Pastel Society of the Southwest 2018 Juried Exhibition call deadline August 10

The Pastel Society of the Southwest is having its 37th Annual Juried Competition.  Deadline for entry is August 10, 2018 through onlinejuriedshows at

The exhibition will be held at the Convention and Visitors Bureau of Grapevine from October 1st through October 31st, 2018.   Awards and reception on OCTOBER 31.

Prospectus at

Online submission- Deadline:  Friday, August 10,  2018
Electronic applications will be accepted beginning Thursday, March 1 through August 10, 2018.

Specific details on how to prepare your image can be found at  Click on the “How-to-Help” tab.  

Open to PSSW MEMBER artists working in the soft pastel medium. Must be 80% soft pastel.  No oil pastels.
Membership fees are $35 and are due by August 31 of each year.

Entries must be original, unpublished and executed in the last 3 years. Student work produced under supervision is not eligible. Entries must not have been exhibited previously in a PSSW juried exhibition.

All accepted work must remain at The Convention and Visitors Bureau for the duration of the exhibition. Failure to send your work after it has been accepted may result in disqualification from future PSSW shows. No Nudes. PSSW reserves the right to reject any work not meeting eligibility requirements or deemed inappropriate to The Convention and Visitors Bureau.  

$35 for members entering 1-3 images.  $10 for each additional entry for a maximum of 5 entries.  A maximum of two (2) can be accepted into the show! Sale prices marked on entries may not be changed.  “Not For Sale” will be accepted. 

Best of Show will receive $1,000 cash award.   PSSW receives a 30% commission for all work sold. EXHIBITION LOCATION:           The Convention and Visitors Bureau of Grapevine Texas 636 S. Main St. Grapevine, Texas   76051 

Hand delivered entries will be accepted Monday, October 1, 2018 from 10am -2pm at The Convention Center.   SHIPPING AGENT: Craters & Freighters, Inc. 2220 Merritt Dr., Ste 200 Garland, TX  75041              THIS IS THE DESIGNATED AGENT 972-840-8147 or 888-671-0177   Shipped entries must be received by the shipping agent between September 17 and September 28, 2018.  The shipping agent, Craters and Freighters, charges $45 for one painting and $10 for each additional painting shipped.  Shipped entries must be prepaid in reusable crates.  Insure for your own protection.  Shipped entries will be packaged and returned no later than November 30, 2018.   Hand delivered entries will be picked up Wednesday, October 31st from 10am-2pm at The Visitors and Convention Bureau of Grapevine, Texas.   Direct shipping and handling questions to Janis Krendick, Tel. 972-517-5480 Sherry Barber, Tel 469-585-8750  

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