Competitions & Contests

MidAtlantic Pastel Society

Entry Dates 2024-09-21T10:00:00+00:00 - 2024-06-21T10:00:00+00:00 59 Days Left


MidAtlantic Pastel Society
ANNUAL JUDGED SHOW, "Expressions in Pastels"
Show Dates: September 27-November 22, 2024
Presented by the Louisa Arts Center, 212 Fredericksburg Ave, PO Box 2119, Louisa, VA  23093

Artwork by Joan Dreicer
June 21: Online registration and image upload period begins: Submit contact information and images, by clicking register and apply above. If you experience difficulties, please contact us at:
September 21: 9-11am—Drop off art. (NOTE: In-person drop-offs only. We do not have the ability to handle shipped artwork. Please complete the online registration process in advance.
September 27: 6-8pm—Opening Reception
November 22: 6-7pm—Closing. Art removal begins.
November 22: 6-7 pm OR November 23: 9-11am—Art Pick-Up
User video tutorial is at the bottom of this page.
Once you have created your account a Video Tutorial is at top of User Dashboard.
Submit JPG images online. Here are tips for taking photos of your art:
Users can upload the following image based file types as long as they are under 4mb file size: JPEGs or PNGs
This exhibition is only open to the MidAtlantic Pastel Society artists.
All submitted artwork must be original. No reproductions accepted. All artwork must not have appeared in a previous show at the Louisa Arts Center.
TWO (2) pieces of art may be entered per artist.
All 2-D (to include drawing, painting, collage, photography, low relief, etc.) artwork must be framed in a professional manner and ready to hang from picture molding (ie. screw eyes, hanging rings, brackets, wire, etc. on both sides on back of the work). NO saw tooth hangers.
Attach a tag to the back of EACH artwork with the following information:
a. Name of Artist
b. Title of Art
c. Medium
d. Price or Not for Sale (NFS)
e. Dimensions
Artwork is not required to be for sale, but if for sale and sold, the Center will retain a 30% commission of the price listed by the artist. Set the price of the artworks taking the commission into consideration. The artist shall contact the Arts Center and remit 15% of the sale price of any item, which is purchased by an Arts Center client or referral from opening night to 365 days later.
Physical artwork must be delivered between 9am-11am Saturday, September 21 following the online submission process with uploaded images. Due to lack of storage space, art may not be left at the Center prior to the scheduled drop-off date. NOTE: we cannot accept shipped artwork. In-person drop-offs only.
The Center reserves the right to reject from exhibition artworks accepted by MidAtlantic Pastel Society due to content, inability to install the work (ie. improper hanging hardware), or work not ready to be hung (ie. wet painting, non-protected charcoal/pastels, etc).
Artists are responsible for checking their email account for notifications.
Artwork is required to remain on display until the end of the show.
After the close of the show, artwork must be picked up at end of the closing or on the Saturday morning following the closing. NOTE: We don't have the facilities to accept or return shipped art. Any shipped artwork cannot be return shipped and will be considered an in-kind donation for our annual fundraiser. Artwork left at the Center for more than two weeks after the close of this show will become the property of the Center and considered an in-kind donation to the Annual Silver Tie Gala fundraising event. Please call us if there are extenuating circumstances.
By submitting artwork for entry and upon acceptance, the artist agrees to allow work to be shown and reproduced for publicity purposes.
The Louisa Arts Center takes every precaution to protect entries from damage and loss; however the artwork is NOT insured by the Center.
Participating Artists agree to hold the Louisa Arts Center harmless and to indemnify the Louisa Arts Center against all claims resulting from losses.
Thank you for your submission(s).
We appreciate your time and effort and hope you will consider future submissions.
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