The PSC Annual Member Show...
Each year, the PSC schedules a pastel show for which only its members are eligible. Alternating annually between a Front Range and a Western Slope venue, the Members Show provides visitors with a chance to view paintings by new members and anticipate seeing work by well-known and highly acclaimed professionals. The opening reception is a festive occasion where artists and visitors mingle with enthusiasm and celebrate the success of those whose paintings are selected for awards by the show’s judge.
The 2021 PSC Member Show
August 4, 2021 to August 27, 2021
Western Colorado Center for the Arts
1803 North 7th Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501
Pastel Society of Colorado
Open to Current PSC Members Only
Show Co-Chairs: Susie Safranek & Candy Tobin
Entry Form is posted at
Awards Judge: Mike Ray
Congratulations to Our 2020 Awards Winners!
BEST OF SHOW
Sarah St. George
Beware of the Dog, 10x20, $850
"Great use of Design, leading the eye into the focal point. Use of Texture & handling of Pastels. 2nd piece was also good needed that Shadow area, Sunlit area to help create dynamics."
The Brunch Club, 15x22, $2800
"Great Design, nice use of Complimentary Colors, Spatial Relationships with light and dark. Wonderful use of Pastel, Expressive but in sync.
ONE Problem, Consider your surface, there was a line in the middle of the image. (looked like 2 pieces brought together).
That almost cost this ranking, BUT, the 2nd entry was also strong, (BINGO)."
Gem Lake (RMNP), 20x16, $1250
"Both Fairly strong pieces. Very similar approach with each piece good design. CONCENTRATE on Color & Values, find shadows and dynamics making for a stronger painting. The Cliff Piece was nice, needed stronger contrast between sunlit area and Shadowed area."
Middle Fork Afternoon, 9x12, $800
"Great design, wonderful use of dynamics, leading the eye throughout; Nice use of Pastels."
Meadow Aspens, 18x14, $1200
"Another great use of design and working with pastels in an expressive manner. Both pieces were this persons signature style which sets them apart."
End of Day
Singing the Blues
Caressing the Mesa
The Chalk Artist