You're Invited to Join Us for Our Annual Small Works Show


While many artists work in larger formats, some prefer to create smaller pieces as well. PSC offers a special show devoted to works of art that have an image size of 108 sq inches or smaller. These special pastel paintings make ideal gifts for special occasions or holidays, and are often the perfect choice for collectors with limited wall space, or just as collectibles. They are often more affordable, and therefore the perfect choice for new homes, housewarming gifts, or just that 'right personal touch' or memento. Our Small Works Show features these gems in a gallery setting, and is juried and judged for awards. It is a favorite show among our exhibiting artists, and a favorite of our audience and attendees as well. We have a reception on opening night, and the 2018 show will run for two months. As with all our PSC shows, entrance fees and sales commissions are filtered back into awards for the show.

The 2018 PSC Small Works Show Will be at Mary Williams Fine Art in Boulder, CO

PSC 2018 Small Works Show

Pastel Society of Colorado

Show Co-Chairs: Karen Spotts & Jeannette Stutzman


Mary Williams Fine Art, Boulder, CO from December 6 to January 31, 2018



Call for Entry Open September 21, 2018, Enter at

Deadline for Entries October 21, 2018, Midnight

Reception will be 5-8pm on December 6, 2018


Awards Judge/Juror: Dave Santillanes


2016 Small Works Show Awards Winners are Shown Below

From Our Juror & Awards Judge:

"I particularly enjoyed judging the exhibit and seeing the diversity of work created by the PSC membership. I’m really honored to be associated with such a talented group of artists.


Thoughts About the Show:

• It was nice to see such diversity of styles and overall quality in a pastel competition of small works.


• Some of the standards I generally use in judging a competition is to look for strong compositions and the effective use of color, value, shapes and edges, along with the technical application of the medium. Another standard, of course, is the communication of an emotion and/or personality of the subject.


• I would like to encourage everyone to paint often and paint what you enjoy. Don’t be limited by a photo…but, look beyond them to create something unique with your own personal style. Create visual excitement and energy with the use of bold strokes and an effective balance of light and dark shapes. Look for soft edges, effective light patterns, and developing a pleasing palette. Most of all, paint and have fun doing it!"



Mike Beeman, Juror & Judge of Awards

Best of Show


At the Feet of Angels
by Gary Huber

First Place


Foothills Farm
by Peter Heineman


Second Place


Red Grape

by Tracy Wilson


Third Place


Fernando Llama

by Jane Christie


Honorable Mentions

The Family by Cliff Austin

by Dawn Buckingham Goldsmith

Afternoon Light
by Jeannette Stutzman

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