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Pastel Society of Colorado
13th Annual Mile High National Pastel Exhibition

13th Annual Mile High
National Pastel Exhibition

July 6 through August 20, 2017
Tony Allain, Juror and Judge
Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St.
Littleton, CO 80120


Entry Deadline:  11:59 p.m. PST, April 17, 2017
Emailed on or after May 15.
Deadline for shipped work to arrive at shipping agent: June 19, 2017.
Hand Delivery of work: June 29, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Opening Reception:  Thursday, July 6, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Show Closes: Saturday, August 19, 2017
Pickup Work: Monday, August 21, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Contact: Nancy Welter, Show Co-chair,

Tony Allain, Juror
Juror and Awards Judge: Tony Allain
The PSC is proud to announce that the judge and juror is Tony Allain. Tony is an elected member of the Pastel Society UK, Master’s Circle of International Association of Pastel Societies, Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, and Master Pastelist of the Pastel Artists of New Zealand.

Tony has been painting for over forty years.  He is a painter of light and movement with a complete understanding of his surroundings.  Born and raised in the Channel Islands, Tony has exhibited extensively over the years.  His work can be found in many leading galleries as well as private and corporate collections including the Maritime Museum Guernsey.  He has won extensive awards for his work throughout the world.  Tony lives and works in the UK.

The 13th Annual Mile High National Pastel Exhibition 2017 juried show is open to any pastel artist 18 years of age or older. PSC Exhibition Policy:
•    Original paintings only accepted.
•    No work from copyrighted images or photographs taken by anyone other than the submitting artist.
•    Duplicate paintings are not accepted and will be rejected.
•    If used in your paintings, collage materials must be created by the artist.
•    All artwork must be at least 80% soft pastel.
•    Work done under supervision in a class or workshop is not eligible.
•    Paintings must have been completed within the last two years and not previously shown in any Pastel Society of Colorado exhibition.  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 Mile High National Exhibitions.  The painting will also not be eligible for any awards.
•    If artwork juried into the show is not delivered, then the artist will be prohibited from entering future PSC sponsored shows for two years.

ENTRY FEE:  Up to 3 paintings may be submitted at a fee of $35 PSC Members, $45 Non Members, plus an additional 2 paintings for $10 each.  (Example:  Member enters 3 = $35; 4 = $45, 5 = $55; Non-Member 3 = $45, 4 = $55, 5 = $65.)  Entry fee is nonrefundable and must be paid at time of entry. Entry deadline is at 11:59 p.m. on April 10, 2017.  All entries must be made through The judge may select up to 2 paintings by an individual artist for inclusion in the show.

AWARDS:  Extensive cash and merchandise awards will be presented at the opening reception on July 6, 2017.  All awards are made at the discretion of our judge, Tony Allain, including  $4,000 in cash and $1,200 for Best of Show, as well as thousands more in merchandise. All awards will be final with no exchanges or substitutions.

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.

ONLINE ENTRY: Go to (OJS) to submit entries. When entering online for the first time, follow the instructions to open an account and create a password. Record your password, because you will reuse it for reviewing the status of your entries and for future entries with OJS. Then go to “” and scroll down to find and select the 13th Annual Mile High National Pastel Exhibition. Follow the directions for entry. When filling out your artwork information for this show, please be sure all information is correct, including spelling of your name and the artwork’s title, as well as pricing of artwork. All information is entered by the artist and is used AS IS for labels and the catalogue. By providing the images and other information, the artist gives permission through this entry for the Pastel Society of Colorado to use the images of the accepted paintings for reference, printed materials, and online postings, as well as in future advertising. At the end of your entry process, payment can be made using PayPal account or a valid credit card. No changes can be made after the entry deadline, April 10, 2017.  Please refer to OJS image help and tutorials for the best image uploads.

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:

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NOTIFICATION:  A notification of acceptance or decline will be sent via email on or after May 15.  If you do not receive the notification, please check your spam filter first, then contact Show Co-Chair, Nancy Welter at Please do not contact the Littleton Museum.

FRAMING & PRESENTATION:  All works must be delivered framed, glazed, and ready to hang to gallery quality standards, i.e., frames must be suitable for the work and undamaged, with D-ring hangers and wire installed on the frame. Paintings can be with or without mats.  White or neutral-hued mats are preferred. Artwork can be floated on black or white mats. Liners or fillets should be ¼ inch and may be colored. Artwork not meeting the above criteria will be returned at the artist’s expense and will not be hung in the show.

SIZE AND REQUIREMENTS:  Artwork submitted cannot be smaller than 8 inches or larger than 40 inches in any dimension (not including mat and frames). Accepted paintings must be identical to the digital entry. No substitutions or copies are allowed. All work displayed must remain for the duration of the exhibition.

SALES:  All work submitted must be for sale. There will be a 35% commission and sales tax will be added to sales. PSC will handle all sales. No work will be released before the close of the exhibit. Artists will be paid for awards and/or sales within 30 days of end of show.

LIABILITY:  Utmost care will be taken in the handling of entries and paintings. However, neither the Pastel Society of Colorado nor the Littleton Museum or their agents will be responsible for loss or damage to any entries or paintings in transit when submitted for this exhibition. Shipping insurance is the responsibility of the submitting artist. Artwork will not be insured while displayed at the Littleton Museum.

Paintings shipped to the following agent must be received by June 19, 2017:
Navis Pack and Ship
2306 S Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80222-5905  
Phone: (303) 753-0805
Fax: (303) 753-1624
Include name of artist, address, phone number, e-mail, title of painting, price, on the back of your painting.  Also, include a pre-paid return shipping label.  For shipped work, expect a handling fee ($50 for one piece, $80 for two pieces) to be paid to the shipping agent for unpacking, delivering, and retrieving unsold work, repacking, and return shipping. Please pack work carefully and insure adequately.  Artists will be contacted if work arrives damaged so arrangements can be made to repair or reframe as needed by ABC Framing in Denver.  For any questions on shipping and handling, please contact Navis Pack and Ship.