You may also download a copy of the prospectus here.
The North Carolina Statewide Pastel Juried Exhibition is a collaborative event of the three pastel societies of North Carolina: Appalachian Pastel Society (APS), Pastel Society of North Carolina (PSNC), and Piedmont Pastel Society (PPS). Hosting of the show will rotate among the groups. The 2012 Show will be hosted by The Pastel Society of North Carolina (PSNC), centered in Raleigh, North Carolina.
For registration and details contact Patricia Savage at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (919) 438-6766.
To join one of the three North Carolina pastel societies, please click on one of the following links: appalachianpastelsociety.org, pastelsocietyofnc.com, or piedmontpastelsociety.org.
Calendar of Events:
Postmark registration deadline: Saturday, March 24, 2012
Opening reception and awards: Saturday, June 2, 2012, 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Accepted paintings notification: Monday, April 30, 2012
Shipped paintings receivable dates: May 21 – 24, 2012
Hand delivered artwork receivable: any day from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. May 24 is the last delivery date.
Shipped paintings returned: July 11, 2012
Pick-up paintings: June 30, 2012 from 2:00 pm – 4 pm and July 11, 2012 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Prizes and cash awards over $3,000!
Marla Baggetta will select entries to be accepted for the exhibit and choose the Awards. She will also provide a short critique of each entrant’s submissions.
Please read the following information carefully. Artists who do not meet the entry criteria will not be juried.
Artists who wish to enter must belong to a North Carolina pastel society. The entry fee for members is $30.00 for three images. Yearly dues for the Appalachian and Piedmont Pastel Societies is $25.00. The Pastel Society of North Carolina charges $40.00. To join one of the societies, please click on one of the following links: appalachianpastelsociety.org, pastelsocietyofnc.com, or piedmontpastelsociety.org.
Entry fees are not refundable. Artists may submit their submissions on-line here. Mail paper entries to: Patricia Savage, 816 Valerie Dr., Raleigh, NC 27606. Make checks payable to: Pastel Society of North Carolina. (Please submit on-line if possible.)
Only original dry pastels may be submitted. Mixed media is acceptable as long as 80% of the painting is dry pastel. No oil pastels. Paintings must be entirely the work of the artist and executed within the last three years. Artists may not copy from other artists or from published material. Paintings done under the supervision (such as a workshop or class) are not eligible.
All paper entries must be POSTMARKED by March 24, 2012. On-line entries must be submitted by midnight of the 24th. ENTRIES received AFTER THIS DATE WILL NOT BE JURIED.
Main-In Entry Forms
The entry form must be completed and signed by the participating artist. The entry form and images may be copied to a CD and sent by mail or submitted by e-mail. The entry fee, CD, and completed entry form should be mailed to:
Patricia Savage, Statewide Exhibit Chair
816 Valerie Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27606
e-mail entries to: email@example.com.
Entry fees are non-refundable. CD’s will not be returned. Notification of acceptance or rejection will commence April 30, 2012.
Digital Entry Format
All images will be digital. No Slides. Images may be submitted either by email or copied to a CD and mailed through the postal service. The 2012 Statewide Exhibit is not liable for lost or damaged materials. Make sure that the CD is adequately protected for shipping by mail. CD’s will not be returned. Make sure to duplicate the paintings before sending in the entry.
Digital Images submitted by CD or emails must be formatted to the following specifications. Each image should be named as follows: LastNameFirstInitial_FullTitle_HxW (in inches, unframed painting’s size). If your name is Jane Doe and the painting titled “Sunrise, Sunset” and the original measures 16” x 20”, the file name of the image will look like: DoeJ_SunriseSunset_16x20.
All images should be resized to 900 pixels on the longest side. If it is a horizontal image, the horizontal leg should be 900 pixels wide. If it is a vertical the vertical leg should be 900 pixels wide.
The images should be saved as a high quality jpg. The resolution set to 300 dpi.
For more information about how to format the image, please refer to Image Specifications. This will appear at the end of the prospectus or you can locate it on the website.
Artists are responsible for providing their own shipping costs and for insuring their work during transit. All artwork will be insured by Bev’s Fine Art upon acceptance of paintings to the gallery.
Artists who submit digitally will receive notification by email if their pieces were accepted or rejected. If you do not have email, you will be notified by the US mail. To receive notification by mail, you must send a SASE with your entry form. Notifications will be sent out by mail and email, April 30, 2012.
The opening and reception and awards presentation will take place at Bev’s Fine Art on June 2, 2012, from 6:00 – 8:30 pm. Bev’s Fine Art, 7400 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27615.
Artwork must be suitably framed for a gallery. No saw-toothed hangers. No clip frames. Paintings must be wired and be ready to hang. Mats should be light in color. Artwork cannot be removed before the end of the exhibit.
All artwork must be for sale. There is a 50% commission charge. (The painting’s price should not be raised because the work will be sold through a gallery. The price of the painting should be the price the artist normally receives. Frequently, after an exhibit closes, an artist may receive a call from a person who saw the painting at the show. It is common courtesy for the artist to remit the commission to the event organization for three months after the exhibit ends. It is in our best interest to help keep galleries and arts centers in business.)
Receiving and Shipping
Please ship your paintings to arrive between May 21 and 24, 2012.
Paintings should be shipped to:
Bev’s Fine Art Inc.
7400 Six Forks Rd., #19
Raleigh, NC 27615
Paintings will be shipped out on July 11, 2012. If you need to pick up your painting before that date contact the gallery at www.bevsfineart.com.
To Hand Deliver
You may hand deliver your paintings anytime between 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Tues. – Friday and 10:00 am – 3:00 pm on Saturday. May 24 is the last delivery date.
You may pick up your paintings on June 30, 2012 from 2:00 pm – 4 pm and July 11, 2012 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Deliver to the above address.
Please package your painting carefully for shipping. We highly recommend using Airfloat Systems, airfloatsys.com. If possible, use Plexiglas. Use a glas-skin to cover glass. This can be bought from Airfloat Systems. Wrap paintings carefully. Fill all voids. Make sure the painting cannot shift during shipping. ABSOLUTELY NO PEANUTS.