category.

DISTINGUISHED ARTIST - MINIATURES JUROR AWARD:
This category is open to all eligible PSSC members submitting paintings in both Gold OR Silver Juror Awards. Submittal into this category will count as one of the four total pieces allowed. (An artist may also submit up to four paintings in just the Miniature category if not submitting in Gold or Silver or Novice.) The paintings must be 80 sq. inches or smaller--for example, 8” x 10” or any multiple size that adds up to 80 sq. inches or less when you measure the width times the height. You can have a mat or frame that measures no more than 3 inches around the painting. For an 8” x 10” painting the frame or mat can be 14” x 16”, or 224 sq. inches maximum total size including frame.

DISTINGUISHED ARTIST - NOVICE JUROR AWARD:
This category is open to all eligible PSSC members who have not submitted in any other categories and who are beginning artists and/or student artists who have started pastel painting in the past two years. If the artist won an award in the previous year’s Novice category, he or she will not be eligible to enter the Novice category again. Novices can enter paintings completed in classes or workshops, provided the instructor has not personally worked on the painting. The submitting artist will determine if his or her painting will be submitted in this category. Artists entering in this category will not be eligible to enter the Gold, Silver or Miniature Categories.

The winners will be judged by our Invited Distinguished Judge, and the number of product prizes given will be determined by the judge.

RULES FOR ALL CATEGORIES:
•    You must enter online. All entries must be submitted as digital files to www.onlinejuriedshows.com.
•    For information on submitting images and to pay the jury fee, go to onlinejuriedshows.com, scroll down to the “Pastel Society of Southern California 9th Annual Members’ Exhibition” exhibit listing, LOG IN, and click “Yes! I want to enter this show.”
•    Each member may submit up to four images. The entry fee of $35 includes up to four pieces. Payment is online via credit card or PayPal.  Entry fees are non-refundable and must be paid by the entry deadline.
•    The artwork’s final layer must be (80%) soft pastel.
•    All artwork must be for sale.
•    Artwork must be original and personally executed, not copied from other artists or from published or copyrighted materials or from someone else’s real life/still life set-up or photo. Artists working from reference photographs must use their own photo that they have personally taken. Paintings using photos taken by another photographer, even used with permission, will not be accepted.
•    Artwork may not have been accomplished in a directed, step-by-step class or workshop.
•    Artwork must have been completed in the last two years and may not have been exhibited in a PSSC show before.
•    Artwork in the Gold, Silver and Novice categories must be no longer than 40” in either direction, including frame.
•    Painting must be wired for hanging. Use D-rings or screw eyes only, placed 1/3 down from the top of the frame. Saw tooth hangers are unacceptable. Use braided wire that is sturdy enough to support the artwork. The peak of the hanging wire should be approximately 2 inches from the top of the center of the frame. Frames must be sturdy, neat, and simple. Mats, if used, are to be clean, well cut, and neutral in color. Mats must be in proportion to the frame, i.e., frame must be the correct size for the painting.
•    Artwork may not be removed from the show until the exhibit closes. Artwork may not be moved on exhibit walls after placement by the Exhibition Director.
•    Artwork must be tasteful and no nudity is allowed.
•    All paintings shall be delivered with an attached (removable) label specifying:
         Artist Name
         Painting Title
         Medium
         Painting Size (H” x W”)
•    Sales price - In addition, print the artist name on the back of the painting, stretcher bar or frame so that we can identify the painting in the event the label is inadvertently detached.

ENTERING YOUR IMAGES:
•    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:  www.OnlineJuriedShows.com/help.aspx.  If you need help entering your images or are unable to, please write to us here:  https://onlinejuriedshows.com/Contact.aspx
•    Please add Services@OnlineJuriedShows.com and Manager@OnlineJuriedShows.com to your safe senders list to ensure notifications are received.

REVENUE FROM SALES:
If an artist sells a painting at the show, each artist is responsible to pay the Switzer Learning Center a donation of 25% for each painting sold, according to the listed price. Once the image is entered and paid for using Online Juried Shows, it is considered “entered” in the show and, if sold, even outside of the show through a personal contact, the commission to Switzer Center is still due and payable by the artist.

DEADLINES and OTHER IMPORTANT DATES:
Monday, February 12 – Final day to submit digital images and pay jurying fee to onlinejuriedshows.com
Friday, February 16 – Notification of acceptance (by email from onlinejuriedshows.com)
Saturday, March 10, 1 - 4 p.m. – Take-In: Deliver your accepted and ready-to-hang painting(s) to South Bay Lexus Service Center, 24777 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA  90505. The Take-In immediately follows our PSSC General Meeting held the same day from 10 a.m.to 12 noon at Riviera UMC.
Sunday, April 22, 1 to 4 p.m. – Show gala reception and awards ceremony at South Bay Lexus Service Center, 24777 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA  90505. Show continues through May 4, 2018.  Awards ceremony, 1-2 p.m.; public pastel demo by Tony Allain, 2-3 p.m.
Saturday, May 5, 1-4 p.m. – Pick up any unsold painting(s) from South Bay Lexus Service Center, 24777 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA  90505. The pick-up immediately follows our PSSC General Meeting held the same day from 10 a.m.-12 noon at Riviera UMC.

LIABILITY:
Artwork will be handled with the utmost care, and PSSC will make every reasonable effort to keep artwork safe. Artists are responsible for insuring their own pieces. PSSC and its representatives will not be responsible for loss, theft or damage of artworks while in the organization’s possession or in transit, including those artworks sold during the exhibition. Submission of online entry form and fee, along with a signed waiver form for accepted works at the take-in, shall constitute agreement with ALL conditions set forth in this prospectus.

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A NOTE FROM ONLINEJURIEDSHOWS

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING

REGARDING JURY NOTIFICATIONS:  Notifications are sent through ConstantContact from Manager@OnlineJuriedShows.com.  To ensure receipt of this notification, please add Manager@OnlineJuriedShows.com 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 OnlineJuriedShows.com 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 OnlineJuriedShows.com, 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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How to Update your Personal Info (name, address, email address, password).

How to REPLACE an Entry.

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