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Pikes Peak Pastel Society
Pikes Peak Pastel Society 2024 National Juried Show

Pikes Peak Pastel Society presents its 2024

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 2024 Pikes Peak Pastel Society Annual Juried Show and National Pastel Exhibition. The exhibit begins on October 2, 2024 and ends on October 31, 2024. 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 using wire; 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-hole 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 September 30, 2023. Works juried into the show and not delivered for the exhibit will prohibit the artist’s entry in the judging for awards; plus prohibit inclusion in future PPPS sponsored exhibits for two years.



Entry fees are $35 for up to 3 paintings for PPPS members. Nonmembers will be charged $50 for up to 3 paintings. Additional paintings (above the initial 3) may be submitted for $15 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, and 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.



PPPS is thrilled to have Desmond O’Hagan as our judge and juror for this show.

Desmond O’Hagan was born in Wiesbaden, Germany and was raised in the United States. He enjoys working in a variety of media, but his primary focus is pastels and oils. Constantly challenging himself has translated into a fulfilling career in fine art encompassing several one-man shows and participation in group exhibitions in the United States, Japan, China, and France. O’Hagan was recently awarded Eminent Pastelist status with the International Assoc. of Pastel Societies. He is a Master Pastelist with the Pastel Society of America and is listed in Who’s Who in American Art. O’Hagan has won several awards at the Pastel Society of America’s annual shows in New York City. He has also won the George Innes, Jr. Memorial Award from the Salmagundi Club. At the 1999 International Association of Pastel Societies Exhibition held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, O’Hagan was awarded the Prix’d Pastel Award (Best of Show). In May of 2005, he was inducted into the IAPS “Masters Circle”.



Total cash and sponsor prizes equal $4,000 in value.


Cash awards:

Best in Show                $750 cash plus sponsor gifts


First Place                   $500 cash plus sponsor gifts


Second Place               $250 cash plus sponsor gifts


Sponsored Awards

Each Sponsor Award will equal or exceed $250 in value.


Terry Ludwig Award               

Jack Richeson Award             

Frametek Award                    

Blick Award                            


Plus four additional Awards will be recognized and will receive donated gifts from our terrific sponsors including: Terry Ludwig, Jack Richeson, Blick, UArt, Girault, Diane Townsend, Earthberry, Ampersand, ArtSpectrum, Colourfix, Golden/Pan Pastels, Strathmore/Canson, Holbein, Dakota, Guerilla Painter, Airfloat Systems and FrameTek.



Dates to Remember:
Opening date for submitting work online:  July 15, 2024

Closing date for submitting work: September 1, 2024
Notifications will be sent out: by September 10, 2024

Delivery of artwork:  Tuesday, October 1, 2024 10:00 am to noon if hand delivered. Deliver to Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr, Colorado Springs, CO, 80920. Please call Katerina Kostin at 719 271-4559 to arrange delivery outside of this time.


Hand delivery is preferred, however if you must ship then all paintings must arrive by September 30, 2024


Katerina Kostin

1660 Pinnacle Ridge Lane

Colorado Springs, CO, 80919


DO NOT SHIP PAINTINGS DIRECTLY TO THE LIBRARY. They will dispose of paintings sent to them.


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).


Exhibition Opens: Wednesday, October 2

Artists’ Reception: Saturday, October 12, 11:00 am-noon

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

Exhibition Closes:  Thursday, October 31

Pick up artwork:  Thursday, October 31, 10 am-noon  


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

Great care will be 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 or the Pikes Peak Library District. The artist is responsible for making such insurance arrangements as the artist deems appropriate.




Thank You to Our Wonderful Sponsors!


Jack Richeson


Terry Ludwig




Dakota Pastels

Airfloat Systems

Golden - Pan Pastels (1cert)


Diane Townsend


Guerilla Painter

Art Spectrum




Academy Art and Frame

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