The Pastel Society Annual Show 2016

The Pastel Society Annual Exhibition 2016 will be Sponsored by Derwent

[Download] The E-Invite for the 2016 Annual Exhibition of the Pastel Society.

Exhibition Dates

The Pastel Society (PS) Annual Exhibition 2016.

Pre-submission opens: Monday 3 August 2015, 12 noon http://www.mallgalleries.org.uk/call-for-entries/open-exhibitions/pastel-society

Pre-submission closes: Friday 6 November, 12 noon Pre-selection notification: Friday 13 November, 12 noon 
 
Receiving: Saturday 9 January 2016, 10-5 
Selection: Monday 11 January 
Acceptance notification: Tuesday 12 January, 12 noon 
Unaccepted collection: Thursday 14 January, 10-5 

Private View: Monday 22 February, 2-8 Exhibition open: Tuesday 23 February

Art Event: Tuesday 1st March 6pm until 9pm

Exhibition closes: Saturday 5 March, 3pm 

Unsold collection: Thursday 10 March, 10-5 

Please note all submission will be digitally Pre-Selected. If Pre-Selected then works must be handed in on the Receiving Day. Submission Fee £15 per work, payable at the time of submitting online, or £10 per work for artists age 35 or under.

The Pastel Society seeks the best in contemporary pastel, combining traditional skills with creative originality.

Acceptable media

Pastels, oil pastels, charcoal, pencil, conté, sanguine, or any dry media.

ConditionsMaximum of six works submitted. 
Maximum of four works selected.
Minimum price: £300.

Awards & Prizes

Numerous prizes and awards are available to win including the Derwent Sponsor’s Award. 

'The Alfred Teddy Smith and Zsuzsi Roboz Award' for £5000

The Zsuzsi Roboz Prize is an award to recognise Zsuzsi’s enormous contribution to draughtsmanship, to be awarded at the Pastel Society Annual Exhibition. Zsuzsi Roboz was distinguished member of the Pastel Society who died in 2012.
This award was bequeathed in Trust and will be awarded to a young artist, under the age of 35 years, for their traditional skills, used in an original way. All subject matter will be considered.The Judges will be encouraged to award the Prize to the artist, submitting through the open entry to the exhibition, who demonstrates a particular excellence in draughtsmanship and innovative thought.Pastels, oil pastels, charcoal, pencil, conté, sanguine, or any dry media are all acceptable.

New Award from Unison Colour. 

'For 2016 a new exciting Award from Unison Colour. £1500 will be awarded to a young artist under the age of 35 years, working in soft pastel. This award celebrates the use of soft pastel as a primary medium and is being awarded to encourage young artists to work with this inspiring medium'

To view all Pastel Society Awards go to the Awards page of the website.

Featured Artist

Averil Gilkes
Gwithian 1 Cornwall

 ' Gwithian 1 - Cornwall  '
by
Averil Gilkes

Averil Gilkes PS

Biographical Details:

1942 Born on 15 June in Manchester, Lancashire.
1960–63 Obtained a Diploma in Education at Bristol University and St Mary’s College, Cheltenham.
1964 -87 Career as a Teacher.
1987-2000 Adult Education Tutor in Drawing & Painting.
1992- Third-Age Project Tutor in Drawing & Painting.
2005- Elected a Member of the Pastel Society.

Artist’s Statement

Painting for Averil is about developing his feelings and thoughts about a subject – drawing out the essence and building the intensity and at times allowing the painting to almost move on its own.

Societies:

Member – The Pastel Society.

Method of Working:

Averil always makes multiple sketches on site in fineliner pen, supplemented with pastel and colour notes. She will also rely on her memory and her ‘feel’ about a subject, so that the work becomes an instinctive and emotional response. The main body of work is in acrylic paint (using palette knife and a range of brushes from 4 inch wide to a rigger) and pastels, using Unison pastels for broad marks, conte sticks and pencils for fine marks and restructuring. A robust mountboard is the most usual base for her paintings but canvas and canson, ingres and arches paper have also played a part. Her subjects range from seascape to still life. Living in Devon offers wonderful estuary and coastal scenery with the addition of Dartmoor on her doorstep. She works on one painting at a time except when developing a ‘series’ on a particular theme.

Awards:

Annie Longley Prize, Pastel Society, 2004
Frank Herring Prize, Pastel Society, 2004

Other Exhibitions:

2008 Pastel Society Exhibition, Alresford Gallery
2007/08 Orange Street Gallery, Uppingham
2002 New English Art Club Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2002 Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2002 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2001- Pastel Society Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
1996- Royal West of England Academy Open Autumn Exhibition, Bristol

Publications:

‘The Artist’, 2007
‘Art in Devon’, 2006
Painting in Pastel, Axis Publishing, 2006
Painting in Acrylic, Axis Publishing, 2006

 

     


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