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.
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:
Alfred Teddy Smith and Zsuzsi Roboz Prize The prize of £5,000 will be awarded to a young artist, aged 35 years or under, for traditional skills, used in an original way. All subject matter will be considered. The Judges will be encouraged to award the Prize to an artist who demonstrates a particular excellence in draughtsmanship and innovative thought. Pastels, oil pastels, charcoal, pencil, conte, sanguine, or any dry media are all acceptable. The award is to recognise Zsuzsi Roboz's enormous contribution to draughtsmanship.
Unison Colour Award - £500 for a young artist, aged 35 years or under, working in soft pastel
Derwent Sponsor's Award
Unison Colour Product Award
The Artist Magazine Award
Artists & Illustrators Magazine Award
The Pastel Society Young Artist Award
The Pastel Society Catalogue Awards
Faber Castell Award
The Annie Longley Award
Henri Roche Award