ENTRY DEADLINE IS APPROACHING!
Hello PPPS Members!
I hope you have enjoyed some opportunities to paint this summer. And, if you need an incentive (or a deadline which always works for me!), consider entering your paintings in the PPPS national online show: “Color in Quarantine.” Submissions will be accepted through August 17 for this show posted on OnlineJuriedShows.com. The cost for members to enter is $35 for 3 paintings.
The paintings will be juried in and judged by Lorenzo Chavez, a Parker, Colorado artist. Lorenzo taught our hugely successful workshop last year. In addition to the opportunity to show your work and to offer it for sale, we are awarding $500 in prizes. The art will be shown online for purchase from September 11 to October 30. All entries must be for sale. For paintings that sell, payment will be made directly by the buyer to OnlineJuriedShows.com. A 20% commission will be withheld from each sale and distributed as follows: 13% to OnlineJuriedShows.com (which includes the 3% PayPal fee) and 7% to Pikes Peak Pastel Society. The artist will receive the remaining funds after the show closes. Be sure to build in shipping costs. Paintings do not need to be framed. For more details about entering, prizes, and dates, click here.
Our Desmond O’Hagan Workshop happening in September is full. You can be added to the wait list by contacting Margie Miller at email@example.com. If you paid the $100 to hold your spot, your balance is due by August 25. Visit Workshops to pay your balance with PayPal.
Finally, just a reminder that one of your member benefits is to have your art on our PPPS website. Take a look at our site to see the format and what other members have posted. You can include a photo of yourself, a short biography, and several paintings. To send your info and images or for more information, email Mary Sexton, our webmaster, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wishing you well in all your endeavors,
Ingrid Burnett, President
A Brief History of the
Pikes Peak Pastel Society
The Pikes Peak Pastel Society origin dates back to 1999 when a group of local Colorado Springs and Pueblo artists began seriously working in pastels under the mentorship and encouragement of Mariya Zvonkovich. PPPS was officially incorporated as a not-for-profit association in 2000.
The Mission is to promote, educate and encourage artistic excellence in soft pastel painting among its members within the community. Educational workshops, painting demonstrations and workshops, plein aire paint-outs, field trips to art exhibits and museums are all part of member meetings and special events.
Two pastel exhibitions are held annually, one for members only and one national juried exhibition. The Pikes Peak Pastel Society is a member of the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS).