Pikes Peak Pastel Society presents
Color in Quarantine
A National Exhibit
We invite all artists who reside in the US, and who create original fine art in soft (dry) pastel to submit their artwork to our juried Pikes Peak Pastel Society National Pastel Exhibition: Color in Quarantine. Entries to this exhibit begin on June 15, 2020 and end on August 15, 2020. Artwork selected by the juror into the exhibition will be shown in the online exhibition hosted by Onlinejuriedshows.com beginning on September 11, 2020, ending on October 30, 2020. Entries juried into the show will be shown and offered for sale on onlinegalleryshows.com and also be shown here.
Entries are open to all artists who paint using soft pastel. (80% of the piece entered must be soft (dry) pastel; no oil pastels.)
There is no limit to the size of the painting but the artist must be willing to ship the painting safely and securely if it sells. No nudes, giclée prints, or digital artwork; no works created under supervision (workshop or class) are eligible.
Artwork may be displayed with frames and light, neutral mats; no colored mats allowed. Frames and/or mats are not required. Artwork displayed in any previous PPPS juried exhibitions is not eligible. All work must have been created in the last two years. Artwork must be original – no work copied from published work, copyrighted images or photos taken by anyone other than the artist without permission.
Selection is not guaranteed. The juror has the final decision and reserves the right to reject any piece. Art work will not be removed during the course of the exhibit. No substitutions will be allowed after jurying process is complete.
Entry fees are $35 for up to 3 paintings for PPPS members. Entry fees for nonmembers are $50 for up to 3 paintings.
All entries must be for sale. 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 and 7% to Pikes Peak Pastel Society. The artist will receive the remaining after the show closes.
Shipping Sold Items
By entering artwork in this show, the artist agrees to ship any items that sell through the show directly to the purchaser within one week upon the conclusion of the show. The artist agrees to ship such items safely and securely in a manner where receipt of the item is documented by the entity executing the shipping (e.g., United States Postal Service, Federal Express, United Parcel Service, etc.) at the sole expense of the artist. Sale prices should take shipping costs into account.
Entering Your Images
Entry for all artwork will be at OnlineJuriedShows.com. Entry form must be filled out in its entirety, including unframed dimensions (or size), framed dimensions (if applicable; if not known, estimate it), medium, and price. List sizes up to the nearest half inch. Submitted images must not include matting or frame. Crop the photos to include only the artwork. Be sure your images are right side up.
For best results, make sure your image is 1920 pixels @72 dpi on the longest side. Images should be in JPEG format, sRGB color space. Help in photographing your work and properly sizing your images can be found at: www.OnlineJuriedShows.com/help.aspx. If you need help entering your images or are unable to, please email Help@OnlineJuriedShows.com.
$500 in cash: Best of Show: $250; 1st Place: $150; 2nd Place: $100. Two Honorable Mentions and the People’s Choice Award will receive ribbons.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Opening date for submitting work online: Monday, June 15, 2020
Closing date for submitting work: Monday, August 17, 2020
Notifications will be sent out: by Monday, September 8, 2020
Exhibition Opens Online: Friday, September 11, 2020
Exhibition closes: Friday, October 30, 2020
Shipping of Sold Items: No later than Friday, November 6, 2020
Pikes Peak Pastel Society reserves the right to use images of entries for publicity with credits to the artist.
We are very excited to have Lorenzo Chavez, pastel and oil artist of Parker, Colorado as our juror.
Lorenzo Chavez was born in New Mexico. His inherited connection to the colorful and historic Southwest as well as seeing the Taos Society of Artists works as a young boy was the catalyst for his art career. He graduated with honors from the Colorado Institute of Art in 1983 and continued his art education at the newly founded Arts Students League of Denver starting in 1987. Lorenzo and his wife Dolores currently live in Parker, Colorado.
Chavez has been an active professional fine artist for 35 years He participates in many national invitational group exhibitions including the Pastel Society of America at The National Arts Club in New York City, Artists of America Show in Denver, Plein Air Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibitions, Albuquerque Art Museum, Gilcrease Museum, Butler Art Museum, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, The Brinton Museum, The Booth Museum, The Yellowstone Art Museum , Buffalo Bill Art Museum, The Steamboat Art Museum, The Taos Art Museum, The Laguna Art Museum, Cape Cod Art Museum, The Leigh Yawke Museum, Hockaday Art Museum Montana, Yellowstone Art Museum, Colorado History Museum, Artist of the West Exhibitions- Featured Artist Pioneer Museum Colorado Springs, A.R.Mitchell Museum, Coors Western Art Show in Denver, Trailside Galleries, Legacy Gallery and Settlers West Gallery, Blue Rain Gallery, Invitationals. In addition, he was featured in a successful on-man show at the C.M. Russell Museum. He has participated successfully in several C.M. Russell Art Auctions and Coeur d’Alene Art Auctions. His work is featured in articles in Southwest Art, Artists of the West, Pastel Journal, American Artist and Art-Talk. Books include, Pure Pastel 1&2, Pratique de Arts France, Colorado Landscapes.
2-Day Artist Retreat and Workshop
lead by Desmond O’Hagan
September 25 – 26, 2020
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join us for a 2-day idyllic painting experience on a 67 acre private location high above lovely
Colorado Springs. This event will be an excellent opportunity for pastel and oil painters
to learn from master painter, Desmond O’Hagan.
Desmond will lecture and demonstrate in both oils and pastels and will provide one-on-one instruction
to all participants. Participants may work in either oil or pastels each day.
There will be opportunities for plein air sketching during lunch breaks each day, weather permitting.
Our location affords expansive views of Colorado Springs and and Garden of the Gods.
The setting will afford participants social distancing while creative an environment
for learning from each other. Lunch will be provided each day.
Our protocols will be in compliance state Covid-19 guidelines applicable at the time.
Pikes Peak Pastel Society Members: $250
“CAPTURING LIGHT: interpreting values and shapes”
This two-day course will include the following:
- A slide presentation and lecture on painting in pastels and oils including people, still lifes, interiors, urbanscapes, and landscapes.
- Discussions on painting materials, surfaces, developing your painting style, and working methods unique to pastels and oils.
- Demos emphasizing composition, color, and technique.
- Daily individual critiques of students’ paintings in progress.
Additional topics explored include solving common painting problems, experimenting with new approaches to painting, working from photographs, framing pastels and oils, and tips on photographing interiors and people for reference material. This course is designed for each student to work at his/her own pace while enjoying the experience of painting with pastels and or oils. Daily demonstrations.
Set of soft pastels with a good variety of dark, medium, and light colors (no oil pastels or nu pastels). The brands Desmond uses are Unison, Rembrandt, Sennelier, and Jack Richeson soft pastels. If interested (but not necessary for the workshop), Desmond designed a pastel set for Jack Richeson Co. called Desmond O’Hagan Essential Pastels which can be purchased at Dakota Arts and Judson Art Outfitters.
Also bring a drop cloth, pastel paper of choice (not too heavily sanded), easel, drawing board support for pastel paper, and photographs from which to work.
If working in oils, the colors Desmond uses are Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue, Viridian, Burnt Sienna, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red Light, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Yellow Light, and Titanium White. Please use water soluble oils or have odorless thinner for painting.
Please bring a good variety of photographs including figurative, landscape, urbanscape, etc. Lastly, please bring two medium thick point magic markers (black and medium grey) and a few sheets of regular white paper.
Space is limited. $100 deposit will save your place.
Remainder of the fee is due by August 25, 2020.
The $100 deposit is 80% ($80) refundable until August 25, 2020.
After August 25 no refunds will be made.
Payment is due by August 25, 2020.
Please make checks payable to: PPPS, or Pikes Peak Pastel Society.
For additional information, contact Margie Miller at email@example.com.
Download a pdf of the workshop details and a Registration Form HERE to print and mail to:
Pikes Peak Pastel Society
PO Box 2443
Colorado Springs, CO 80901-2443
Attn: Margie Miller/Workshop
You can also register by using PayPal here:
Desmond O’Hagan Biography
Desmond O’Hagan was born in Wiesbaden, Germany and was raised in the United States. He enjoys working in a variety of media, but his primary focus is pastels and oils. Constantly challenging himself has translated into a fulfilling career in fine art encompassing several one-man shows and participation in group exhibitions in the United States, Japan, China, and France. O’Hagan was recently awarded Eminent Pastelist status with the International Assoc. of Pastel Societies. He is a Master Pastelist with the Pastel Society of America and is listed in Who’s Who in American Art. O’Hagan has won several awards at the Pastel Society of America’s annual shows in New York City. He has also won the George Innes, Jr. Memorial Award from the Salmagundi Club. At the 1999 International Association of Pastel Societies Exhibition held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, O’Hagan was awarded the Prix’d Pastel Award (Best of Show). In May of 2005, he was inducted into the IAPS “Masters Circle”. His art has been the subject of feature articles in numerous magazines including “The Pastel Journal“ (December 2010, May/ June 2003), “American Art Collector” (August 2008, May 2007), “International Artist” (February 2001), “The Artist’s Magazine” (May 2005, September 1995 and 2001), “U.S. Art Magazine” (September 2002), “Southwest Art” magazine (February 2004, April 2002, and November 1987), “American Artist” (December 1989), “Artists and Illustrators” (England, October 1998), “Gekkan Bijyutsu Art Magazine” (Japan, May 1998), and United Airlines’ “Hemispheres” magazine (January 1996). O’Hagan’s paintings have also been featured in several books including Rockport Publisher’s, The Best of Oil Painting and The Best of Pastel, Quarry Books’ The Best of Pastel 2, and Painting with Pastels by Maggie Price. His art is in public and private collections in the United States, Japan, Canada, and Europe. O’Hagan’s paintings are represented by galleries in Denver, Colorado, Charleston, South Carolina, and Santa Fe, New Mexico.