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Arkansas Pastel Society
Arkansas Pastel Society Juried Membership Show


Juried Membership Show, 2020






  • Sept. 27 - Digital entries deadline.  Entries must be entered at Http:// by midnight of the date
  • Oct. 10 - Acceptance notifications sent out
  • Nov. 7 – Show is up on
  • Nov. 13 – awards announced
  • Dec. 3 Show closes


  • 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.
  • Entries must be original and must have been executed within the last three years.
  • Entries must be at least 80% soft or oil pastel.
  • APS reserves the right to refuse any work submitted


  • 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.



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.  She has earned Signature Membership in Mid-Southern Watercolorists, the National Watercolor Society and the American Watercolor Society.  Blackburn 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.


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

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