The Pastel Society 2018 Exhibition

The Pastel Society seeks the best in contemporary pastel and dry media, combining traditional skills with creative originality.  Artists are invited to submit works for exhibition alongside members of The Pastel Society at their Annual Exhibition 2018.

How to Submit:

ALL work must be submitted online. Pre-selection from online entries will take place, after which pre-selected entries should be delivered to Mall Galleries, London, for final selection:

  • Upload images of work at http://mallgalleries.oess.uk between Monday 31 July and Friday 3 November 2017, 12noon [Note: Images must be in JPEG format and under 5MB]
  • Check http://mallgalleries.oess.uk on Friday 10 November, from 12 noon, to see if your work has been pre-selected
  • If pre-selected, deliver your work on Saturday 6 January 2018, 10am - 5pm, to Mall Galleries, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5BD
  • Check www.mallgalleries.org.uk on Tuesday 9 January, from 12 noon, to see if your work has been accepted to the exhibition
  • If unaccepted, collect your work from Mall Galleries, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5BD on Thursday 11 January, 10am - 5pm

Important Dates:

  • Submission opens: Monday 31 July 2017, 12 noon
  • Submission closes: Friday 3 November, 12 noon
  • Pre-selection notification: Friday 10 November, 12 noon [Log in to see if your work has been pre-selected]
  • Receiving Day (if pre-selected only): Saturday 6 January 2018, 10am - 5pm
  • Acceptance notification: Tuesday 9 January, 12 noon
  • Collection of unaccepted work: Thursday 11 January, 10am - 5pm
  • Exhibition open: Tuesday 20 February, 10am - 5pm
  • Exhibition closes: Saturday 3 March, 3pm
  • Collection of unsold work: Thursday 8 March, 10am - 5pm

    Conditions:

  • 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.

    Artists who are not resident in the UK but are resident in the EU or elsewhere are welcome to submit work. If your work is sold at the exhibition you have a responsibility to register and account for UK VAT with H.M. Revenue & Customs. Artists without a UK residence (known as 'NETPs' - non-established taxable persons) can find further details on 'NETP' status and how to register for VAT at www.hmrc.gov.uk (HM Revenue & Customs Reference: Notice 700/1, Mar 2014) under the heading 'Should I be registered for VAT?' Please note: the registration process can take up to 4 weeks. Please address any questions you may have to the VAT Helpline on tel. no. 0300 200 3700 or Outside UK: +44 2920 501 261.

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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
  • Contemporary Arts Trust Award
  • Jackson's Award - A full set of Handmade Soft Pastels in a wooden box (200 Pastels)
  • Unison Colour Product Award
  • Daler-Rowney Award
  • Royal Talens/Rembrandt Award
  • The Artist Magazine Award
  • Artists & Illustrators Magazine Award
  • The Pastel Society Young Artist Award
  • PS Catalogue Award 1st & 2nd Prize for a Non Member
  • Schmincke Award
  • Caran d'Ache Award
  • Faber Castell Award
  • Frank Herring & Sons Award
  • The Annie Longley Award
  • Henri Roche Award

 

Call for Entries

Featured Artist

Margaret Glass
Sunlit Canal

 ' Sunlit Canal  '
by
Margaret Glass

Margaret Glass PS

Biographical Details:

1950 Born on 13 April
1970 Started to regularly exhibit at Provences.
Paintings accepted into the open exhibitions of the Royal Society of Marine Artists, Pastel Society, Society of Women Artists and Royal Academy
1975 Elected an Associate Member of the Societe des Artists Francais
1980 Elected a Member of the Pastel Society
1984 Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
1986 Elected a Member of the Societe des Pastellistes de France
1991 Invited to teach in Paris for the Societe des Pastellistes de France
1992 Awarded the title Maitre Pastellist
1993 Elected Vice President of the Societe des Pastellistes de France (UK)

Artist’s Statement

Light has always facinated Margaret. A landscape transformed by the sunsire or light reflected on water inspire her to paint. In her work she wants to point to god the creator, and for people to stop ad wonder at the beauty all around us.

Societies:

Member – The Pastel Society.

Other Societies:

MEMBER SOCIETE des PASTELLISTES de FRANCE

Method of Working:

Margaret works in both pastels and oils. Her pastel technique is the same as the oil painting process, working from dark to light. She paints on abrasive paper that enables me to build up layers of pastel without overloading the tooth of the paper. She sees this as a painting medium rather than a drawing medium that uses line with colour. In her oils she rarely uses any medium, working thin to thick and painting wet on wet. She works from life or from photographs as our weather is so unpredictable! She tends not to sketch first but work immediately on the painting, solving problems as she goes.

Awards:

W H Patterson Prize, Pastel Society, 2002 and 2006

Other Exhibitions:

2006 Featured Artist, Festival International du Pastel, Feytiat, France
1999 Guest Exhibitor, Salon National du Pastel, Paris, France
1996 ‘Solo Exhibition of Oils’, Phoenix Gallery, Lavenham, Suffolk
1996 ‘Solo Exhibition’, City Gallery, London
1989 ‘Solo Exhibition’, Paris, France
1983- Regular solo exhibitions at Phoenix Gallery, Lavenham, Suffolk
1982 ‘Solo Exhibition’, Buffalo, New York, USA

Publications:

Various articles over the years for ‘The Artist’, ‘Leisure Painter’ and ‘Pastel International’. I have also contributed illustrations of my work and painting technique in various ‘how to paint’ publications.

Website:

 http://www.margaretglass.com/ 

     


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