2020 It's Pastel!

PSNH 12th National Juried Show (Online)

Dates: October 24 to November 30, 2020
Location: Hosted Online by the Kunst Matrix, PSNH Website & Facebook.


Juror of Selection: Mike Beeman
Juror of Awards:  Lana Ballot


Announcing our 12th National Juried Show, It's Pastel!  This year's event, has been moved online during this Pandemic and era of Social Distancing. PSNH members and non-members alike were invited to submit current pastel paintings for consideration. 


Saturday, August 15, 2020 - Registration opens via Show Submit

Monday, September 28, 2020 – All entries must be received.
Friday, October 9, 2020 – Notification will be emailed to artists. Saturday, October 24, 2020 – Zoom reception and award presentation at 6pm. Lana Ballot will give a virtual gallery talk about winner pieces.
Monday, November 30, 2020 – Kunst Matrix Exhibit Closes

2020 "It's Pastel!"  Prospectus: PDF

Entering Your Images:  Show entry is via www.showsubmit.com


Eligibility: Open to all artists in the United States ONLY. No International entries. Artists may enter up to 3 digital images. Work must be ORIGINAL SOFT pastels only (No less than 80%). No oil pastels. No classroom or workshop work allowed. Paintings must have been completed after January 1, 2018. Paintings entered must be for sale.


Entry Fee: Up to 3 Digital Images PSNH Members - $40, Non-Members - $50 If you are uncertain about your membership status, please contact our Membership Chair: mffsmith@gmail.com


Requirements: No limit in size. Submitted images should have 300 dpi resolution and 1200 pixel at the longest side in JPEG format. Images of accepted work will be retained for PSNH archives. The artist grants permission to reproduce work for publicity purposes, both in print and digital galleries. Copyright will be attributed to the artist. Entry into this exhibition constitutes agreement with all conditions set forth in this prospectus and Entry Form and is your commitment to participate.

Sales: Buyers can contact the Exhibit Chair, Shuk Susan Lee, who will connect the buyers with the artists accordingly. The artists will be responsible for all sales communication and arrangement. We kindly ask for 20% commission to PSNH if artwork were sold. NFS (Not for sale) entries are not allowed.


Juror of Selection: Mike Beeman, a signature member of PSA, and an IAPS Master Circle Recipient
Juror of Awards: Lana Ballot, a signature member of PSA and an IAPS Master Circle Recipient


Awards: $5,000 in awards are given including cash, products and gift certificates.

Thank you to Our 2019 Sponsors!!

And the 2019 Awards Go to . . .

Best Of Show: Time for Reflection  by Eileen Casey

This painting has drama to spare! The color choices, high value contrast, and the freshness of mark making are exceptional.  I knew this painting was a top award winner the minute I walked into the gallery. ~J. Aguiar


2nd place:  Fall Light  by Laurinda O’Connor  

Fresh mark making and skillful use of underpainting make this painting unique. 

This artist selectively used saturated color in areas of interest.  ~J. Aguiar


3rd place:  Beach Cottage  by Susan Kerrigan  

This painting is all about the balance of color temperature in the upper half. 

Nuanced use of warms in the sky is balanced by the cool house. ~J. Aguiar


-© 2019-2020 Pastel Society of NH

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Susan Kerrigan-Beach Cottage