The PSC Signature Member Show


The PSC’s Signature Members Pastel Show is open only to artists who have attained Signature or Master Signature status in the PSC. Expectations for the Signature Show are extremely high due to the accomplishments of its contributors, which include award-winning skills, nationally accepted experience, and creative vision. Qualifying artists have been juried into and won awards in a designated number of regional, state, national or international pastel exhibitions. They have also demonstrated leadership in the PSC by serving as a board member or officer, teaching or chairing a workshop, or giving a presentation or demonstration in members meetings or other official gatherings. For this reason, visitors to the Signature Show describe it as provocative, awe-inspiring, and a not-to-be-missed experience for all who appreciate the fine arts. 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 2022
PSC Signature Member Show
at Bitfactory Gallery,
Sante Fe Drive, Denver, CO

Oct/Nov 2022

Desmond O'Hagan was born in Wiesbaden, Germany, and was raised in the United States. He has been professionally painting for 30 years and resides in Denver, Colorado, where he devotes his time to his art in oils and pastels, and traveling throughout the world.


He has long been considered one of the leading urbanscape artists in the world. In the field, he has won many major awards for his artwork – including:

Southwest Art Magazine's Award of Excellence

International Assoc. of Pastel Societies' Prix'd Pastel Award

IAPS Juried Show's The Maggie Price Award for Excellence

Colorado Governor’s Invitational Art Show Award of Merit 2020, 2019, 2018

Awards at the Pastel Society of America's Annual Shows in New York City:

Mrs. Pearl Kalikow Award

Hudson Valley Art Association Award

Connecticut Pastel Society Award


He has also won the George Innes, Jr. Memorial Award from the Salmagundi Club, and the Top Five Plein Air Paintings Award at the "Altitude & Attitude" Exhibition in Denver, Colorado.


For years, his artwork has been selected for inclusion in a number of prestigious exhibitions across America including Denver Rotary Club's "Artists of America", Colorado Governor's Invitational Art Show, The Pastel Society of America (NYC), and the Salmugundi Club in New York City.


Mr. O'Hagan has also been invited to exhibit artwork in Japan, China, Canada, and France.


Mr. O’Hagan is a Master Pastelist with the Pastel Society of America, and is listed in Who's Who in American Art, Who's Who in America, and in the Hall of Fame at the Art Institute of Colorado.


In May 2005, he was inducted into the International Association of Pastel Societies' "Master Circle". In 2018, he was awarded Eminent Pastelist status by IAPS.

2022 Signature Show Awards Winners are Shown Below


Dennis Rhoades



Roger Ambrosier



Jeannette Stutzman


Norbert Nagel



Sandy Marvin

Nancy Wylie




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