JUDGE OF AWARDS: Mike Ray
Colorado artist, Mike Ray, will be the judge for the PSC 2021 Member Show. Mike is a
Master Signature Member of the Pastel Society of Colorado and an Associate Member of the Pastel Society of America.
According to Mike, “a painter’s journey is never over”. He says he can no longer remember a beginning and sees no end to his journey. It is a journey of seeing and then painting how he feels about what he sees. He is a product of the West.
Generations of ranchers, farmers, miners and loggers have shaped his passion for the western outdoors. He paints because it takes him to those places he loves. His quest is to share that love of painting contemporary Western America one painting at a time.
Mike is a local and national award winning artist with a degree in Fine Arts from Regis University. he is also a member of the Plein Air Artists of Colorado PAAC and a member of the American Impressionist Society of America.
The “Staying Connected” PSC Member Show is open to any pastel artist 18 years of age or older.
The PSC Policy includes:
-Original paintings only accepted
-No work from copyrighted images or photographs taken by anyone other than the submitting artist unless you have written permission from owner to use image.
-Duplicate paintings are not accepted and will be rejected
-If used in your painting, collage materials must be created by the artist
-All artwork must be at least 80% soft pastel
-Work done under supervision in a class or workshop or altered after a professional critique is not eligible
-Paintings must have been completed within the last two (2) years and not previously shown in any Pastel Society of Colorado exhibitions or in the Grand Valley area or at the Art Center
-Any paintings identified as shown previously in a PSC exhibition will remain in the exhibition and the artist will be suspended from the next two (2) PSC exhibitions.
-The painting will also not be eligible for any awards. If artwork in the show is not delivered then the artist will be prohibited from entering future PSC sponsored shows for two years.
-Entry to the Member Show “Staying Connected” gives the PSC permission to use the images for reference, printed materials and online postings, as well as future advertising.
Make sure your information and the artwork information is correct, as well as pricing. This information will be used for labels when hanging the show.
Up to two (2) paintings may be submitted at a fee of $35.00. The entry fee is non-refundable and paid at the time of entry.
Entry deadline: June 2, 2021
Enter online at the PSC site: www.pastelsocietyofcolorado.org/shows.php.
DIRECTIONS FOR ENTERING "STAYING CONNECTED":
Step 1: Go to PSC Show and Events page: www.pastelsocietyofcolorado.org/shows.php. Go to Staying Connected Show Listing. Download and print the complete prospectus.
Step 2: Hit the REGISTER AND PAY button at the bottom of STAYING CONNECTED listing.
Step 3: FILL OUT THE REGISTRATION FROM. This form is considered a contract and must be completed and accurately filled out with all requested information regarding the paintings and the artist. When filling out your submission information, please be sure all information is correct-including spelling, title and pricing of your paintings. No changes to this information will be accepted after submitting this form
Step 4: PREPARE YOUR IMAGES. The images must be formatted according to the following specifications:
-File Format: jpg (jpeg only)
-FILE DIMENSIONS; The image should be 1920 pixels on the longest side at 72 dpi, sRGB color space.
-Name the jpg file: The file must be labeled with SC. followed by the first four (4) letters of your last name, the first four (4) letters of your first name and the entry number (i.e., David Jones 1st entry - the image file would be SC.JONEDAVII.jpeg, the 2nd entry would be SC.JONEDAVI2.jpeg).
Step 5: BROWSE TO FIND YOUR IMAGES TO ATTACH THEM TO THE ENTRY FORM.
Step 6: SUBMIT THE FORM; (it will send your information to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Step 7: ENTER YOUR PAYMENT INFORMATION.
You agree that any paintings accepted into the show may be used for PSC advertising and marketing to promote the show and future shows.
Candy Tobin, Co-Chair, 970-640-3983
Susie Roehm, Co-Chair, 970-778-8044
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