To all artists who have submitted to the PPSCC For Pastels Show:
We apologize, but due to circumstances beyond our control, (related to the recent passing of Paula Ford, who handled our information at Online Juried Shows), notifications will not go out tonight, as planned. We expect to have them sent out next week.
Thank you for your understanding!
Janet Schwartz and Dave Kaphammer, FPO co-chairs
Please consider entering the 2018 National Juried Exhibition “For Pastels Only on Cape Cod”. This annual event draws collectors and visitors to the Cultural Center of Cape Cod in South Yarmouth for the opening reception and awards on Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 6:00 - 9:00pm and throughout the 3 week exhibition from June 20 to July 15, 2018.
In 2017, one out of every 10 paintings sold and over 300 guests attended the opening reception.
Juror of Selections, Karen Israel PSA-MP, IAPS/MC; Juror of Awards, Margaret Dyer PSA-MP, IAPS/MC.
Deadline for entries is April 1, 2018.
The Philadelphia Water Color Society has issued a call to artists for it's 118th Anniversary International Exhibition of Works on Paper to be held October 14 - November 24, 2018 at the Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA. Juror of Selection: Alan Wylie, Judge of Awards: Alvaro Castagnet. Workshop Alvaro Castagnet. More than $8000 in awards, including $1500 Best in Show. Media to include watercolor, acrylic, pastel, gouache, pen & ink, graphite, colored pencil and hand pulled prints. Online entry. Prospectus, submission information and workshop info at www.pwcsociety.org.
You can see our first online members show here.
Awards were presented at the PPSCC Annual Meeting on October 14, 2017.
Best of Show: “Where Fur Belongs”, Tamara Oppel
An exceptional piece, masterfully handled with sensitivity & confidence. Wonderful use of space & brought to life by its exquisite textures.
First Place: “Berries in Glass”,Jeri Greenberg
Gorgeous use of light & shadow...reminiscent of the old masters.
Second Place: “Clammer’s Bag & Bucket”, Susan Ellis
The strong composition & delicate handling of the light made this piece a stand out.
Third Place: “Red Light Green Light”, Janet Schwartz
The distortion of the scene through the rain covered windshield adds a wonderful energy to the piece.
Honorable Mention: “Morning Glory”, Karole Nicholson
The quiet beauty of this piece is strengthened by the subtle cools in the distance & by the rich warm tones of the focal point.
Honorable Mention: “Seaside Pine”, Eileen Casey
Strong design elements enhanced by the bold use of compliments.
The exhibition was held June 20 to July 16, 2017 at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main Street in South Yarmouth , MA.
Check out this discussion of this year's "For Pastels Only" on local cable television here.
Best In Show: Lana Ballot - Until Tomorrow
Award of Excellence: Maureen Spinale - Joy Peace and Hope
Award of Honor: Rosalie Nadeau - Profusion
Great American Art Works Award: Terri Brooks - The Big Tube
Joan A. Ledwith Memorial Award for Landscape: Tom Bailey - Back Pond
Ampersand Art Supply Award: William Schneider - Jillian
Liz Haywood-Sullivan Juror's Award: Michele Poirier Mozzone - Alliance II
Terry Ludwig Pastels Award: Rita Kirkman - Golden
Terry Ludwig Pastels Award: Christine Ivers - All in a Row
Airfloat Award: Laurinda O'Connor - Last Light
Piedmont Pastel Society Award: Mary Jean Davis - A Stitch in Time
Connecticut Pastel Society, Inc. Award: Jean Rosier Smith - Backyard Beauty
Dakota Art Pastels Award: Cindy Crimmin - Grateful for Small Favors
Pastel Society of North Carolina Award: Maxine Raymond - The Scrabble Corner
Pastel Society of America Award: Sandra Marucci Weisenhoff - Garden Peonies
Vermont Pastel Society Award: Betsy Payne Cook - Dancing in the Shallows
Pastel Painters Society of Maine Award: Susan Hollis - Sun Tipped
Pastel Society of New Hampshire Award: Kate Berquist - Standing Together
Rosalie Nadeau Award for Excellent Use of Color as Light: Edward Kennedy - Cedars in Shadow
Diane Townsend Award: Jane Penfield - Chicago Bridges
Royal Talens Award: Barbara Bemis Adams - Bee Keepers
UART Award: Joyce Kahn - Everyman
Pastel Journal Award: Edith Cohenno Bryant - Chama
Pastel Journal Award: Sandra Kavanaugh - Crashing