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Left Coast Pastel Painters Society
Pastels in Paradise 2023

2023 PASTELS IN PARADISE   International Online Show Prospectus

Left Coast Pastel Painters Society



AWARDS: In keeping with our desire to encourage all levels of entries, we are continuing our awards structure from last year. We will give one top award in each of the following four categories: 1.Portrait/Figure/Animal; 2. Landscape/Seascape; 3. Still Life/Interior; 4. Abstract/Innovative

Our judge will choose the painting he feels is the best in each of these four categories, each of which will be given an equal top award.

After selecting those four, he will then choose the remaining awards based on how well a painter has achieved his/her goal within  other themes such as “irresistible impact”, “luscious lines”, “captivating color”, “scintillating shapes”, “intriguingly innovative”, “abstractly speaking”, “vivacious values”, “captivating color”. It will be up to the judge to decide if your painting fits one of these themes best. We have asked him to look first for ORIGINALITY of approach to a subject. This way, if you are a not-so-expert painter, but you LOVE using color to depict emotion, or are really good at using a variety of strokes in your work, or have the most fun playing with line (both implied visual directions and actual linear work) to do your painting, etc, you have as much a chance to win one of these awards as anyone else.  

JUROR/AWARDS JUDGE: Our esteemed acceptance juror, and awards judge will be Lorenzo Chavez. Lorenzo Chavez was featured in a successful one-man show at the C.M. Russell Museum and has participated successfully in several C.M. Russell Art Auctions. Feature articles have appeared in Southwest Art, Art of the West, American Artist Magazine, Plein Air Magazine, Artists Magazine, Western Art Review, American Art Review, Pastel Journal, and Denver Post. Eight art books feature his art:  Les Mitres de Art France, Painted Sky, Art Journey America Landscapes, Colorado Landscapesand Pure Color: The Best of Pastel 1 &2 and Plein Air New Mexico. Lorenzo is a nationally known Fine Art instructor who has taught numerous workshops across the United States since 1993. Lorenzo is represented by many major fine art galleries and many private and corporate collections both nationally and internationally.

ELIGIBILITY: International. Open to artists.

ENTRY DEADLINE: The entry form, digital image of work to be submitted and payment of the entry fee must be submitted to no later than January 31, 2022. 

ELIGIBLE WORK: Please read carefully to make sure your work meets the following entry requirements. Last year we had to disqualify at least 6 paintings because the artist did not read the whole prospectus!

•       Works must be in dry pastel. No oil pastels. Mixed media must be predominantly dry pastel.

•       Work must be original, not copied from other artists or published materials and from your own reference. Any reference provided by an instructor is not eligible, including an instructor-provided photo, still life setup or model setup.

•       Work that was done in a classroom or workshop scenario is ineligible.

•       All artwork must be originally drawn and not created on top of any type of photographic image. 

•       All work must have been created within the last two years.

•       Work may be for sale.  NFS is acceptable.

•       Paintings of nudes will be considered for acceptance.

•       There are no size limitations.

•       The following are things that we ask you to consider, of which the juror will be aware when they are choosing paintings for the show:

•       The top layer of the painting should be at least 80% dry application of pastel.

•       If the outcome of the piece has been significantly and unduly influenced by another artist’s work, the jurors may consider the piece to be ineligible.

•       Works that appear to duplicate a painting previously accepted into an LCPPS show may be ineligible.

•       In our desire to present a fresh new show, LCPPS encourages artists to enter new paintings. We recommend that you submit work that has not been included in a national show (live or online) during the last 24 months and has not won any award in any previous exhibition. Our committee does check for infractions of this rule, which takes a lot of time, reviewing SO many other shows. Please comply. We ask that you not submit your entries into shows that will be running concurrently.

Failure to meet any of the requirements for eligibility may result in the artwork not being juried into the show. Artwork submitted and accepted into this show that has been shown in a previous LCPPS exhibition will be rejected and one honors point will be taken from the point total of the Artist. If this is a second infraction, the Artist will receive a two-year ban on entering future LCPPS shows.

LCPPS reserves the right to exclude from exhibitions any artwork deemed offensive, or any artwork that violates the laws of the United States, or of state or local governments.




November 15, 2022– Call for Entries announced.

January 31, 2023 - Entry deadline (entries must be RECEIVED by this date, midnight, PDT)

February 15, 2023 - Notification to all artists via email. Results will be in your artist profile.

February 28, 2023 – Awards notification and posting on OJS website


ONLINE ENTRY: Log in and click Enter This Show at the top or bottom of this page and follow the entry procedure.  

ENTRY FEE: The LCPPS Member entry fee is $35.00 ($45.00 non-member) for the first two image and $10.00 for each additional image. Up to 5 images may be submitted by an individual artist. Entry fees are not refundable and must be paid by the entry deadline.

Follow the directions for entry. You will need a valid credit card or debit card or a Paypal account to pay the entry fee online. Please follow these instructions carefully regarding the preparation of your images:

•       Only jpeg (or jpg) image files will be accepted.

•       Required image size is 1920 pixels on the longest side.

•       Save your files with a resolution of 72 dpi.

•       File size may not be larger than 4 Mb. See Image Help page on

NOTIFICATION: Up to 5 entries may be submitted, no more than two per artist will be accepted for the exhibition. All Artists will receive notification by email after jurying is complete.

SALES: Any sales enquiries will be forwarded directly to the artist. No commission will be expected, but a 10% donation to LCPPS will be greatly appreciated, if your work sells during this show.

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