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The Philadelphia Pastel Society

2nd Annual Members Exhibition

September 12 – October 9, 2021
Entry Deadline: July 1 · Entry Information
Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Gallery

The Philadelphia Pastel Society

2nd Annual Members Exhibition

$ 500 Award of Excellence
Total Awards in Excess of $ 1,0002

Selection of Artworks
The 2nd Annual Philadelphia Pastel Society Members Show will not be a juried show.
Each member can submit up to two pieces with a guaranteed acceptance of one
painting. If gallery space permits, additional pieces will be selected by the exhibition

Judge of Awards - Fred Danziger
Fred Danziger is a 1970 graduate of PAFA who went on to teach at the Art Institute of Philadelphia and PAFA for over 40 years (still teaching today via ZOOM). He has had over 20 solo shows and been involved in over 100 group shows. His work has been collected by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art – Museum of American Art, The Woodmere Art Museum, and the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, to name a few. Representation of Fred’s work includes the Sherry French Gallery (NYC), the James Gallery (Pittsburgh), the Rodger LaPelle Gallery (Philadelphia), the F.A.N. Gallery (Philadelphia) and Gallery 222 (Malvern). He exhibited his personal collection of works by 118 artists at Gallery 222 in January 2021, and the show then went on tour to Pittsburgh. Fred won an Emmy in 2018 for his illustrations featured on History Making Productions “Before Hollywood: Philadelphia and the Birth of the Movies”.


Brunswick Diner, oil, 34” x 48”

Cedar Park, oil, 32” x 44”

Exhibition Calendar 2021

  • Open For Submissions May 1, 2021
  • Submissions Close -  July 1, 2021
  • Email Notification - August 9, 2021
  • Drop Off - September 8, 2021 noon-6 pm
  • Exhibition Opens - September 12, 2021
  • Awards Reception - September 12, 2021 3-5 pm
  • Exhibition Closes - October 9th, 2021
  • Pick Up Artwork - October 11th, 2021 10 am to 5 pm

Open to current members, 18 years of age or older, of the Philadelphia Pastel Society. Membership dues must be paid in full prior to entering the 2021 Members Exhibition. “Paid in Full” means that your annual dues of $45 are paid through December 31, 2021. A non-refundable Entry Fee entitles the member to enter 2 paintings. There will be a guaranteed acceptance of one of your submissions, with the possibility of both being accepted.

Members Non-Refundable Entry Fee $ 35.00

For Philadelphia Pastel Society membership information and pricing, go to

Submissions to the exhibition will be made through the online submission program EntryThingy. Current members can submit up to two pieces of art and pay the non-refundable entry fee with either PayPal or a credit card. A link to EntryThingy will be provided through the PPS website.

Digital Image Preparation:

  • Digital image should depict the painting only; no mat or frame.
  • All entries must be in jpg format with a resolution of at least 300 dpi.
  • Image size should be 1200 to 1950 pixels on the longest side.
  • There should be a maximum file size of 5MB and a minimum of 2MB.
  • Save your jpg file for your preferred acceptance piece as follows:
    • FirstName_LastName_1_ArtworkTitle.jpg
    • Use the same format for your second piece i.e.
      FirstName_LastName_2_ArtWork Title.jpg.

Eligible Work: The following entry requirements will apply to this exhibit.

  • Artists must be at least 18 years of age or older.
  • All entries must have been created in the last 3 years (2018 or later).
  • Your entry must not have been done under teacher supervision: either in a class or a workshop, or from a DVD or book. Photo reference must have been taken by the entrant or the entrant must have been granted permission by the photographer to use the aforementioned photo.
  • All work must be in soft pastel with at least 80% of the final surface in soft pastel. No oil pastels.
  • All work must be framed, wired and ready to hang. No saw tooth hangers or clip frames allowed. If the work is matted, the mat must be white or off white. For double mats, the liner should be no more than ¼” wide.5
  • Size restrictions for framed work: maximum outside frame width 40”/maximum outside frame height 40”.
  • Once an entry has been accepted through EntryThingy, there can be no substitutions.
  • Once an entry has been submitted, there are no price changes allowed. Be sure to price your work accordingly, factoring in a commission rate of 40%.
  • Once accepted, work cannot be withheld from the exhibition under penalty of exclusion from future PPS exhibits.
  • Paintings of the nude figure are acceptable.
  • All art work must be for sale. Wayne Art Center will retain 40% of the retail sales price and/or 40% from any commissioned sales resulting from this exhibition. The artist will receive the remaining 60% within 30 days of the close of the exhibition.
  • Work previously exhibited in a PPS exhibition is not eligible.

Follow these steps to enter:

  • On your device, go to the PPS website at philadelphiapastelsociety.org.
  • Follow the submission link which will take you into EntryThingy.
  • If you have used EntryThingy for other exhibitions, use your existing User ID and
    Password to log in.
  • If you are new to EntryThingy, create a User ID and Password.
  • Follow entry instructions and upload your artwork.
    EntryThingy’s “entry instructions" will ask a number of questions. Here are some suggested answers for some of the questions (not all of the questions):
    • Description of Work (media, technique, etc.)
      “Soft pastel on sanded paper”
    • Title
      “The title of your work”
    • Dimensions
      Painting size including frame and mat. See size restrictions.
    • Material
      “Soft Pastel” or “soft pastel on Uart Panel”
    • Price
      “Your selling price” (All works must be for sale)
    • Year
      “The year the painting was completed - must be 2018 or later”
  • Pay for your submission either through PayPal or a credit card.
  • Your submission is completed upon entering your payment.
  • Print out a copy of your submission for your records.

Email Notification:
On or about August 9, 2021, an email notification will be sent out listing your accepted entry (or entries). For those members who entered two pieces, they may receive a separate email with notification that one entry was not accepted. These email notifications will be generated through EntryThingy. Look for both emails, unless the email you have received lists both (if you have submitted 2) pieces of art as accepted. The email will include the entry ID and title of each painting submitted.

Conditions for Accepted Work
All work must be framed, wired and ready to hang – saw tooth hangers will not be accepted. If matted only white mats are acceptable. A thin colored liner mat may be used when double matting. Glass or plexiglass are acceptable. Framing must be professional in appearance with clean mats and no visible damage to frame, glass or plexiglass. The back of the painting must be secured tightly and sealed when possible. PPS reserves the right to review all hand delivered entries for conformance to the specifications outlined herein and reserves the right to reject any work which does not conform to entry requirements and/or does not match the accepted digital entry.

Wayne Art Center will retain 40% of the retail sales price and/or 40% of any sale resulting from this exhibition. The artist will receive 60% within 30 days of the close of this exhibition.

All reasonable care will be taken in handling your work; however, Philadelphia Pastel Society does not assume responsibility for damage or loss, whatever the cause, nor do they carry insurance for submitted work. The Wayne Art Center will insure your works for the duration of the exhibition.

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