Welcome to the PSC Online Show, Chroma


The PSC online show proudly presents our 2019 Online Show, Chroma. Our sincere thanks to our juror/judge Dawn Emerson for her careful consideration and expertise! 267 beautiful pastel paintings were submitted from the US, Israel, France and Taiwan.
Be sure to share the link to the online show with your friends and colleagues. As with all artwork sold through PSC shows, the commission collected by the organization is used to fund cash awards for artists in future exhibitions. Thank you for visiting our show featuring artists from around the world!


2019 Pastel Society of Colorado Online Show

Open to PSC Members & Non-Members
Show Co-Chairs: Sarah St. George & Jeannette Stutzman

August 16-October 16, 2019

Show Juror & Awards Judge: Dawn Emerson


Dawn grew up in Marblehead, Massachusetts. After graduating from Brown University with a BA in English/Minor in Art in 1977, she began a career in graphic design and illustration. She became a book designer and art director for an educational publisher in the Boston area, until leaving to head west with her young family and husband in 1985. It was in Salt Lake City she discovered a passion for teaching art to children, and she continued teaching in the public schools after moving to Central Oregon in 1991. In 1992 she discovered the medium of pastel, and began taking workshops with well known pastel artists Sheila Reiman, Harley Brown, Albert Handell, Sally Strand, and others. By 1997 she was winning major awards for her pastel work, writing articles for various art publications, and teaching her own workshops. Dawn has spent the past 26 years creating art, teaching, and experimenting in her Central Oregon studio to push the boundaries of the pastel medium. In 2008 Dawn was introduced to printmaking by mentor Pat Clark. Printmaking led to new and exciting directions for Dawn's art expression and inspired the writing of a book titled "Pastel Innovations" in 2017 by NorthLight Publishers. Three new dvds were also produced by NorthLight, making a total of 6 instructional dvds now available. Dawn's work has been exhibited in many national exhibits, and is available through the Mockingbird Gallery in Bend, OR. Dawn is sought after as an art judge, workshop instructor, and inspiring demonstrator. Her passion is to help people find their own voice with art and to continue to grow as an artist. Visit her website:

Best of Show


High Mesas, Abiquiu, NFS
by Shelley Howard

First Place


Expecting, $1200

by Bev Lee


Second Place


Door Series #2: Red Portal, $500
by Tracy Klinesteker



Third Place


Behrend's Ally, $450

by Dale Harding



Ludwig Award


Blue is the Color of My Dreams, NFS
by Jeri Greenberg


Honorable Mentions

Eating Out, NFS

by Yael Maimon

Creek Run, $1200
by Lorraine Trenholm

Eight or Nine Sheep, NFS
by Rita Kirkman

Stepping Softly, NFS
by Bernadette Decesare

Champagne Glasses, $1200
by Francois Malnati

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