email address:    


First time entering? Create New Account
Forgot Password

Login Status


Looking for your jury notifications and didn't get one?  Log into your Artist Profile and find out how you did!
M 10-2, T-F 9-5 Pacific Standard Time

Be sure to read the prospectus in its entirety before continuing.

Arkansas Pastel Society
2022 Arkansas Pastel Society Juried Member Show


Juried Membership Show, 2022

 Prospectus Information

Arkansas Pastel Society

Juried Membership Show

Nov. 18, 2022 – Dec. 9, 2022


Argenta Public Library Gallery

North Little Rock Public Library System

420 Main Street

North Little Rock, AR 72114


Juror of Selection and Awards

Charles Peer 



·       Sept. 1 - Digital Entry Opens.  Entries must be entered at

·       Oct. 4 - Deadline for Submission by Midnight

·       Oct. 25 - Acceptance notifications sent out

·       Nov. 14 – Deadline for shipped entries

·       Nov. 14 – Hand delivered entries accepted at Argenta Public Library Gallery at the front desk in the lobby between 12 – 5 p.m.

·       Nov. 18 – 5 to 8 p.m. - Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony (Juror will be present)

·       Dec. 9 - Show Closes

·       Dec. 9 – Pick up hand delivered entries before 5 p.m.

·       Dec. 12 – Pick up hand delivered entries at 9 a.m.

·       Dec. 12 – Shipped entries returned if not sold



·       Argenta Public Library Gallery will provide a price list and contact information to interested buyers to reach out to the artist directly. No commission will be taken on the work.



·       Open to all paid members of Arkansas Pastel Society. Dues must have been paid by April 1, 2022, to be considered a member for this juried show.

·       Entries must be original and must have been executed within the last three years.

·       Entries must be at least 80% soft or oil pastel.

·       Accepted works may be refused if digital image does not accurately represent work.

·       APS reserves the right to refuse any work submitted.

·       Entries must be suitably framed under glass or Plexiglass and ready to hang with wire hangers (saw tooth hangers are not allowed).

·       All accepted works must remain hanging for the duration of the exhibit.

·       All artists accepted into the show must sign an Art Exhibit Release of Liability Form from the Gallery.



·       Artist may submit up to two (2) entries.

·       Entry fee is $35 for up to two (2) entries.

·       To enter the Arkansas Pastel Society Members Only Juried Exhibition, click enter this show, and log in.  

If you would like to join the Arkansas Pastel Society, our membership form can be found at


Delivery and Return of Accepted Entries

·       All Entries - Include a tag or sheet with your artwork that includes the label information: Your name, the title of the piece, the year it was made, the materials, and the price if it is for sale. If not for sale, please state – NFS or Not for Sale.

·       Hand delivered entries

o   Drop off at the front desk in the lobby of the at Argenta Public Library Gallery on Nov. 14 between 12 – 5 p.m.

o   Do not use foam peanuts for packing.

o   Dec. 9 – Pick up hand delivered entries before 5 p.m.

o   Dec. 12 – Pick up hand delivered entries at 9 a.m.

·       Shipped entries

o   Must be received by November 14.

o   Sent prepaid in reusable crates with a PREPAID RETURN shipping label sent with the artwork.

o   Do not use foam peanuts for packing.

o   Insure for your own protection.

o   Artists should arrange for the shipping provider to do an indoor delivery.

o   Address:

Argenta Public Library Gallery

North Little Rock Public Library System

420 Main Street

North Little Rock, AR 72114

o   Shipped entries will be packaged and returned no later than Dec. 12.



Limitations of Liability

Artwork will be handled with all possible care.  However, neither the Arkansas Pastel Society, North Little Rock Public Library System, event organizers, nor any member of APS will be held responsible for any damage that may occur during the show, or any work that could be stolen. The gallery will be locked during non-library hours, and the gallery will be monitored when the library is open.

APS recommends that Plexiglass be used, especially for works that will be shipped. Glass is used at artist’s risk. Artists will be responsible for repairs to artwork damaged in shipping (Ex.: broken glass, scratched plexiglass, excessive pastel dust or dirty mat). When the painting is received, the artist will be contacted. If artist does not wish to arrange to repair the painting, it may be withdrawn from show. Entry fee will not be returned. Entering this exhibition shall constitute understanding and agreement on the part of the artist with the conditions stated. APS suggests that artists carry separate insurance.



              Charles Peer has worked as a professional artist for over 45 years and has over 40 years of teaching experience to individuals, small groups, workshops (local, regional and national) and 36 years at the college level. He earned his MFA in painting and drawing from the University of Arkansas and is a signature member of the Ozark Pastel Society (OPS) and the Pastel Society of America (PSA) as well as having been awarded the Master Circle designation from the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS). Peer has been recognized with prizes in regional, national, and international exhibits, including the Best of Show award in both the 2018 and 2021 APS exhibits, and his work has appeared in Pastel Journal, PSA’s Pastelagram, the Colored Pencil Magazine and Pratique de Arts (published in France). Additionally, he has served as a Juror and/or Judge of Awards for IAPS, Pastel Society of Oklahoma, and the Pastel Society of Eastern Canada.



Note:  Permission to reproduce artist’s work for publicity purposes is assumed with acceptance.

Our website is  The prospectus may be downloaded from the website.

You are currently logged out.