email address:    


First Time Entering?
Create New Account
Forgot Password

Login Status Looking for your jury notifications and didn't get one?  Log into your Artist Profile -> Review Images and find out how you did!

Be sure to read the prospectus in its entirety before continuing.

Arkansas Pastel Society
Arkansas Pastel Society Juried Membership Show

Arkansas Pastel Society Juried Membership Show 

Nov. 3, 2020 – Dec. 3, 2020 

The Bookstore at Library Square, 3rd Floor Gallery 120 River Market Ave 

Little Rock, AR 72201 

Juror of Selection and Awards 

Selma Blackburn 

Selma F. Blackburn is a painter and experienced art teacher, teaching in elementary, kindergarten, and pre-school classrooms. She has a BA in Education and a second BA in Art from Hendrix College. From 1989 until 2016, she taught workshops around the state and country, assisted teaching on foreign trips and at Louisiana Tech University, was an adjunct professor of art at Hendrix, and regularly taught beginning through advanced classes in design and watercolor at the Arkansas Arts Center’s Museum School. At the latter, she taught 27 years. 

She has earned Signature Membership in Mid- Southern Watercolorists, the National Watercolor Society, and the American Watercolor Society. Black- burn has judged exhibitions regionally, and she has served on the Board of Mid-Southern Watercolorists in several capacities, including President. 

Her paintings are included in the Arkansas Arts Center Foundation collection, in the permanent collection of the Historic Arkansas Museum, and in many private collections around the country. 

2020 Schedule 

Sept. 27 – Digital entries deadline. Entries must be entered at by midnight of this date

Oct. 10 – Acceptance notifications sent out

Nov. 6 – Deadline for receipt of shipped entries

Nov. 7 – Hand delivered entries accepted at The Bookstore at Library Square, 3rd floor gallery (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.)

Nov. 7 – Show is up

Nov. 13 – 5 to 7 p.m. – Opening Reception and Award Ceremony (Juror will be present)

Dec. 3 – Show closes

Dec. 3 – Pick up hand delivered entries at The Bookstore at Library Square, 3rd floor gallery (10 a.m. – 1 p.m.)

Dec. 5 – 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. Dues must have been paid by April 1, 2020, to be considered a member for this juried show. 

• 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 $30 for up to two (2) entries.
• 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 http:// Membership forms should be sent to: 

Anne Parat, Membership Chairperson
807 Shea Drive
Little Rock, AR 72227
Checks payable to Arkansas Pastel Society. 

Delivery and Return of Accepted Entries 

• Shipped entries must be received between Nov. 1 and Nov. 6. 

• 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 Dec. 5, 2020.
• Pick up hand-delivered entries Dec. 3, 10 a.m. –1 p.m.


Limitations of Liability 

Artwork will be handled with all possible care. However, neither the Arkansas Pastel Society, The Bookstore at Library Square, 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 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. 

You are currently logged out.