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Left Coast Pastel Painters Society
Pastels in Paradise





At least $2500 in Cash and/or Merchandise Certificates 


Acceptance Juror : Stan Sperlak

Awards Judge: “Tony Allain PS, ARSMA, PSA, MC-IAPS, MPANZ


Stan Sperlak is a quintessential Renaissance Man. He is a generous teacher, pastel painter with a unique evocative style, a naturalist, and owner of the Sperlak Sculpture Gardens, and Goshen School of Art. Suffice it to say we are excited that he agreed to be our acceptance juror for our inaugural Online Show 


Tony Allain is a Scottish based artist. He is an internationally known, award-winning painter, sought-after instructor and author. He has been painting for over 40 years. He is a member of the Pastel Society of America, Pastel Society London, an Associate member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists among others. A self-taught painter of color, light and movement with a complete understanding of his surroundings. LCPPS is honored to have him as our inaugural web show awards judge


The Left Coast Pastel Painters Society (LCPPS) is proud to host the 2021 

Pastels in Paradise online international web show


This show is an online-only exhibit and will be published on, and the Left Coast Pastel Painters Society’s Facebook page 


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


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


Important Dates:


Online Entry Opening

Sun November 1, 2020

Online Entry Deadline

Midnight EST

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Notice of Acceptance

Monday, February 15, 2021

Online Show goes live on and LCPPS’s Facebook Page

Wednesday, February 17, 2021



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, photographs, digital or any other media other than soft pastel


·       The work cannot have been accepted into any prior LCPPS “Pastels in Paradise”  Exhibition


·       Art that has won any award in 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 LCPPS “Pastels in Paradise” 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 “Pastels in Paradise” exhibits for 3 years


Entry Fees:


Member Pricing: $35 for the first 2 images for members of the LCPPS. $10 each, for 3 additional entries. A total of 5 entries allowed per artist. 


Non-member Pricing: $45 for first 2 images for artists who are not a member of LCPPS. $10 each, for 3 additional entries. A total of 5 entries allowed per artist. 


If you would like to become a member of the Left Coast Pastel Painters Society, you can join when you make your entries.

Membership fees are $35 per year. March to March. Your payment to OJS will give you a membership through February, 2022.



Entry Process:


·       Entries are made using only


·       Go to and sign in or register for a new user account


·       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


·       Help in photographing and properly sizing your work can be found at:


·       If you need assistance or are unable to enter your images, please email: or call 949-287-8645


·       Remember to check you junk/spam folder for correspondence from and




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



LCPPS will connect any potential buyer with the artist.  LCPPS accepts NO liability in the transaction of the sale.



Please direct questions about the Web Show Exhibition to:


Barbara Archer-Baldwin, Pres LCPPS.


For questions about Online Juried Shows entries, please contact:




As a condition of entry to the 2021 “Pastels in Paradise”” International Web Show, the submitting artist agrees to the terms and conditions stated herein including granting permission to the Left Coast Pastel Painters Society 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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