PSC Mile High
International Pastel Exhibition


The PSC sponsors its highly competitive Mile High International Pastel Exhibition at a venue in the Denver Metropolitan region every year. Over 100 exceptional pastel paintings are selected by a nationally-recognized juror and judge from at least 300 highly competitive entries. The resulting show is an opportunity for artists to win up to $4000 in awards, art connoisseurs to expand their collections, and the public to enjoy the shimmering colors of pastels throughout the shows 4 – 8 week duration. The breadth of subjects, styles, and skills found only in pastel paintings at their best are captured in the show's beautiful catalogue. 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.

The 2020 Mile High International will be at
Mary Williams Fine Arts, 5311 Western Ave #112, Boulder, CO 80301

PSC 2020 Mile High International Pastel Exhibition

Pastel Society of Colorado

Judge of Awards: Kim Lordier

Show Co-Chairs: Sandy Marvin & Norbert Nagel


Show Dates: October 1 - 31, 2020

Location: Mary Williams Fine Arts

5311 Western Ave #112, Boulder, CO 80301


Click this link to download a pdf file of the 2019 PSC Mile High National Pastel Exhibition Catalog

To purchase paintings during the exhibition, please contact
Chris Stevens at
the Curtis Center for the Arts


Images from the 2019 Mile High Exhibition at Curtis Center for the Arts

2019 Mile High National Pastel Exhibition Awards

Best of Show -$1200 cash+ Southwest Art Award of Excellence
+ UArt Award of Excellence + Miscellaneous

Marcie Cohen, A Patch of Snow


1st  Place-$800 cash + Cheap Joe’s Award of Excellence + Miscellaneous

Diane Fechenbach, Flight of Angels


2nd Place-$600 cash + Miscellaneous

Cheryl Browder, Evening Light


3rd Place-$400 cash + Miscellaneous

Leslie Trujillo-Batts, Party of One


E. Mowry Poetic Landscape Award-$500cash

Norbert Nagel, Witches Broom


Great American Artworks Holy Cow Award-$429 Gift Certificate

Mike Ray, Garage at Domenico


Royal Talens Award of Excellence - $366.90 Rembrandt Pastel Set

Mark Brockman, Among the Cottonwood


Terry Ludwig Pastels Award - $350 GC

Rita Kirkman, Golden


Heilman Designs Award of Excellence - $250 GC

Lydia Pottoff, View to the Winds



Jack Richeson Award of Excellence - $200 GC

Xenia Sease, Winter Evening Light


Blick Art Materials Award of Excellence - $200 GC

Renee Mullis, Lucky Seven


Honorable Mention-$100 cash + misc.

Becky Johnson, July Evening


Honorable Mention-$100 cash + misc.

Sarah St. George, Faded Grace


Honorable Mention-$100 cash + misc.

Katherine Irish, Momentary Splendor


Honorable Mention-$100 cash + misc.

Tracy Wilson, Serenitea


Honorable Mention-$100 cash + misc.

Carey Pelto, Enough


Award of Merit - Dakota Pastels $150 Pochade Box

Nancee Sebenaler, Momentary Splendor

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