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Pastel Society of Southeast Texas
Art of the Pastel 2020




$2500 in Cash Awards

Best of Show    $1000

1st Place            $500

2nd Place           $300

3rd Place            $200

Honorable Mention (10) $50



Kim Lordier, Juror/Judge


Kim Lordier is a Signature Member of the California Art Club, the Pastel Society of America, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, and a Distinguished Pastelist of the Pastel Society of the West Coast. 


A coveted workshop instructor, Kim leads workshops across the country. Most recently demonstrating at the 8th Annual Plein Air Convention, sponsored by PleinAir Magazine.



The Pastel Society of Southeast Texas is proud to host the 2020 

Art of the Pastel online international web show


This show is an online-only exhibit and will be published on, PSST IAPS Society Page, and the Pastel Society of Southeast Texas websites (PSST).


This Exhibition is for soft pastels only, no oil pastels will be accepted


* Note: You do not have to be a member of PSST to enter


Important Dates:


Online Entry Opening

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Online Entry Deadline

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Notice of Acceptance

Sunday, October 24, 2020

Online Show goes live

Saturday, November 7, 2020


Eligibility Requirements:


  • This Exhibition is open to all artists over the age of 18 working in the soft pastel medium


  • 80% of the exposed surface must be dry pastel


  • No oil pastels


  • No mixed media mixed media, photographs, digital or any other media other than soft pastel


  • The work cannot have been accepted into any prior PSST “Art of the Pastel Exhibition


  • Art that has won an award in the top 3 places of a National, International, or Regional show is not eligible to enter


  • Art must have been created in the last 4 years


  • Must be entirely the work of the artist and not copied from another artist’s work


  • No digitally manipulated work (other than cropping per specs listed below), painted giclee prints, any types of reproductions, manipulated, or painted over work will be accepted


  • Paintings must not have been Photoshopped, image transferred, or manipulated in any way (other than cropped or resized per instructions below)


  • Must not have been created under supervision in a workshop or class


  • If the work is not for sale, check “NFS” on the entry form


  • If a painting entered is found to have been in a previous PSST “Art of the Pastels” Exhibition, no paintings by that artist will be allowed in this exhibition. In addition, any artist whose work is determined to be in violation of this rule will be disqualified, will forfeit any awards received, and will be banned from all “Art of the Pastels” exhibits for 3 years


Entry Fees:


Member Pricing: $30 for the first 2 images for members of the PSST. $10 each, for 3 additional entries. A total of 5 entries allowed per artist.  Only one award designated per artist.


Non-member Pricing: $40 for first 2 images for artists who are not a member of PSST. $10 each, for 3 additional entries. A total of 5 entries allowed per artist.  Only one award designated per artist.


If you would like to become a member of the Pastel Society of Southeast Texas, please visit our website http://www.pastelsocietyofsoutheasttexas/

Membership fees are $35 per year.



Entry Process:


  • Entries are made using Online Juried Shows only



  • Submit up to 5 images


  • JPEGS must not show mat, frame, etc…, and must be an accurate representation of the artwork. Photos should be cropped to include only the artwork – be sure your images are right side up


  • Images should be in JPEG format, in RGB color space


  • Images must be smaller than 4MB, 1920 pixels on the longest side at 72dpi







The entry fee is paid via PayPal/credit card to Online Juried Shows upon submission. No check accepted. All entry fees are nonrefundable and must be paid by the entry deadline.




Prices may not be changed after submission and after the submission deadline. will handle sales. Artist should add 28% to the cost of their painting to cover handling of sales and shipping




Please direct questions about the Web Show Exhibition to:


Betty James/Lynda Hughes, AOPT Co-Chairs;


For questions about Online Juried Shows entries, please contact:




As a condition of entry to the 2020 “Art of the Pastel” International Web Show, the submitting artist agrees to the terms and conditions stated herein including granting permission to the Pastel Society of Southeast Texas and and to reproduce the accepted paintings on the websites noted above for advertising and promotional purposes only.  No images will be used or published for any purpose except as stated above.



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