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Sierra Pastel Society
12th Biannual PASTELS ON HIGH Open International Exhibit





SHOW THE WORLD how amazing your art can be! Find your inspiration, innovation and motivation and turn possibility into reality.  Take your artistic talents to a new level -- $1,000 FOR BEST OF SHOW.

Make 2018 your best year ever!




LOCATION:  Sacramento Fine Art Center, 5330-B Gibbons, Carmichael, CA 95608

Exhibition Dates: July 24 to August 12, 2018 (open Tuesday – Sunday)



Registration Entries Open – April 1, 2018

Entry Deadline – Sunday, June 10, 2018 (Midnight)

Packet forwarded to Juror Tuesday June 12, 2018

Juror Review June 12 to June 19, 2018

OLJS Prep and handling results June 19 to June 22, 2018

Notification E-mail - Friday, June 22, 2018

Final date for Receipt of Shipped Paintings – Monday, July 16, 2018

Hand-Delivery of Paintings to SFAC - Monday, July 23, 2018, 9:00-10:30 AM

Show Opening - Tuesday, July 24, 2018.

Show Closing, Awards Reception & Art Work Pick Up - Sunday, August 12, 2018, 4:00-5:00 PM


AWARDS: $4,500 Estimated Total Cash and Sponsor Merchandise Awards. $1000 for Best of Show.  Cash and merchandise awards will be presented at the reception on the date listed above. All awards are made at the discretion of our Judge. All awards will be final with no exchanges or substitutions. All transactions in US-Dollars.


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.



A native of California and alumnae of the Academy of Art College, Terri “discovered” the beauty of pastels in 1987 and has worked with them ever since. 

Terri paints both in the studio and en plein air.  She is drawn to the landscape in varying light and conditions. Her paintings are representational, with some more impressionistic and others more realistic. She travels to Europe and Mexico frequently to paint but is still constantly inspired by the natural beauty of the local California landscape. 

Terri’s pastel paintings have gained national and international recognition. She was awarded the title “Eminent Pastelist” by the International Association of Pastel Societies in 2012. She is a Master Pastelist with the Pastel Society of America and “Distinguished Pastelist” status with the Pastel Society of the West Coast, and the Pastel Society of New Mexico.

Terri’s work has been featured in many art publications including Fine Art Connoisseur, American Art Collector, American Artist, Plein Air Magazine, French art publication Pratique des Arts, The Artists Magazine, and “coffee table books”, Art Journey America, Best in Pastel 2010 & Plein Air New Mexico. Her work has been featured on the cover of Pastel Journal.

Most recently she was featured in the French art book “40 Maîtres de Pasteles”

Terri was the Guest of honour for the Art du Pastel France Giverny International Pastel Exhibition 2017.

Terri is a popular instructor both across the US and abroad and is asked to jury and judge many exhibitions.

 IAPS-Eminent Pastelist, PSA Master Pastelist,

PSWC & PSNM-Distinguished Pastelist


Richard McKinley has been a professional working artist/teacher for over 40 years.  His work is represented in several national galleries and is in the permanent collection of the Butler Institute of American Art Museum (Ohio), City of Albuquerque (New Mexico), and the Hang Ming Shi Museum (China).  He holds artist membership at the Salmagundi Club in NYC and has participated in their American masters Exhibition.  Richard holds Master Pastelist designation with the Pastel Society of America and in 2010 was inducted into their Hall of Fame at the National Arts Club in NYC. In 2012, Richard was designated Pastel Laureate by the Pastel Society of the West Coast. His oil and pastel paintings have been featured in numerous National/International art publications including:  Southwest Art, American Artist, Workshop Magazine, Artist Magazine, Practique des Arts (France), and since 2003 has been a frequent contributing editor to Pastel Journal.  He has been featured in 7 instructional DVDs and included in numerous art books.  Years of his published materials were compiled in 2010 by North Light publications into the bestselling book: “Pastel Pointers, Top Secrets for Beautiful Pastel Paintings.  In 2015 a coffee table sized book; “The Landscape Paintings of Richard McKinley” featuring over 100 of Richard’s pastel and oil paintings with commentary was published by North Light Books.

An avid plein air landscape painter, Richard divides his time between painting the locations he is passionate about, reinterpreting those paintings back in the studio, writing about art matters, and instructing painting workshops.

For more information please visit: or follow Richard on Facebook at


LOCATION: The exhibition will take place at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center (SFAC).

Richard McKinley will be giving a 2-day workshop the weekend prior to the start of the show.

To have your name added to the waiting list send an email to (Attention Workshop Director)


ELIGIBILITY: Open to all SOFT pastel artists (SPS Members and Non-Members).



SPS members: $30/1 entry; $35/2 entries; $40/3 entries

Non-members: $40/1 entry; $45/2 entries; $50/3 entries

Limit 3 entries per artist.

The Juror may only select two painting by an individual artist for inclusion in this show.  Beyond the jury-phase, only one painting will be eligible for an award.


Entry fees are non-refundable and must be paid at the time of entry.


All Show Entries must be made online at  

If you would like to join the Sierra Pastel Society, please visit

Entry deadline is at 11:59 p.m. PT on the date listed above.


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: 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.



Entry into this exhibition constitutes agreement with all conditions set forth in this prospectus and OLJS forms and is your commitment to participate.


• Any painting juried into the show but is withdrawn/not delivered, then the artist will be prohibited from entering future SPS-sponsored shows for one year.


• All artwork must be completed with 80% traditional soft pastels as a final layer; underpainting as part of the process is acceptable. No oil pastels.


• Original artwork only. All subjects and styles are eligible, from traditional to contemporary.


• Paintings must be suitably framed with dust cover paper and wired for hanging with D ring hangers. No sawtooth hangers. No metal frames.  


• All paintings must be for sale. Commission to the SFAC is 30%.  A 10% donation to the Sierra Pastel Society will be accepted.  Sold paintings cannot be removed until the end of the show.


• All work must be original pastel painting completed in the last three years and not previously shown in a SPS exhibition, gallery show or on-line show (or in any display/show at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center). 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 SPS Exhibitions/Shows. The painting will also not be eligible for any awards.


SIZE LIMITATION: Paintings with mat and/or frame cannot exceed 48” in either direction.  Measure outside frame edge, length x width. Oversized work will not be juried.  If a framed painting arrives that exceeds size limitations, it will not be hung.


• Work copied from images, paintings, or photographs, regardless of copyright issues, that have been published or appeared on the internet, DVD, or any publication or that are likely to be published in any format whatsoever shall not be eligible. It is permissible to gather and use multiple images, paintings, or photographs as resource material to create an original composition. It is permissible to use photos from an individual that you personally know with their permission providing the individual is the source of the image, and the image is not rendered as an exact copy and meets the criteria stated above. The artist must provide the original source image or written permission upon request if a question arises about the originality of the work. Any work that cannot be verified will be removed from the show.


• All paintings done under supervision, mentorship, or in school and/or instructed class, workshop, online instruction, published step-by-step instruction, DVD, or any other form of instruction is not eligible. Any work shown to be part of any instruction as defined above will be removed from the show.


• Accepted paintings must be identical to the image submitted for entry. No substitutions, copies, adjustments, repairs, or any other modification to the painting is allowed after the entry image is submitted.



Painting receipt date is July 16, 2018.

• Artists will be responsible for the cost of crating, handling, and shipping artwork to and from the exhibition.

•Please note that reusable art shipping boxes are available from several companies.

•Acceptable packing materials includes bubble wrap (with NON-transparent tape) and foam.

•NO packing peanuts are permitted.

• Shipped entries must include pre-paid, return address label with the shipped artwork. Please note that the return postage carrier must be applicable/viable for US Handling.

• The Sierra Pastel Society will charge a $25.00 handling fee (1 painting) plus $10 for each additional painting.

• Please DO NOT ship paintings to the Sacramento Fine Arts Center.

• Further shipping information will be provided upon acceptance.

• Please allow 2-3 weeks after August 23, 2018 close of show for return of unsold, shipped paintings.



•Selected paintings must be delivered at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center on Monday, July 23, 2018 from 9:30 to 11:00 AM.  If this time/date is not possible, please ship your painting per requirements above.



•Unsold (non-shipped) paintings must be retrieved by the artist or their agent on Sunday, August 12, 2018 following the 4:00 PM Reception.  There is a $25.00 fee (each) for abandoned paintings, and it may be necessary to travel beyond the City of Carmichael to retrieve your painting.


LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: Artwork will be handled with care, however neither The Sierra Pastel Society as an entity, its members/volunteers nor the Sacramento Fine Arts Center or their employees or agents will be responsible for any loss or damage to frames or paintings. Glass is used at the artist's risk and the artist is responsible for replacing broken glass or frames. By submitting an entry, the artist is agreeing to all conditions stated in the prospectus. SPS suggests that artists carry separate insurance. Permission to reproduce the artist's work for SPS publicity purposes is deemed given by the artist with both the entry and acceptance of their work.


ANY QUESTIONS: Please contact the Sierra Pastel Society:  (Attention:  Exhibition Chairperson)




A Note from OnlineJuriedShows


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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. 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. Thank you, P.S. 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.

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