CALL FOR ARTISTS
The Louisiana Art and Artists’ Guild announces the deadline for its 39th Annual River Road Show as Tuesday, September 2. This is a national juried show exhibited from December 2 – December 31, 2008, in the beautiful Louisiana State Archives Gallery, 3851 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The competition is open to all United States artists over the age of 18. Any original two-dimensional art is acceptable except photography and digitally-created or enhanced works.
Cash prizes are $2800. The show is juried and judged by Judi Betts, an internationally known artist. Entries must be submitted in slide or CD formats. Entry fee is $35 for three entries and $5 for each additional
submission up to 10.
The 10th annual groundSPARK Raleigh Street Painting Festival will be held in Moore Square on September 19-21, 2008. Visual Art Exchange produces the festival, which last year had a record number of artists (over 400!) chalking for an intense 27 hours and transforming Martin Street into a work of art.
10,000 visitors came to watch the artists and participate in the many creative (and free!) components of the festival including People’s Choice voting, The Scrap Exchange, and KidsCHALK. This year’s festival will boast additional activities including a weaving wall, Image Slam, free face painting, and even a visit from the Chalk Princess.
DEADLINE to sign up is September 5, 2008, but register by August 29th and the $5 registration fee is waived! See the groundSPARK website for more details and to download a registration form.
Mark your calendars for the Theatre Arts Gallery reception for the PSNC exhibit on Saturday, August 23, from 5-7 PM. This is undoubtedly our best exhibit ever!
For 10 years, the Pastel 100 Competition has rewarded artists for their finest work. And this year, they are celebrating our 10th Anniversary by giving away even more great prizes!
Sponsored by The Pastel Journal, America’s leading magazine devoted to pastel artists, and sister publication of The Artist’s Magazine, this annual competition offers cash, prizes and publicity to its lucky winners.
All entries must be postmarked by September 1, 2008. Enter now and your work could win huge cash prizes, like the $5,000 Jack Richeson/Unison Pastels Best of Show Award!
Other top awards include:
- The Ruth Richeson/Unison Pastels Award, featuring a 402-piece set of Unison Pastels— worth $2,067, plus 750 worth of Richeson Co. products
- The Pastel Journal Grand Prize—$2,500
- The Art Spirit Foundation/Dianne B. Bernhard Silver and Gold Medal Awards for Excellence—$1,000 to $1,500
You can also compete to win more cash prizes in any of these 5 categories:
- Landscape & Interior—juried by Lorenzo Chavez
- Portrait & Figure—juried by Desmond O’Hagan
- Still Life & Floral—juried by Christina Debarry
- Animal & Wildlife—juried by Dustin Van Wechel
- Abstract & Non-Objective—juried by Frank Federico
All top prize winners will be featured in the April 2009 issue of The Pastel Journal. Don’t miss this opportunity to publicize your work!
To learn more about the competition, for complete information, additional entry forms, or to enter online please visit www.artistsnetwork.com/pasteljournalcompetition
For any questions, you can contact email@example.com.
Herb Slapo and Toni Lindahl will be interviewed by public radio on Wednesday, August 20th at 12 noon at the High Point Theater Art Galleries.
The actual interview will be aired on Friday, August 22 from 1:30pm-2:00pm.
Tune into WFDD (88.5) or you can listen online.
Seventy-five two-dimensional works of art and several alternates will be selected to represent the finest examples of pastel painting and drawing being produced by today’s visual artists.
The following prizes will be awarded:
BEST IN SHOW – $2,000 CASH AWARD
FOUR HONOR AWARDS: $500 Richeson Art Material Certificates
ONE UNISON PREMIUM PASTEL SURFACE AWARD: $500 Richeson Art Material
Certificates and the artwork will be featured in a Unison Premium Pastel Surface National Advertisement.
International Postmark Deadline November 15, 2008
Download the prospectus (pdf)
Here are some photos from the workshop with Luana Luconi Winner at the High Point Theater Art Galleries on Saturday, July 12. We had 12 participants and they all seemed to have a great experience.
The Sierra Pastel Society is proud to present its 7th International Art Exhibition, “Pastels on High,” October 5 to October 25, 2008 in El Dorado Hills, California. The judge and juror is Urania Christy Tarbet, a local and internationally recognized artist (and founder of the International Association of Pastel Artists, IAPS).
Best of show award is $1000 cash and total awards are now over $6000 in cash, merchandise, and nationally recognized artists’ workshop opportunities. Download a copy of the prospectus.
The deadline for slides or digital images is August 1st. Any questions, don’t hesitate to contact: Susan Levitsky.
Please notice that we are offering a 3-day plein air workshop by award-winning pastel artist Colleen K. Howe in conjunction with our Gala Awards Reception (on Saturday evening, October 11th), from October 9th through the 11th.
Sheryl Daniels had 2 paintings accepted into the Alabama Pastel Society National Show at the Soon Bok Lee Sellers Art Gallery in Birmingham, AL. The exhibit ran from June 4 to June 30.
Congratulations to Rebecca Margolese-Malin for having her painting “Bird at the Beach” chosen for the promotional post card. The Carrboro Gallery coordinator loved the whimsey and theme of this painting, and thought it was perfect for a summer show. If you have paintings in the Carrboro show, there are post cards available at the front desk area of the gallery that you can pick up and mail out to your list of contacts.
TO ALL – please join us at the Reception in Carrboro this coming Friday evening, July 11 from 6-9 PM!
Carolyn Molder had 2 paintings accepted into the Alabama Pastel Society National Show at the Soon Bok Lee Sellers Art Gallery in Birmingham, Al. The painting “Clumber Spaniel Puppy” was chosen for the “Terry Ludwig” merit award. This award now qualifies Carolyn for signature status with Alabama Pastel Society. The exhibit runs from June 4 to June 30.
The International Association of Pastel Societies website has a brand new look overall, with more emphasis on artwork and an easy method for people to find societies.
Please visit the site and take a look at our society’s information in the Member Societies listings, if you find anything that needs to be corrected, please send the information directly to Maggie Price.
They are working to determine ways the IAPS web site could be more useful to its member societies, and welcome your input and ideas.
Enjoy the new site!
PSNC member Sheryl Daniels had 2 pastels accepted into the Alabama Pastel Society Show at The Soon Bok Lee Sellers Art Gallery in Birmingham, AL. The show is running from June 4-30, 2008.