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Arkansas Pastel Society
Juried Membership Show

Arkansas Pastel Society

Juried Membership Show

Oct. 19, 2018 – Nov. 10, 2018

Argenta Branch Library

420 Main Street

North Little Rock, AR 72114

Juror of Selection and Awards Carole Katchen




Carole Katchen, JUROR

Carole Katchen has been a pastel artist for more than fifty years. Her awards include the Golden Mentor Award, IAPS, and Master Pastelist, PSA. Her book Creative Painting With Pastel, published by North Light in 1990, was one of the first books to focus exclusively on pastel painting.

Her paintings, drawings and prints have been exhib­ited in galleries and museums throughout the United States, in Asia and South America. Her 14 books about painting and design have been translated into French, German, Dutch and Chinese. More than a million cop­ies of her art instruction and children’s books have been sold.

She has taught classes and workshops at UCLA, University of Shanghai, Denver University, Museum of the Southwest, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design and others.

She currently lives in Hot Springs, AR. More infor­mation can be found at



•       Sept. 9 – Digital entries deadline. Entries must be entered at

•       by midnight of this date

•       Sept. 21 – Acceptance notifications sent out

•       Oct. 13 – Deadline for receipt of shipped entries

•       Oct. 12,13 & 15 – Hand delivered entries accepted at Argenta Branch Library - (9 a.m. until 6:00 pm)

•       Oct. 18 – Show is up

•       Oct. 19, 2018 – 5 - 8 p.m. – Opening Reception and Award Ceremony (Juror will be present)

•       Nov. 10, 2018 – Show closes

•       Nov. 12 - 13 – Pick up hand delivered entries

•       (9 a.m. until 6:00 pm) at Argenta Branch Library

•       Nov. 17, 2018 – Shipped entries returned if not sold


Customers and clients will need to contact the artist to arrange for purchase.


•       Open to all paid members of Arkansas Pastel Society.

•       Entries must be original and must have been executed within the last three years.

•       Entries must be at least 80% soft or oil pastel.

•       Accepted works may be refused if digital image does not accurately represent work.

•       APS reserves the right to refuse any work submitted.

•       Entries must be suitably framed under glass or Plexiglass and ready to hang with wire hangers (saw tooth hangers are absolutely not allowed).

•       All accepted works must remain hanging for the duration of the exhibit.


•       Artist may submit up to two (2) entries.

•       Entry fee is $45 for 1 entry, $10 extra for the second.

•       To enter the Arkansas Pastel Society Members Only Juried Exhibition, go to

Note: Instructions are clear and simple. Accepted paintings will be shown and available for purchase online during the entire show.

If you would like to join the Arkansas Pastel Society, our membership form can be found at and membership forms sent to:

Gerry DeLongchamp

2417 Meadow Pond Trail

White Hall, AR 71602

Checks payable to the Arkansas Pastel Society.


•       Shipped entries must be received between

•       October 8 and October 13.

•       Shipped entries should be sent prepaid in reusable crates with a PREPAID RETURN shipping label.

•       Please do not use foam peanuts for packing.

•       Insure for your own protection

•       Shipping instructions, including handling fees and return shipping information, will be sent upon notification of acceptance.

•       Shipped entries will be packaged and returned no later than November 17, 2018.

•       Pick up hand-delivered entries November 15 - 16, 9 am. - 6 p.m.


Artwork will be handled with all possible care. However, neither the Arkansas Pastel Society, Argenta Branch Library, nor any member of APS will be held responsible for any loss or damage.

APS recommends that Plexiglass be used, especially for works that will be shipped. Glass is used at artist’s risk. Artists will be responsible for repairs to artwork damaged in shipping (Ex.: broken glass, scratched plexiglass, excessive pastel dust or dirty mat). When the painting is received, the artist will be contacted with the price of repairs. If artist does not wish to re­pair the painting, it may be withdrawn from the show. Entry fee will not be returned. Entering this exhibition shall constitute understanding and agreement on the part of the artist with the conditions stated. APS sug­gests that artists carry separate insurance.

Permission to reproduce artist’s work for publicity purposes is assumed with acceptance.

Our web site is The prospectus may be downloaded from the website.


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