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Northwest Pastel Society
Northwest Pastel Society 36th Annual International Open Exhibition

36th Annual International Open Exhibition

May 7 – July 9, 2022

The American Art Company, Tacoma, Washington

$2000 Best in Show Over $6000 in Cash & Merchandise Awards

Albert Handell, Juror/Awards Judge

Important Dates

March 6, 2022 midnight PST - Entry Deadline

March 23, 2022 – Notification of acceptance

April 11-18, 2022 - Shipped paintings must arrive at Phoenix Art Restoration

April 19-23, 2022 - Hand deliver paintings to the American Art Company

May 7, 2022 - Show Opens

July 9, 2022 - Show Closes

July 12--July 16, 2022 - Pick up/return paintings (or call gallery to schedule)


• Open to all pastel artists over the age of 18.

• All work must be original in concept and executed by the artist in the pastel medium within the last two years. No collaborative work.

• Work exhibited in previous NPS exhibits is not eligible.

• No instructor-assisted workshop/classroom work is eligible.

• Mixed media pieces must be 80% predominately pure pigment (soft) pastel.

• Work must be originally drawn, not from digital projection or created on top of a base photo/print.

Submission of entries

Exhibition entry fee for up to 3 images is $35 for current NPS members and $50 for nonmembers. Entry fees are non-refundable and must be paid by the entry deadline.

Artists may submit up to 3 images.

Entry form must be filled out in its entirety. List sizes up to the nearest inch. Submitted images must not include matting or frame. Crop the photos to include only the artwork. Be sure your images are right-side-up.

Before uploading your images, make sure they are smaller than 4MB, but at least 1920 pixels on the longest side at 72 dpi. Images should be in JPEG format, sRGB color space. Help in photographing your work and properly sizing your images can be found at: If you need help entering your images or are unable to, please email or call 888-666-1351.

Framing Requirements

Size: Minimum 20x16 or 16x20 or 320 square inches outside frame size. No maximum size.

All work must be framed, professional in appearance and ready to hang with strong wire and flat metal hangers. Professional quality anti-reflective glass is highly recommended. If shipping work, consider protection and safety of the artwork as well as shipping guidelines. A label with the name of artist, title, price and contact information must be affixed to the upper left corner of the painting.

Plexiglass glazing must be professional grade to be accepted. Please include a note alerting the gallery that you have used plexiglass. Scratched, fogged or inferior plexiglass will not be accepted.

Work that arrives at the gallery with visible pastel dust on the mat or glass will be pulled from the show.


All work must be for sale and realistically priced. A 50% commission will be taken by The American Art Company. The gallery will pay the artist two weeks after the show closes.

Hand Delivery

Paintings may be hand delivered to American Art Company, 1126 Broadway, Tacoma, Washington 98402-3510. Current days/hours: Tuesday through Saturday,10am-2pm (closed Sunday & Monday). Call for updates: 253-272-4327.

Shipping Instructions

You will receive all necessary exhibition information via email, including a copy of our shipping agent’s (Phoenix) shipping instructions and specifications. Works may be shipped or hand carried to Phoenix Restoration & Custom Framing, 17712-15th Ave. NE, Shoreline, WA 98155.


All reasonable care will be taken with paintings and submissions. NPS, its officers, volunteers and The American Art Company shall not be held responsible for the loss and damage to paintings, frames or digital entries.

NPS suggests that participants carry separate insurance as provided under individual contracts with shippers and receiving agents.

The artist grants permission to reproduce work for publicity purposes, both in print and digital galleries. Copyright will be attributed to the artist. Entry into this exhibition constitutes agreement with all conditions set forth in this prospectus and Entry Form and is your commitment to participate. Your entry form is a legal and binding contract to deliver artwork that has been juried into the show. If, after being juried in, an entrant chooses not to deliver artwork, he or she may not enter an NPS show for a period of two years.


For questions about the show itself please contact: Janice Wall, email or call/text 206-375-5816. Anne Knapp, email or call/text 253-225-3008.

For questions about using Online Juried Shows please contact: or call 888-666-1351.

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