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International Association of Pastel Societies
28th IAPS Juried Exhibition 2016



WELCOME to the


hosted at the SALMAGUNDI CLUB of New York City



ELIGIBILITY:  Open to any artist who has an up-to-date membership with an IAPS Member Society.  Upon acceptance, artists will be required to provide proof of membership (membership card, cancelled check, or email from society president).  A current list of IAPS member societies can be viewed at www.iapspastel.org.

ENTRY DEADLINE: The entry form, digital image(s) of work to be submitted, and payment of the entry fee must be submitted to OnlineJuriedShows.com no later than March 20, 2016.

ELIGIBLE WORK: Please read carefully to make sure your work meets the following entry requirements.

•  Work must be in dry pastel only. No oil pastels. Mixed media must be predominantly (80%) dry pastel. All submissions must be under glass or Plexiglas.
•  Work must be original, not copied from other artists or from published materials.
•  All artwork must be originally drawn and not created on top of a base photo or print.
•  All work must have been created within the last two years.
•  Paintings of nudes will be considered for acceptance.
•  Works done under supervision (such as in a workshop or class) are not eligible.
•  Work that appears to duplicate, or be closely derivative of, a painting previously accepted into an IAPS show, and done by the same artist, will not be eligible.
•  Accepted works must not exceed 42” in width, including mat and frame.
•  Work may not have been shown in any previous IAPS Exhibitions. This does not include IAPS Member Society shows.

Failure to meet any of the requirements for eligible work may result in the work not being juried.  Artwork submitted and accepted into this show, that is found to have been shown in a previous IAPS exhibition, will be rejected and the Artist will receive a two-year ban on future IAPS shows. IAPS reserves the right to exclude from exhibitions any artwork deemed offensive, or any artwork that violates the laws of the United States, or of state or local governments.

ENTRY FEE: The entry fee is $35.00 for the first image and $10.00 for each additional image. Up to 5 images may be submitted by an individual artist.  Entry fees are not refundable.  No artist will have more than one (1) work accepted into the exhibition.

ONLINE ENTRY:  Entry is online only. Go to OnlineJuriedShows.com and scroll down to the 28th IAPS Juried Exhibition.  Follow the directions for entry.  You do not need to have a PayPal account to pay the entry fee online, just a valid credit card. 


Use the same entry procedures listed above.


January 10 - Call for entries opens

March 20 -   Submission Deadline. Judging begins

April 29 – Accept and decline notices sent by email, along with instructions for framing and shipping.

June 1 – Paintings received by shipper by this date.

June 4 – Paintings hand delivered 10:00am -1:00pm

June 6 – Show opens to the public.  

June 9 – Awards Reception 6-8pm.

June 17 – Show closes

JURORS AND JUDGE: A panel of three Jurors will select the entries to be accepted for the exhibition, and a Judge of Awards will choose the awards.

AWARDS:  Prizes will be awarded by the Judge of Awards at the Awards Reception:
Prix de Pastel $2000, Gold Award $1000, Silver Award $600, Bronze Award $400, Founders Award $750, Maggie Price Award for Excellence $500, (4) Honorable Mentions $200.

JUDGE OF AWARDS:  Jimmy Wright, President, Pastel Society of America
President of the Pastel Society of America and IAPS Advisor, artist JIMMY WRIGHT (jimmywrightartist.com) is a Kentucky native who makes his home in New York City. His work has recently been on view at the Baker Museum (FL); Manny Cantor Center (NYC); The National Arts Club (NYC); Shanghai Hongqiao Contemporary Art Museum (Shanghai); the Ming Gallery of Art (Shuzhou); Corbett vs Dempsey Gallery at Frieze Masters London, and Art Basel Miami. Jimmy’s work is in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago (IL); The Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC); Hang MingShi Pastel Art Museum, Suzhou (PR China); Springfield Museum of Art (MO); Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock (AR); Center for Book and Paper Arts, Chicago Columbia College (IL); Lower East Side Printshop (NYC); Roger Brown Study Collection, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (IL), and in numerous public and private collections throughout the USA and Europe. His work is represented by DC Moore Gallery (NYC) as well as Corbett vs Dempsey, Chicago (IL), which is presenting a solo exhibition in 2016.

JUROR: Anne Hevener, Editor, The Pastel Journal
ANNE HEVENER has been a publishing professional for 25 years, putting her lifelong interest in art to work as the editor of various titles for painting and craft enthusiasts. She has been the Editor-in-Chief of F+W Media’s Pastel Journal magazine (www.pasteljournal.com) since 2006, and has interviewed and written extensively about dozens of today’s top pastel artists for its pages. Anne was the recipient of the IAPS Golden Mentor Award in 2007 and the Pastel Society of America’s Friend of Pastel Award in 2012. She currently serves on the IAPS Board of Directors and will be one of the invited guests from the USA at the next Biennial International Pastel Art Exhibition in Suzhou, China, in the fall of 2016. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her husband and two teenage daughters.

JUROR:  Chris Ivers, Artist and Instructor
CHRIS IVERS (christineivers.com) attained a BFA in painting and two-dimensional design from Hartford Art School and worked in the advertising field for 40 years, after which she returned to her passion of painting, working in both pastels and oils. She is the Past President of the Connecticut Pastel Society, of which she is also a Signature Member. Chris is a Master Pastelist of the Pastel Society of America (PSA), an Elected Artist at Lyme Art Association, Audubon Artists, Allied Artists of America, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, The American Artists Professional League, Academic Artists of America, and is also a Signature Member of Hudson Valley Art Association. She is a full artist member with Salmagundi Club, NYC, and is affiliated with numerous other national art organizations. Chris is a member of the International Association of Pastel Societies’ (IAPS) Master Circle and serves as a member of the IAPS Board of Directors. She is a former Board of Governors member of the PSA. Her award-winning work has been featured in a number of art publications, including the Pastel Journal and the French publication Practiqué des Arts. Chris travels nationally and internationally teaching workshops to artists of any level and continues to teach and lecture throughout New England. She and her husband David live in central Connecticut.

JUROR:  Richard McKinley, Artist and Instructor
Avid plein air landscape painter RICHARD MCKINLEY (mckinleystudio.com) has been an artist and teacher for more than 40 years. His work is represented in several national galleries and is in the permanent collection of the Butler Institute of American Art. He holds artist membership in the Salmagundi Club in New York City and has participated in their American Masters Exhibition. Richard is a Master Pastelist with the Pastel Society of America (PSA) and was inducted into its Pastel Hall of Fame in 2010. In 2012, he was designated as a Pastel Laureate by the Pastel Society of the West Coast. His paintings, in pastel and oil, have been featured in a variety of art publications including Pastel Journal, for which he serves as a contributing writer and Advisory Board member, as well as in Southwest Art, The Artist’s Magazine, Workshop magazine, and others. He has authored two books, Pastel Pointers (North Light Books, 2010) and The Landscape Paintings of Richard McKinley (North Light Books, 2015), and has also produced seven video workshops for ArtistsNetwork.TV. He currently serves on the IAPS Board of Directors.

Acceptance into this exhibition earns 1 point and an award earns an additional point.  For information about the IAPS Master Circle, Eminent Pastelist, or the IAPS Code of Ethics, please see the IAPS Honors page on the IAPS website, www.iapspastel.org

DIGITAL IMAGE FORMAT: All entries must be digital and submitted online to OnlineJuriedShows.com.

PLEASE NOTE: When filling out the information in the entry form on OnlineJuriedShow.com, please be sure all information is correct - once submitted it cannot be changed.  Spelling, title, and pricing of your paintings will be used for online and print material for the show. Also, regarding dimensions of your painting, please note, the vertical dimension is listed first, therefore, where it asks for painting dimensions, please list Vertical x Horizontal.

All information is input by the Artist (who has the sole access to this information) and is used by IAPS for reference, printed materials, and online postings.

Please follow the instructions carefully regarding the preparation of your images:

1.  Only jpeg image files will be accepted.
2.  For best results, make sure your image is 1920 pixels @72 dpi on the longest side.  Images should be in JPEG format, sRGB colorspace.  Help in photographing your workand properly sizing your images can be found at: www.OnlineJuriedShows.com/help.aspx.  If you need help entering your images or areunable to, please email Help@OnlineJuriedShows.comor call 949-287-8645.
NOTIFICATION: All Artists will receive notification by email on April 29.  For those who have been accepted, information regarding framing and shipping will also be included in the email.

ARTWORK: All artwork must be appropriately framed to museum standards (use simple tasteful museum quality frames; no metal frames, no overly ornate frames; only white, ivory or off-white mats - no colored mats).  Museum glass is suggested.   Maximum framed painting size is 42” in width.  IAPS and the Salmagundi Club are not responsible for loss or damage to artwork while in transit or at the Exhibition; artists should carry their own insurance.

IMPORTANT: The work received at the exhibition must be the same as the image submitted and described on the entry form or it will be declined, and a two-year ban issued to the artist. Artists whose accepted work is not received for exhibition will receive a two-year ban.

HAND-DELIVERY AND SHIPPING: This information will be provided to artists upon acceptance.

SALES: All work must be for sale. A 30% commission will be charged.  Payment to the Artist will be within 30 days of exhibition closing. Artist is responsible for arranging shipping, if required, of sold work through shipping agent.

Questions?  Contact Paula Ford at manager@onlinejuriedshows.com


Founded in 1871, the Salmagundi Club is one of the oldest art organizations in the United States. Housed in an historic brownstone mansion in Greenwich Village, New York City, the Club offers programs including art classes, exhibitions, painting demonstrations, and art auctions throughout the year for members and the general public.

The Salmagundi facilities include three galleries, a library, an elegant period parlor, and a restaurant and bar with vintage pool tables.

The Club owns a collection of over 1,500 works of art spanning its 140-year history and has a membership of over 900 artists and patrons. Its members have included important American artists such as Thomas Moran, William Merritt Chase, Louis Comfort Tiffany, N.C. Wyeth and Childe Hassam. Today the Club builds on this legacy by providing a center for the resurgence of representational art in America.