The Pastel Society seeks the best in contemporary dry media, combining traditional skills with creative originality
If your registration numbers are not listed, your work has not been accepted on this occasion.
Collection of unaccepted work: Thursday 11 January, 10am - 5pm
Acceptance notification: Tuesday 9 January, 12 noon
Collection of unaccepted work: Thursday 11 January, 10am to 5pm
Exhibition open: Tuesday 20 February, 10am to 5pm
Exhibition closes: Saturday 3 March, 3pm
Collection of unsold work: Thursday 8 March, 10am to 5pm
Any artist over 18 may submit.
Acceptable media: Pastels, oil pastels, charcoal, pencil, conte, sanguine, or any dry media.
Submission fee: £15 per work (£10 per work for artists aged 35 or under).
Work must have been completed during the twelve months prior to the exhibition and not have been exhibited elsewhere.
Maximum of six works submitted. Maximum of four works selected.
Works should not be larger than 2.4m along the longest dimension.
All work must be for sale. Minimum price: £300.
Works should be delivered without any protective packaging as this cannot be retained.
The gallery will not be responsible for wrapping works or providing wrapping materials for any works being returned.
Please note that selectors' decisions are final and we are unable to offer feedback.
Artists from outside the UK may need to register for VAT, please check with HM Revenue and Customs: https://www.gov.uk
Artists sending work from abroad should use a picture carrier. Many artists use Picture Post as they offer a packing and delivery service for our exhibitions (we do not accept any liability for their services). Picture Post - Tel: 0044 (0)1302 711011 / Mobile: 07833 450788 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Prizes & Awards (subject to confirmation)
There are a number of prizes and awards available to win, including:
Derwent Award - £1,000 worth of products
Alfred Teddy Smith and Zsuzsi Roboz Prize - A major award of £5,000, bequeathed by distinguished member of The Pastel Society, Zsuzsi Roboz (1939-2012), presented to a young artist, aged 35 or under, for traditional skills used in an original way. Pastels, oil pastels, charcoal, pencil, conte, sanguine, or any dry media are all acceptable.
Annie Longley Award - £250
The Artist Magazine Award - Feature article
Artists & Illustrators Award - Feature article
Caran d'Ache Award - Product prize
Frank Herring & Sons Award - Product prize
Henri Roche Award - Product prize
The Pastel Society Young Artist Award - £200
The Pastel Society Catalogue Award: First & Second Prize - featured image
The Pastel Society Visitors' Choice Award - £250 worth of Derwent vouchers
Royal Talens Award - Product prize
Schmincke Award - Product prize
Unison Member Award - Set of 72 pastels
Unison Non-member Award - Set of 72 pastels
Unison Young Artist Award - £500
West Design / Faber Castell Award - Product prize