September 12 – October 9, 2021
Entry Deadline: July 1 · Entry Information
Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Gallery
$ 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 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:
Eligible Work: The following entry requirements will apply to this exhibit.
Follow these steps to enter:
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.