The Appalachian Pastel Society invites artists to submit work for their 2012 National Juried Exhibition to be held Oct. 18 – Dec. 14, 2012 at The Asheville School in Asheville, NC. More than $2,000 in cash prizes and art supply gift certificates will be awarded, including a $1,000 Best in Show Cash Award.
Juror for the 2012 APS National Exhibition is Richard McKinley, PSA, PSWC-DP, NPS.
Richard McKinley has been a professional working artist for 38 years and has over 35 years of teaching experience, including several DVDs on pastel painting. A book that compiles years of his published Pastel-Pointers columns and blogs for the Pastel Journal Magazine titled “Pastel Pointers, Top Secrets for Beautiful Pastel Paintings”, was released in November 2010.
Paintings submitted must be 80% soft pastel (not oil pastel). Submission is made via digital images in JPEG format on a CD. Artists may submit up to three images. Entry is $25 for APS members, $35 for non members.
Deadline for receiving entries is August 1, 2012.
Visit the APS website for prospectus at (http://www.appalachianpastelsociety.org/national-exhibitions/), or send a SASE to Carol Branton Morrow, 108 Flame Azalea Drive, Swannanoa, NC 28778, phone 828/686-7549.
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