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Pikes Peak Pastel Society
Pikes Peak Pastel Society National Show 2022

Pikes Peak Pastel Society presents its 2022

Annual Juried Show and National Exhibit


The Pikes Peak Pastel Society would like to invite all artists who reside in the US, and who create original fine art in soft (dry) pastel to submit their artwork to our juried 2022 Pikes Peak Pastel Society Annual Juried Show and National Pastel Exhibition.  The exhibit begins on October 3, 2022 and ends on October 29, 2022.  The Pikes Peak Library District will host the exhibit at Library 21c.



Open to all artists who paint using soft pastel.  (80% of the piece entered must be soft (dry) pastel; no oil pastels.)


The size of the painting is limited to 36 inches wide by 48 inches high (including frame).  No nudes, giclée prints, or digital artwork; no works created under supervision (workshop or class) are eligible.

 Artwork may have neutral mats; no colored mats allowed.  Artwork displayed in any previous PPPS juried exhibitions is not eligible. All work must have been created in the last two years.   Artwork must be original – no work copied from published work, copyrighted images or photos taken by anyone other than the artist without permission.

Artwork must be framed and ready to hang.  All work that is accepted for display must meet the following criteria. Framed art must have wire to hang. Sawtooth hangers will not be accepted.  Wire must be attached to hangers on the frame. Eye screws are acceptable for small pieces with little weight. Two or four hold hangers with wire is the preferred method.

 Selection is not guaranteed.  The juror has the final decision and reserves the right to reject any piece.  Paintings that have been juried into the show must remain until October 29, 2022.  Works juried into the show and not delivered for the exhibit will prohibit the artist’s entry in future PPPS sponsored exhibits for two years.



Entry fees are $35 for up to 3 paintings and $10 per additional painting for PPPS members.  Nonmembers will be charged $45 for up to 3 paintings and $10 per additional painting.

All entries must be for sale.  Payment will be made directly by the buyer to the artist. The artist is responsible for collecting applicable taxes and for arranging for delivery to the buyer.


Entering Your Images:

Entry for all artwork will be at  Entry form must be filled out in its entirety, including unframed dimensions (or size), framed dimensions (if not known, estimate it), medium, and price.  List sizes up to the nearest half 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.

For best results, make sure your image is 1920 pixels @72 dpi on the longest side.  Images should be in JPEG format, under 4 mb, 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 email or call 888-666-1351.


We are very excited to have Tim Deibler as our judge and juror for this show. Tim has had a life-long passion for art. From his earliest childhood he tried to visually depict the world around him with crayons and paint. A graduate of the Art Institute of Colorado and the Oklahoma School of Photography, he has worked in the commercial art field as well as in the photography and video industry. Tim has received both national and regional awards and has been published in several books and magazines. With the success of his book Capturing the Seasons in Oils, he has become a popular teacher and workshop instructor. His work is available at,, and at His work is in such distinguished collections as:

The Brown Palace, Denver, CO

Capture Colorado, Cuchara, CO

Koshare Indian Museum, La Junta, CO

L L Bean, Freeport, ME

President Bill Clinton

Sangre de Cristo Art Center, Pueblo, CO



$500 in cash:  Best of Show: $250; 1st Place: $150; 2nd Place: $100.  Up to three Honorable Mentions will receive ribbons.


Dates to Remember:
Opening date for submitting work online:   August 15, 2022

Closing date for submitting work:  September 16, 2022
Notifications will be sent out: by September 25, 2022

Delivery of artwork:  Saturday, October 1 10:00 am to noon pm if hand delivered.  Deliver to Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr,  Colorado Springs, CO, 80920.  Please call Lyn Farrell at 713-204-9500 to arrange delivery outside of this time.


Hand delivery is preferred, however if you must ship then all paintings must arrive by September 29, 2022.  Ship to:


Lyn Farrell

1182 Gold Camp Road

Colorado Springs, CO, 80906



All shipped entries must include a pre-paid return shipping label.  Please pack work carefully and insure adequately. 


All submitted entries must be securely labeled on the back (top) with: artist’s name, artwork title, price, phone, and size (including frame). 


Artists’ Reception:

Exhibition Opens: Monday, October 3, 2022

Exhibition Hours:  Monday-Thursday,  9am-8pm, Friday-Saturday, 10am-6pm

Exhibition closes:  Saturday, October 29

Pick up art work:  Saturday, October 29, 10 am-Noon  


Pikes Peak Pastel Society reserves the right to use images of entries for publicity with credits to the artist. 

Great care is taken to protect the artwork, but please note that the artist assumes the risk of loss or damage to the artwork while the artwork is in the custody of the Pikes Peak Pastel Society. The artist is responsible for making such insurance arrangements as the artist deems appropriate.



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