NC Statewide Juried Pastel Exhibition accepts Mastercard/Visa.

For payment by check, make out to The Appalachian Pastel Society and mail to:

Karen Chambers
116 Sams Branch Road
Candler, NC 28715.

Entry Deadline: 3/18/13
Application Closed


Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3

Entry Fee (2013 NC Statewide Juried Pastel Exhibition): $35.00

The Appalachian Pastel Society, the Pastel Society of North Carolina and the Piedmont Pastel Society present

Pastel Paintings From The Mountains To The Sea
2013 North Carolina Statewide Juried Pastel Exhibition


January 1, 2013: Registration opens. Apply through Digital online entry only.

March 18, 2013: Digital Entries due to Café (, online entry only) by midnight March 18. No Late entries will be accepted. Show is open only to current members of one of the three North Carolina Pastel Societies.

April 18-20, 2013: Notification of acceptance/rejection of paintings.

May 6-13 (weekdays only) – 9 am – 5 pm: Shipped paintings received after 5 pm on May 13 will not be accepted. Late paintings will be returned.

May 10, Friday, (1-4 pm) and May 11, Saturday, (10 am-2 pm): Hand delivered paintings will be accepted only during these hours.

May 18, 2013: Opening reception and awards: 6-8 pm- Hickory Museum of Art.

August 18, 2013, Sunday: final day of show.

August 19, Monday (10 am-4 pm) and August 20, Tuesday (10 am- 2 pm): Pick-up of hand- delivered work.

August 20, Tuesday: Shipped work returned.

PRIZES and cash awards over $3,000.


The North Carolina Statewide Pastel Juried Exhibition is a collaborative event of the collective efforts of three pastel societies of NC: Appalachian Pastel Society (APS), Pastel Society of NC (PSNC) and Piedmont Pastel Society (PPS). Its mission is to inspire artists, enhance the public’s appreciation for the lasting value and beauty of the medium of soft pastels, and to establish North Carolina as an emerging cultural market. Hosting of the show will rotate among the groups. The 2012 show was sponsored by PSNC. The 2013 show will be hosted by the Appalachian Pastel Society, centered in Asheville, NC, with the Piedmont Pastel Society, based in Charlotte, NC, hosting the 2014 show. These exhibits are for the members of these three societies to showcase the talents of the artists within each group.

To join one of the three North Carolina Pastel Societies, please click on one of the following links:,, or


Frederick Somers will select final entries to be accepted for the exhibit from an online system. He will judge the paintings in the gallery of the Hickory Museum of Art and choose the awards. He will be present for the awards presentation and meeting with the artists. You may view his work and bio online at


For registration and details go to the website and click on the 2013 NC Statewide Show link or contact
Karen Chambers at or Phone: (828)665-8538.
The workshop will be in the studio. A recommended list of supplies will be sent/emailed to you upon confirmation of your registration.


Frederick Somers taught painting, drawing, art education and was gallery director for St Olaf and Carleton College in Minnesota since 1970. In 1984 he was designated an American Swedish Artist of the Year and has exhibited and taught in Scandinavia. He has won many recognitions and awards from the Pastel Society of America and the International Association of Pastel Society Exhibitions. He has work in many galleries and permanent museum collections.

Fred has been painting full-time since 1975 in his Northfield, MN studio. His subject matter reflects themes of nature which have impacted his life and art, whether it be of close-ups of reflections of light and sky in water or the spacious vistas of the countryside.
“I seek to bring to others an experience of the beauty of light as it bathes creation and to point them to a pathway that reaches into eternity.’ Fred Somers

FOR MORE INFO, please go to

PROSPECTUS for the 2013 NC Juried Statewide Pastel Exhibition

Artists who wish to enter must belong to one of the NC Pastel Societies. – the western end of the state, Asheville, NC. – the central part of the state, Charlotte, NC. – the eastern part of the state, Raleigh, NC.

ENTRY FEE: $35 for up to three images. Entry fees are non-refundable. Artist may enter their paintings ONLINE ONLY by going to: and click on calendar for the link to the prospectus. accepts Mastercard/Visa. For payment by check, please send to Karen Chambers at 116 Sams Branch Road, Candler, NC 28715.


Only painting done in dry pastel may be submitted. 80% of the exposed surface of the painting must be dry pastel. No oil pastels will be accepted. Painting must be entirely the work of the artist and executed within the last three years. Artists may not submit works copied from other artists or publications. Paintings done under the supervision (such as a workshop or class) are not eligible.


All entries must be submitted online to CaFE ( by midnight, Mountain Time, on March 18, 2013. Entries received after this time will not be accepted or juried. You may pay by check by making the check out to APS or Appalachian Pastel Society and mailing it to Karen Chambers, 116 Sams Branch Road, Candler, NC 28715.

All entries will be digital. Sizing is 1920 pixels on the longest side and the image must be under 3 MB.


Artists are responsible for providing their own shipping costs and insurance to and from the Hickory Museum of Art. All artwork will be insured upon reception and until they are picked up from the museum by either the artist, their representative, or a shipper.

All reasonable care will be taken in the handling, storing, and installation of accepted paintings by the Hickory Museum of Art and the volunteers from the Appalachian Pastel Society. There will be no coverage for damage to the artwork due to poor construction or craftsmanship of the framing.
Hickory Museum of Art address:
Hickory Museum of Art 243 Third Avenue, NE,
Hickory, North Carolina 28601,
phone: (828)327-8576;


All artwork must be suitably framed for gallery presentation. No saw-toothed hangers. No clip frames. Paintings MUST be wired and ready to hang. Mats should be light in color. Artwork cannot be removed before the end of the show. Remember to sign your work BEFORE framing. Tastefully-done nudes may be entered.
The size of the FRAMED paintings can be no larger than 60 inches in either direction. Any painting larger than this, framed, will be disqualified.


There will be a 30% commission to the Hickory Museum of Art for any painting that is sold during the exhibition. NO painting may be removed before the end of the sale and shipping of sold paintings is the responsibility of the artist. Paintings do not have to be for sale.


Please ship your paintings, with a Pre-Paid return label, to arrive between May 6 and May 13, 2013 , weekdays only, from 9 AM- 5 PM.
Paintings should be shipped to the Hickory Museum of Art at the above address. Paintings will be shipped back on Tuesday, August 20, 2013.
Please package your paintings carefully for shipping. Be sure to use a sturdy box. A two part box is easy to open. We highly recommend using Airfloat Systems, This can be bought from them. Wrap paintings carefully. Fill all voids. Make sure the painting cannot shift during transport. DO NOT use styrofoam peanuts. We will not repack it with them. Pink foamboard insulation from Lowe’s or Home Depot works well and can be easily cut and re- used. New bubble wrap (Large bubbles) works well. Be sure to mark the “Top ” and
“Front ” of the box. Hand write your name and address somewhere on the box. Don’t depend on a shipping label for your box ID, and be sure that it is also located somewhere inside the box.

Be sure to place an Identification label on the back of your painting that contains the painting’s title, your name and contact info (not your address). Be sure to make a copy of this info and the painting submission info for your records. Prices cannot be changed after submission of your paintings into the show.


Friday, May 10 from 1-4 PM or Saturday, May 11 from 10 AM – 2 PM. You may hand deliver paintings to the above address. These are the only two dates and times for hand deliveries. Please make sure to get them to the museum on time.

Pick up - Monday, August 19 from 10 AM- 4 PM or Tuesday, August 20 from 10 AM – 2 PM You may pick up your hand-delivered work on these dates. If you are unable to make these times, please make other arrangements with someone to pick up your work. Please make sure you notify Karen Chambers (e-mail: or 828/665-538) of this change. This will prevent anyone picking up your painting without your permission.

As a condition of entry to the 2013 NC Statewide Exhibit, the submitting artist agrees to the terms and conditions stated herein including granting permission to the pastel societies and the Hickory Museum of Art to reproduce the accepted paintings on their websites, and for advertising and promotional purposes only. No images will be used or published for any other use than by the listed organizations. I confirm that the artwork represented in my entry is my own original artwork, and not reproduced from any published work or work of another artist.

TO JOIN ONE OF THE ORGANIZATIONS, please click on one of the following: – the western end of the state, Asheville, NC. – the central part of the state, Charlotte, NC. – the eastern part of the state, Raleigh, NC.


Copy label information below, create label for each work, affix this label to the back of your work if it is accepted.

Artist _______________________________________________________

Title ________________________________________________________

Unframed Size (H x W)_______________Price_________Insurance Value__________

Will this be available for purchase award? $400____ $600____ $800____
If interested, check one.

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