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2023 Member Show

PSNH 18th Annual

Member’s Exhibition


Awards Judge

Thomas Bailey signature member PSA, Masters Circle International  Pastel Society

Monadnock Center for History and Culture

Bass Hall 

19 Grove St. Peterborough, NH

Web site: The Monadnock Center

This show is open to all active Pastel Society of New Hampshire members. 

Please note our member show is now using to process member applications and accept application fees.

PLEASE...  Do not send your payment to Paula (PSNH show chair).

Exhibition Dates:

  • June 3 - June 24, 2023

Important Dates: 

  • April 15, 2023, Application opening date

  • May 24, 2023Deadline for entry 

  • May 26, 10-4, Delivery of Paintings to Peterborough

  • May 31, Show Hanging

  • June 3, Show Opens

  • June 3 (Sat) Reception, Awards Presentation, PAINT AROUND in the gallery

  • June 24Show ends

  • June 24, 10-12, Painting Pick Up

Eligible work and Information

* All work must be at least 80% soft pastel.  

* Work must be completed within the the last three years and not from a workshop or other teacher instruction. 

* Work cannot be exhibited in another show concurrently and must be for sale. 

* To encourage artists growth, paintings should not have previously won any award in this or other pastel society show. 

* Paintings should be ready to hang by wire, not sawtooth hanger. 

* All sales of artwork will be subject to a 25% commission on sales made during the exhibition.   (PSNH is NOT taking a commission)

As described above, the artist will receive 75% of the proceeds from any artwork sold. Payment will be processed and issued directly from the Gallery at the Monadnock Center. They have a good sales history/practice: a sold painting may be taken immediately and replaced by another painting by the same artist. Or, if not available, then from the reserve PSNH artwork available. All monies due the artist will be paid within 30 days after the close of the exhibition.   


Please note painting #1 will be accepted, hung, and judged for AWARDS. 

Painting #2 is held in reserve & will be hung if your first sells during the show.  (Please note that #2 is not eligible for awards.)



I understand that although all possible care will be taken for the safety of works on display, the Pastel Society of New Hampshire and the Monadnock Center for History and Culture, their officers or agents will not be responsible for damage or loss of any kind. Your entry through validates waiver.

* We want to encourage new artists to participate, and have a unique award category *

Would you like to be considered for the “Hole in One award” or “PSNH Aspiring Artist Award , which recognizes an aspiring artist?

Qualification: A painter who has not yet received a prize or award for any of their paintings. 


Submission and payment guidelines

All submissions are through 

$30 for up to two paintings. Payment is part of the show submit process. There is not an acceptance juror, all paintings are eligible. 

If you are new to show submit please know it’s a free service to you: PSNH pays a fee to provide this easy submission service. 

Any questions please contact: Paula Fraser PSNH Chair. Phone 508 341 5952

We would like to email out a list of members willing to deliver and pickup paintings.
​Please contact Paula to add your name to the list:

Name: Paula Fraser           

Location: Millis MA           


Name: ____________ 

Location: __________ 

Contact:  ___________________

Looking for volunteer help in delivery/pickup, hanging and reception.

Call Paula Fraser 508 376 8734 with any questions, volunteering, etc.



Over $1700 cash and merchandise

Best in Show: $300

First Place General Membership: $250

First Place Signature Membership: $250

2nd Place: $200

3rd Place: $150

 PSNH Abstract Award: $100

 PSNH Still Life: $100

Judith McKenna Landscape Award: $100  

Marilyn Bok Portrait Award: $100. 

Sally Shea Hole in One Award: $100

(awarded to an artist that has never received an award.) 

PSNH Aspiring Artist:  MERCHANDISE

(awarded to an artist that has never received an award.)

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