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Piedmont Pastel Society
2023 North Carolina Statewide Pastel Exhibition
On Common Ground: From the Mountains to the Sea






On Common Ground:  From the Mountains to the Sea



June 3 – July 3, 2023

Art Shop, 3900 Market Street, Suite A, Greensboro, NC  27407


Juror/Judge - Tony Allain PS, RSMA, PSA, MC-IAPS, MPANZ, EP/IAPS





·      First Place                             $1000

·      Second Place                         $800

·      Third Place                             $650

·      Mona Hearne Award              $250

·      Awards of Excellence

·      Honorable Mentions



The North Carolina Statewide Pastel Juried Exhibition is a collaboration of three pastel societies:  the Piedmont Pastel Society (PPS), the Appalachian Pastel Society (APS) and the Pastel Society of North Carolina (PSNC).  Our mission is to inspire artists, to enhance the public’s appreciation for the lasting value and beauty of the medium of soft pastels, and to establish North Carolina as an emerging cultural market.  The 2023 show is hosted by the Piedmont Pastel Society and will exhibited at the Art Shop in Greensboro.


This call requires membership in one of the three North Carolina pastel societies at the time of entry. You do not have to be a North Carolina resident to become a member.  To join, or renew your membership, please click on one of the following links: (central NC), or (mountain region), or (eastern region).


Juror and Judge:  Tony Allain is an internationally acclaimed award-winning painter, teacher, author, and member of the Pastel Society United Kingdom, a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, member of the Master Circle of the International Association of Pastel Societies, and a Master of the Pastel Artists of New Zealand. These memberships are granted following juried selection according to professional standards and competitions within the world of pastel.

Tony is a regular contributor to the Pastel Journal and the Artist's Magazine. He is also a busy workshop instructor and juror for international exhibitions. His paintings are shown worldwide and are in private and corporate collections, including Cunard Shipping and Castle Cornet Maritime Museum. His work has been featured in Pure Colour, The Best of Pastel 2 published by Northern Light, Pastel Artists of the World published by Practique des Arts, Paris, the Artist's Magazine, and more.

Tony is a self-taught artist born on Guernsey, Channel Islands and now lives in Scotland. He has exhibited with the Royal Society of Marine Artists, The Pastel Society in London, The Pastel Society of America in New York, and the 2nd Biennial International Pastel Exhibition in China. Gallery 31 Fine Art is honored to represent his work exclusively in New England and on Cape Cod and is one of two galleries representing Tony’s beautiful pastels in all of America. Last year, Tony was an Honoree, The Pastel Journal — 21st Annual Pastel Best 100: Third Place for Landscapes, April 2020


Show Calendar (all dates are 2023):


Thursday, Feb 2                                            Online Entries open on OnlineJuriedShows 

Thursday, Mar 30      Online Entry Deadline 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time (PST)

Thursday, Apr 13                                            Notice of Acceptance. Artists will view the results in their OnlineJuriedShows Artist Profile.

May 19 thru 30*                                      Shipped work due during the specified dates

                                 Shipping instructions will be provided with Letter of Acceptance

May 19 thru 30*                    Hand Delivery of Artwork to Art Shop:  10 AM - 3 PM

Saturday, Jun 3                                                                                                     Show Opens

Saturday June 10 - Demonstration, Awards, Reception at the Art Shop

          Pastel Demo by Tony Allain:  1 - 3 PM

          Awards Presentation:  3:30 – 4:30 PM 

          Show Reception 4:30 - 6 PM

Monday, Jul 3                     Exhibition Closing at Noon – Hand Pick up work 1 – 5 PM

Friday, Jul 8                               Shipped Work will be returned on or before this date

      *Note: The galley is not open on Sunday and Memorial Day May 29th 


Registration Platform: Log in and click Enter This Show to begin your submissions



·      80% of the exposed surface must be dry pastel. No oil pastels.

·      No size limitation

·      Must be entirely the work of the artist and not copied from other artists’ work, photos, or publications.  If from a photo, it must be a photo taken by the artist.

·      Must not have been done under the direct supervision of, or specifically critiqued by an instructor, whether in an in-person workshop or in an online class.

·      No work whose outcome has been significantly or unduly influenced by another artist’s work will be eligible.

·      Entries that have been “juried into” previous PPS, PSNC, or APS Statewide Shows are not eligible.  Entries that have “received an award” in any PPS, PSNC, or APS society show, including members’ shows are not eligible.

·      Paintings must have been completed during the year 2019 or later.

·      Must not have been exhibited before or reworked from one exhibited before in a Statewide Show.  If a painting entered is found to have been in a previous Statewide Show, no paintings by that artist will be allowed in this show, and the artist will be denied eligibility to enter Statewide shows for 2 years.

·      Must not be glazed with a finished surface of matte acrylic, resin, or solvent varnish.

·      This exhibition requires membership in one of the three North Carolina pastel societies at the time of application on Online Juried Shows.

·      You do not have to be a North Carolina resident to become a member.

·      Entrants must provide a shipping address within the continental United States if such entrant wins a “product” award.  Such awards will not be shipped out of the continental United States.  This applies to Awards of Excellence or Honorable Mention Awards only.


Entry Fee

·      $35 for up to two paintings and $10 additional each for a maximum of four.  From paintings submitted, one painting or possibly two may be selected, at the discretion of the juror.  However, an accepted artist may only be given one award even though they may have had two paintings selected.

·      Entry fees are non-refundable.


Entry Process 

·      Online Entry at


Exhibition Details:

·      Entry is online only using OnlineJuriedShows. Go to and sign in or create a user account.

·      Up to 4 images as noted under Entry Fee

·      JPEG format

·      72 dpi, set at 1920 pixels on longest side, file size maximum 4 MB

·      No file-naming restrictions. Juror will not see the file name.

·      Images must not show mat, frame, etc., and must be an accurate representation of the artwork

·      For help, go to website. If you need more help,  email or call OnlineJuriedShows at 888-666-1351

·      If an accepted painting is not delivered to the show, no other accepted painting by that artist will be allowed in the show.  In addition, the artist will be denied eligibility to the Statewide Show for 2 years.  Entry fees will not be refunded.


Presentation of Artwork

·      Professionally framed under glass.

·      If mats are used, they must be white or off-white except for a small accent mat less than 3/16”.  Paintings with colored mats will not be hung.

·      Ready to hang with flat hooks and strong wire.  No saw-tooth hanger.  No clip frames.

·      PPS reserves the right to refuse any painting that does not meet professional gallery standards.


Delivery and Pickup

  • Delivery and pickup instructions, packing suggestions, painting labeling, and other information will be sent to those “Accepted” into the show.



·      All entries must have a sale price. Price may not be changed after submission. 

·      The Venue will receive a 50% commission from sales.

·      The Venue will administer the sales of paintings, collection of and payment of sales tax, and payment to the artist, including 1099 Forms, should that be required by the IRS.

·      Catalog information will be produced directly from your entry. Spelling, price, and capitals in names and titles will be exactly as you type them. Please enter your information accordingly.


Entry Payment

·      Entry fee must be paid online by credit card or Paypal on OnlineJuriedShows at the time of the submission.  There is no provision for other payment methods.


Agreement and Liability

·      As a condition of entry to the 2023 North Carolina Statewide Exhibit, the submitting artist agrees to the terms and conditions stated herein, including granting permission to the three NC Pastel Societies and the Venue to reproduce the accepted paintings on their websites for advertising and promotional purposes only.  No images will be used or published for any other use by the listed organizations.


We look forward to seeing your beautiful work!


·      For Online Juried Shows account registration, see:

·      For questions about the exhibition contact:

Judy Wilson at:


·      For questions about workshops contact:

Joan Dreicer at:  Telephone: 216-533-0111

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