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Northwest Pastel Society
Northwest Pastel Society 37th International Open Show


Northwest Pastel Society 37th Open International Exhibition

on   May 1st- June 30th, 2023

Liz Haywood-Sullivan    juror/awards judge/workshop

$2000 Best of Show, $7000 total in cash prizes and awards


This International Exhibition is designed to be an affordable selling show for the participating artists. There are no upfront costs to frame or to physically send your work to and from the show. The show will be featured on with good promotion from Randy Higbee Gallery, Northwest Pastel Society and by all artists involved. All sold artwork will be shipped directly by the artist to the buyer unframed and the cost of shipping will be included in the listed sale price. has many privately invited collectors and designers who are watching for new works on this platform. Information is provided to help all the artists calculate shipping costs plus commission into their listed sale pricing. Don’t miss your opportunity to be included in this beautiful Exhibition showcasing the best of the Pastel medium.


Important Dates:


NEW!  Wednesday, March 29th, 2023 11:59pm PDT ENTRY DEADLINE on OnlineJuriedShows 


Monday April 17th, 2023– Notification of acceptance into the Online Show


Monday May 1st, 2023 ----OnlineGalleryShows goes LIVE- Winners announced 


May 5, 6, 7th 2023   Liz Haywood-Sullivan “Skies and Water Workshop” in Oregon


Friday June 30th, 2023 – Online Show Closes




• This Open Juried Show is 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. Mixed media pieces must be 80% predominately pure pigment (soft) pastel 


• Any artwork exhibited in previous NPS exhibits is not eligible. No collaborative work. No instructor-assisted workshop/classroom work is eligible. Work must be originally drawn, and not from digital projection or created on top of a base photo/print.


• Minimum size for artwork is 80 square inches


• All artwork should be unframed and MUST be for sale. The artist should be prepared to ship the artwork within 7 days from notification of sale.



Submission of entries Exhibition entry fee for up to 3 images is $45 for current Northwest Pastel Society members and $55 for nonmembers. Artists may only enter 3 pieces max. Entry is done through portal. Entry fees are non-refundable and must be paid by the entry deadline. 


All artwork pricing must include the cost of shipping the unframed artwork to anywhere in the contiguous lower 48 states of the United States, no exceptions (see helpful worksheet below.) All prices and information are locked in at the deadline. No prices may be changed after the deadline for the show. Online Gallery Shows will send an info/contract to all selected artists that will need to be signed and returned before the show.


OJS entry form must be filled out in its entirety. Crop the photos to include only the artwork. Be sure your images are right-side-up. Make sure that your photo correctly reflects the colors of your original.  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. 



Sales All work must be for sale and realistically priced. A 30% commission will be taken by Online Gallery Shows. The artist will be notified by OGS of confirmed sale and the artist MUST SHIP THE SOLD ARTWORK WITHIN 7 DAYS of notification. The gallery will pay the artist upon notification of acceptance of artwork by the buyer. All shipping is contracted between the artist and their shipper. NPS and OGS have no liability in this matter. Insurance coverage is recommended.



Disclaimer:  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 is your commitment to participate. Your entry form is a legal and binding contract to commit artwork for sale that has been juried into the show. If, after being juried in, an entrant chooses not to sell or deliver sold artwork, they must notify NPS and OGS so that the artwork may be removed. They may not enter an NPS show for a period of 2 years and they would be disqualified from this Show and receiving any awards from this show.  NOTE: Artists from Alaska/Hawaii and especially Overseas must agree to ship their artwork and may incur Tariffs and additional fees. Each artist is responsible to figure out their complete expenses and to price accordingly.



Questions For questions about the show itself please contact: Anne Knapp, email or call/text 253-225-3008. For questions about using Online Juried Shows please contact: or call 888-666-1351 For questions about using Online Gallery Shows please contact For Information on Liz Haywood-Sullivan Workshop go to





Northwest Pastel Society Guide to Pricing for OnlineGalleryShows

We created this worksheet to help artists in the “lower 48” states of the United States to correctly calculate your price for your unframed work for our Exhibition with Onlinegalleryshows. 

1. Base price of painting                                                                                              1. $______________
(This is the price you’d charge a collector who purchased an unframed painting in your studio).
2. Entry fee for the show (per image)                                                                             2.+______________
3. Cost of pastel protection packing materials-(Google YouTube how to ship unframed pastels) 3+____________
Take the dimensions of your painting and decide how you will package it for shipping. Will you 

use foam core board, glassine, bubble wrap, tape, etc.? What will be the total cost of packing

 materials directly protecting your artwork? Put that amount on line 3.

4. Cost of mailing box -                                                                                                4.+______________
What will be the outside dimensions when your painting is appropriately padded and ready to ship?

Check with the shipping carriers available in your area. (USPS, UPS, and FedEx, maybe more?) 

Will your padded painting fit in a flat rate box or will you need to purchase a custom size? 

(The cost of a flat rate box may be included in the shipping rate for it, so essentially, it’s free!) 

You should ask questions about how best to box your painting. Use the most expensive box cost 

quoted by any of your shipping carriers on line 4. 
5. Shipping cost -                                                                                                        5.+______________
What would be the most you would possibly have to pay to ship your painting to the farthest point 

away from you in the contiguous 48 states in the US using each of your available shipping methods? 

(Hint- in WA state check the top corner of Maine and the bottom point of Florida!)

Keep in mind that you don’t know what shipping options will be available in the buyer’s area. 

Write the most expensive option on line.5.
6. Shipping insurance cost +                                                                                        6.+______________
What will insurance cost in case your painting is damaged or lost during shipment? 

(Insurance might be limited on flat rate boxes, so check and add if needed.) 

A. Subtotal before commission allowance                                                                      A $______________
Add up all the amounts from above, Lines 1-6. 
B. Calculate the commission allowance rate:                                                                  B_______________
1. Convert the commission rate to a decimal. (For example, a 30% commission would be 0.3)
2. Subtract that decimal from 1.0. (In the 30% example: 1.0 minus 0.3 = 0.7)
Write that result on the line above.
C. Final painting price:   (this is the minimum to cover your expenses)                      C $______________
To calculate this amount, take the “Subtotal before commission allowance” rate (A),
& DIVIDE it by the commission allowance rate above (B). The result (C) is the “show price” for your artwork

Example calculation:
Base price of painting $200.00, Entry fee (3 paintings @ $45) + 15.00 + Cost of packing materials + 1.50, Cost of box (flat rate) + 0.00   Shipping cost + 20.00, Shipping insurance cost + 5.00,Subtotal before commission allowance $241.50, 

30% commission allowance rate is 1.0 - 0.3 = 0.7, FINAL PAINTING PRICE ($241.50 divided by 0.7) = $345


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