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.

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Featured Artist

Jenny Halstead
Halstead Jenny Afternoon Doze La Gomera sized

 ' Afternoon Doze '
by
Jenny Halstead

Jenny Halstead PS FMAA

Biographical Details:

After studying Art & Design at Sutton & Cheam School of Art and a guest scholarship to the Royal Academy Schools, Jenny went on to train as a medical artist, illustrating surgery and anatomy. She worked in London Teaching Hospitals, before turning freelance and publication work in both medicine and natural history.

Breaking away from this discipline over a decade ago to return to the freedom of painting and developing her own work as well as teaching.

Societies:

The Pastel Society
Chelsea Arts Society

Scholarships, Awards, Prizes:

Caran D'Ache Award 2017

Exhibitions:

Pastel Society, Mall Galleries, London
Reading Guild of Artists
Henley Guild of Arts & Crafts
Whiteknights Studio Trail
Art in Hospital RBH
Chelsea Art Society
Regatta – Henley
John Noott Gallery, July 2017

Solo Exhibitions:

'The Artist's Year in the Harris Garden' – at the Museum of English Rural Life, Reading – 24 May - 30 June 2013

Silchester – Life on the Dig
at the Old Fire Station Gallery, Henley-on-Thames
Saturday 24 October - Tuesday 3 November 2015

Articles & Publications:

Pushing the Limits – Jenny Halstead
by Anne Hevener, The Pastel Journal (USA) – December 2011

Large, Loose and Colourful – Jenny Halstead
by Ken Gofton, The Artist - March 2012

The Not So Secret Garden – Jenny Halstead
Berkshire Life – May 2013

An Artist in the Garden – Jenny Halstead
The Artist – May 2013

'The Artist's Year in the Harris Garden' – published by Two Rivers Press – May 2013

Invited Artist in Residence – Silchester excavation
(The Roman town of Calleva Atrebatum)

Silchester - Life on the Dig
by Jenny Halstead & Michael Fulford
published by Two Rivers Press, October 2015

Artist invited to record a year in the life of The High Sheriff of Berkshire 'A Chain of Office' 2016/2017

Website:

http://www.jennyhalstead.co.uk/ 

     


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