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Iowa Pastel Society
Glorious Pastels!


“Glorious Pastels!”  

2022 Online Members Only Exhibition  

Dec 15, 2022 - Feb 16, 2023  


 Cash Prizes:

Best of Show: $500

Second Place: $300

Third Place: $100

 Honorable Mentions: To Be Decided





*     Open to all Iowa soft pastel artists 18 years of age or older who are, or become members 

*     Soft pastels only. No oil pastels  

*     All artwork must be predominately (80%) soft pastel.  

*     Artwork must be created in the last 2 years, and not entered in any previous IPS shows.  

*     Original artwork only, not copies from other artist’s work or published work. If a photo reference is used, all works must be from your own photos, taken by you. Artwork created on top of a photo is not eligible. Altered photos with pastels added are not eligible.  

*     Work done in a workshop is not eligible, regardless of reference or real life set up.  

*     All subjects and styles, except nudes, are eligible. IPS reserves the right to refuse any entry for any objectionable depictions or for not following these rules. Please be mindful of that.  

*     Submission photo must accurately represent the original.  

*     The juror is selected from our pool of experienced jurors. The juror’s decision on all entries and awards is final. Only juror selected works will be exhibited. If for some reason the selected juror must withdraw, IPS reserves the right to select a replacement. This is a juried event, entry does not guarantee acceptance. 

*     This is an online exhibit so no size restrictions.  

*     Work does not have to be for sale. If not for sale type NFS in the value box. Values or NFS status cannot be changed once entered. If someone inquires about a painting, they will be directed to the artist. IPS takes no commission in this show. 

*     No artwork can be removed once submitted to the exhibit. No refunds are allowed after submission.  

*     Once open, the show will be available for viewing online on  



         Oct 1, 2022: Online Entry Opens  

          Nov 30, 2022: Deadline for all entries, Midnight CDT  

          Dec 15, 2022: Acceptance notifications emailed to view the results in their artist profile sent on/before  

          Dec 15, 2022: Exhibit opens online  

         Dec 16, 2022: Winners announced via Zoom presentation by juror Joanne Alberda at 7 pm.  

Feb 16, 2023: Online exhibit closes  



Please read instructions carefully.  


*    For best results, make sure your image is 1920 pixels on the longest side @ 72 dpi. Images should be in JPG format, sRGB color space, and under 4 mb. 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

*    Make sure all photos are clear and cropped to only include the artwork, no frames or background and no glass reflections.  

*    After the entry deadline, your submission can’t be edited. 



Fee $20 for 1-3 entries. Members only. Member dues must be current and paid in full to enter as an IPS Member. Dues of $30 may be paid online on our website prior to entry or you can add your dues as part of the entry process.  

Entry fee is non-refundable.


Submission of entry shall constitute understanding and agreement with all rules stated in this prospectus. Iowa Pastel Society, their officers, members, and representatives will not be responsible for errors in entry. Please read instructions carefully. Entry constitutes the agreement granting IPS reproduction rights for the purpose of advertising this exhibit, online and social media.  

EXHIBITION QUESTIONS: Please direct questions to IPS President, Denice Peters, at For questions or problems with the online site, please contact them directly. 

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