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Pastel Society of North Carolina
Pure Color 7th International Online Exhibition

The Pastel Society of North Carolina 

is proud to announce our 

7th International Online Juried Exhibition


Pure Color 2023


Judge of Selections: Kathleen Newman

Kathleen Newman combines a sense of focused observation and sensi-tive interpretation in her award winning pastel and oil paintings, special-izing in harbor settings, landscape and urban living. She has received the honor of Eminent Pastelist from the International Association of Pas-tel Societies, is a Chicago Pastel Painters Master, and a Signature Mem-ber of the Pastel Society of America, the American Impressionist Soci-ety, the American Society of Marine Artists, and the American Transpar-ent Watercolor Society. Her work is held in many private collections as well as the Ritz Carlton Orlando, Ameritech, IBM, MCI, Disney, Deloitte, American Dental Association and recent additions to Prentice Hall, Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She currently teaches online and in-person pastel, watercolor and urban sketching classes at the historic Old Town Art Center in Chicago as well as workshops throughout the country.



Best of show $1100

1st $800 - 2nd $500 - 3rd $400 - 4th $300

Herb Slapo Memorial Award $200

Four Honorable Mention Awards - $100 each

Seven Merit Awards at $50 – each



Online Entry Opening June 15, 2023

Online Entry Deadline August 15, 2023

Notice of Acceptance August 21, 2023. Artists will view the results in their OnlineJuriedShows artist profile.

Online Exhibition goes LIVE September 1, 2023

Online Exhibition closes September 30, 2023



·      All work must be entered online. Click Enter This Show above and sign in or register a user account.

·      Pay online via credit card or PayPal. No checks accepted. All entry fees are non-refundable and must be paid by the entry deadline. 

·      Member Fee: $30 for up to three (3) images for current members of the Pastel Society of North Carolina $10 for each additional image. A total of 6 entries allowed per artist.

·      Non-Member Fee: $50 for up to three (3) images for non-PSNC members. $10 for each additional image. A total of 6 entries allowed per artist.

·      Note to Members and Non-Members: While a limit of 2 entries per artist may be accepted, acceptance is not guaranteed.


Note: If you would like to become a member of the Pastel Society of North Carolina, visit our website:

Annual dues are $50.



·      To be eligible to enter PSNC Pure Color you must be at least 18 years old

·      80% of exposed surface must be dry pastel:

·      Work previously accepted into any prior PSNC Pure Color International Online Exhibition is NOT ELIGIBLE.

·      The show is open to PSNC members and non-members worldwide.

·      Images will be juried anonymously, and awards given by our Judge Kathleen Newman.  Acceptance is not guaranteed.



·      Must be entirely the work of the artist and not copied from another artist’s work, photos or publication.

·      Must not have been created under supervision in a workshop, class or any other tutelage.

·      May not be glazed works with a finished surface of matte acrylic, resin or solvent varnish.

·      Submit up to 6 JPEG images; RGB color space. Images must be smaller than 4MB, at least 1920 pixels on the longest side and 72 dpi.

·      JPEGS must not show mat, frame, etc., and must be an accurate representation of the artwork. Crop the photos to include only the artwork. (Be sure your images are right side up.)

·      The artwork’s final layer must be (80%) soft pastel. No oil pastels, please.

·      Artwork must be original and personally executed, not copied from other artists or from published or copyrighted materials or from someone else’s real life/still life set-up or photo. Artists working from reference photographs must use their own photo that they have personally taken. Paintings using photos taken by another photographer, even used with permission, will not be accepted.

·      Works that appear to duplicate, or be closely derivative of a painting previously accepted into any PSNC show will not be eligible.

·      Paintings of nudes will be considered.

·      Artists who enter a painting which shows a recognizable likeness (face or figure) must have a signed model release from the person portrayed in the painting, giving the artist permission to exhibit the painting in a public forum.

·      If the work is not for sale, check “NFS” on the entry form

·      Artwork may not have been accomplished in a directed, step-by-step class or workshop.

·      Artwork must be originally drawn and not created on top of any type of photographic image.

·      There are no size limitations.

·      There are no file-naming restrictions, except to not use special characters.

·      A maximum of two (2) paintings per artist may be accepted into the show.

·      Any one artist is eligible to receive up to a maximum of one (1) award.



·      Each artist is responsible for any sales transactions according to the listed price. 

·      There is no commission on sales. Artists are responsible for their own sales tax.

·      Prices may not be changed after the entry deadline.


PROMOTIONAL AGREEMENT: Artist agrees to allow the Pastel Society of North Carolina and Online Juried Shows to reproduce the accepted paintings on their websites and for advertising and promotional purposes only. No images will be used or published for any purpose except as stated above. LIABILITY: Submission of online entry form and fee shall constitute agreement with all conditions set forth in this prospectus. PSNC reserves the right to exclude any artwork deemed offensive, or any artwork that violates the laws of the United States, or of state or local governments. PSNC reserves the right to refuse artwork that does not meet with any show rules or requirements even though accepted by the juror.


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

Help entering your images or are unable to do so, please email  or call 888-666-1351.

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For questions about the exhibition, please contact Carol at or Daphne at

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