Pastel Society of the Southwest 2019 Juried Exhibition call for entries

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Pastel Society of the Southwest will have its 38th National Juried Exhibition in October 2019 at Grapevine, TX.  Judge and Juror, Dawn Emerson.  $1,000 for Best of Show.  See onlinejuriedshows for prospectus.  Deadline August 7, 2019.

We invite you to participate in our juried exhibition and be a part of our quest for the highest artistic excellence in the soft pastel medium. We also encourage you to join The Pastel Society of the Southwest. Our membership ranges from beginners to nationally recognized professionals, and we seek to increase our knowledge and enjoyment of the pastel medium. This year’s show will be juried and judged by nationally recognized artist Dawn Emerson, who will also conduct a workshop in Grapevine October 7 – 9, 2019.

Online submission- Deadline: Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Images should be no less than 800 pixels and no more than 1920 pixels on the longestdimension @72 dpi. The file format may be JPEG, TIFF, BMP or PNG, but JPEG is best.

To submit your electronic application, please go directly to: and look for PSSW’s 2019 Juried Exhibition.

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

Open to all 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.


AUGUST 7 (Weds.) Entry Deadline

AUGUST 31 Notification of acceptance Please check your e-mail carefully, even SPAM! You can also check your portfolio at Online Juried Shows.

SEPTEMBER 16 -26 Out of Town Entries to Navis Pack and Ship

SEPTEMBER 30 Hand Delivered and shipped entries accepted at Conventionand Visitors Bureau from 10 a.m. -2p.m.

OCTOBER 1 Show Opens

TBD Awards and reception

NOVEMBER 1 Exhibition Closes

NOVEMBER 1 (Fri.) Pick up of hand delivered and shipped entries at Convention and Visitors Bureau from 10a.m2p.m.

NOVEMBER 30 Shipped entries returned by this date