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National Show

PSNM has held a national juried exhibition annually since 1991. Over the years the show has come to be regarded as one of the best in the nation, attracting artists from states across the country, as well as Canada and Europe.

Judges and Jurors have included many of the best known pastel artists working today.

Dates for 25th Annual National Pastel Painting Exhibition
October 29 - November 27, 2016
Judge: Casey Klahn

Jurors: Gil Dellinger, Jen Evenhus and Janis Krendick

MOST RECENT SHOW (Award Winning Paintings and Show Catalog)

PAST SHOWS (Award Winning Paintings)


The prospectus for the National Show is usually sent to members in May each year. Entry period begins June 1 and ends August 15. Online entry only. Prospectus will contain all details.

View National Show Chair Nicholas Tesluk's Video "Photographing Artwork and Preparing a Digital Entry" (18 minutes)
Digital Entry Step-by-Step (Adobe Acrobat Reader required)
Digital Photo Tips & Tricks(Adobe Acrobat Reader required)

Helpful Shipping Hints - For artists wanting information about shipping accepted paintings, click on this link to read an excellent article by PSNM Signature Member Michael Chesley Johnson which appeared in The Artist's Magazine.


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