Nov 05 2015
Dec 28 2015
Call for Entries – Pikes Peak Pastel Society Statewide Pastel Exhibition 2015 presented by Pikes Peak Pastel Society at PPLD -Library 21c, Colorado Springs CO

Call for Entries – Pikes Peak Pastel Society Statewide Pastel Exhibition 2015

Presented by Pikes Peak Pastel Society at PPLD -Library 21c

Pikes Peak Pastel Society Statewide Pastel Exhibition 2015, at Library 21c, Colorado Springs, CO

Deadline for Registration: Mail entry form and check. Entries must be postmarked no later than October 1, 2015.

All artists who reside in Colorado, and who create original fine art in soft (dry) pastel, are invited to submit their artwork to our juried "Pikes Peak Pastel Society Statewide Pastel Exhibition 2015", to be held in November and December in Colorado Springs. We are excited to have as our venue, the innovative and spacious, new Library 21c, located at 1175 Chapel Hills Dr., on the northwest corner of Chapel Hills Dr. and Jamboree Dr.

We are fortunate to have award-winning artist Deborah Bays as our juror. She has been awarded Master Pastelist status by the Pastel Society of America, and her work has been featured in Southwest Art, The Pastel Journal, and The Artist's Magazine. One of her paintings is included in Pure Color: The Best of Pastel, published by North Light Books. Her work is represented by galleries on both coasts, as well as in Colorado.

Awards: Total $1,200 in cash, including: Best of Show: $500, First Place: $300, Second Place; $200, Third Place: $100, PSC Award: $50, and PPPS President's Award: $50. 10 Honorable Mentions, People's Choice, and Mayor's Award will receive ribbons.

Calendar of Events:

Thursday, October 1:        Registration Deadline: mail entry form and check; postmarked by Oct. 1

Monday, November 2:      Intake of Artwork at Library 21c, hand delivered (9am-12pm Noon); Judging (12pm-2pm); Pickup of Declined Work (2-3pm)

Thursday, November 5:    Opening Reception and Awards (5-8pm)

Tuesday, December 29:   Artwork Pickup (9am-12pm Noon)

How to Enter: The full prospectus and entry form are available to download on our website:, on our “Events & Exhibits” page:  Please read the prospectus and rules about eligibility before submitting entries. 

Up to 5 paintings may be submitted. Entry Fee: PPPS Members: Up to 3 – $30; 4 – $40; 5 – $50; Non-PPPS members: Up to 3 – $35; 4 – $45; 5 – $55

Registration Deadline: Mail entry form and fee. Entries must be postmarked no later than October 1, 2015. Intake of hand-delivered artwork is November 2, 2015. Note: Walk-in entries are welcome at the intake of artwork (November 2) – $20 per entry. Judging of the original artwork will be done on the day of intake, November 2.

Please plan to attend the Deborah Bays Pastel Workshop – October 23 & 24, 2015, at Library 21c in Colorado Springs. Sponsored by the Pikes Peak Pastel Society. More information coming soon.

Questions: Please call 719-598-1447, or email



Admission Info

FREE Admission to the exhibition

Dates & Times

2015/11/05 - 2015/12/28

Additional time info:

Library 21c Hours: Monday-Thursday: 9am-9pm; Friday & Saturday: 10am-6pm; Sunday: 1-5pm. Holidays & Closures (2015): Closes early, at 6pm: Wed., Nov. 25 (Thanksgiving Eve): Closed All Day: Thurs., Nov. 26 (Thanksgiving Day); Thurs., Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve); Fri., Dec., 25 (Christmas Day).

Location Info

PPLD -Library 21c

1175 Chapel Hills Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80920