A member in good standing may apply to become a Signature Member after earning 10 points from the following categories:
The earning of points is retroactive to 2009.
5 points--Best of (PSNH Juried) Show (includes jury into show pt.)
4 points--Second place (PSNH Juried) Show (includes jury into show pt.)
3 points--Third place (PSNH Juried) Show (includes jury into show pt.)
2 points--Any Award (PSNH Juried) Show (includes jury into show pt.)
1 point--Juried into Annual PSNH Juried Show
1 point--Best in PSNH Members Show
1 point--Juried into another National Pastel Show
(Includes Pastel Journal top 100)
Member applicants must apply for Signature Membership.
The applicant must keep records and send copies of all documentation of all earned points to the Vice President who will be responsible for Pastel Society of NH Signature Member record keeping.
The applicants must be members of the Pastel Society of NH while earning all points.
The applicant must have served on the PSNH Board or have been a chair or co-chairperson of a committee for at least two years before becoming eligible to gain Signature Membership. PSNH members that are also members of other IAPS governed societies that have served on the Board or a committee of that member society for two years are exempt from having to serve on the PSNH Board or committee. Proof of service with a member society must be signed by a member of that society's executive board and mailed in with all other documents.
Once approved they must remain members in good standing to maintain Signature Memberships.
Benefits of Signature Members:
May use the initials "NHPSA (NH Pastel Society Signature Artist) on their art work, publications, and biographies as long as they remain a member in good standing.
May organize and participate in show only for Signature Members.
May display additional artwork on the Pastel Society of NH's website in the "Signature Circle Members" section.
May receive a discount for application fees for some PSNH shows.
Responsibilities of Signature Members:
Promote pastel painting, mentor and assist newer members
Participate in a demo or presentation for a members meeting.
Offer critique at paint-outs or PSNH functions
Organize and participate in Signature Members Show.