Thursday, November 27, 2008

Pastel Society of Tampa Bay Pastel Show Prospectus

Thursday, January 8, 2009
8 a.m. — 2 p.m.
Artwork will be received at the Oldsmar Art Gallery at City Hall, 100 State Street, Oldsmar, FL

Friday, January 9, 2009
7 p.m. — 9 p.m.
Opening Reception and Awards Presentation

Thursday, February 26, 2009
Show closes

Friday, February 27, 2009
8 a.m.— Noon
Artwork may be picked up

The Oldsmar Art Gallery at City Hall, 100 State Street, Oldsmar, FL 34677
The Gallery is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Entry Fee
Current member: $20 for one painting or $25 for two.
Non-Member: $30 for one painting or $35 for two.
Entrants may become a member at any time by paying $35 yearly dues.
Make checks payable to: Pastel Society of Tampa Bay.

Artists have the option to display paintings for sale or not for sale. Parties interested in purchasing any exhibited artwork will contact the Arts Coordinator, who will convey their contact information to the Exhibiting Artist. Exhibiting Artists must agree that any artwork sold during the Exhibit shall not be removed prior to the Exhibit close date. Artists participating in the show must agree to pay the Pastel Society of Tampa Bay a 20% commission on any painting sold from the show. (The Pastel Society of Tampa Bay and the City of Oldsmar are not responsible for damage or theft.)

3rd Annual
Possibilities in Pastel

Sponsored by
The Pastel Society of Tampa Bay

January 9, 2009
February 26, 2009

· Award of Excellence $300
· Award of Distinction $200
Merit Awards including:
· Pastel Society of America Award $150
· Montage Gallery Award $100
· Digital Photography Service $100 donated by photographer and artist Stephen Schatz
· Two individual Art Class (6-week) Awards donated by the Dunedin Fine Art Center
· Mount Vision Pastels Set donated by Karl Kelly, owner of the Mount Vision Pastel Company
· Masterpiece Art & Pastel Society of Tampa Bay Award
· 5 Honorable Mentions

Entry Specifications
All original two-dimensional work produced within the past two years may be considered. Paintings must be worked in the pastel medium. Mixed media work will be accepted, however, 70% of the work must be done in pastel.
All paintings must be suitable and professionally framed with clean mats (if used) and glass and ready for hanging. No sawtooth hangers accepted.
No painting may exceed 36” in any one dimension.
Due to Gallery restrictions, artwork displaying a nude human or artwork considered unsuitable for family viewing will not be accepted.
This exhibition is open to all artists 18 years or older. Each artist may enter 2 pieces of art.
Juror and Judge
Larry Moore

Internationally-known Larry Moore’s artistic talents began as a young child and quickly developed over the years into a successful award-winning career as an illustrator and painter. Among his many accomplishments, Moore has had over 40 of his illustrations selected as posters for The Orlando Opera Company, as well as being honored by the Society of Illustrators with their prestigious Gold Award. A naturalist at heart, in recent years Moore has focused his creative energies on painting fine art in oils and pastels. Also an avid plein aire painter, he is now a sought-after workshop instructor. Two recent publications featured the artist’s work and teaching philosophy: Pastel Journal, June 2008 and American Artist Workshop Magazine, Fall 2007. He is a signature member—and current president—of Plein Air Painters of the Southwest. He is represent by galleries in Georgia, Washington, D.C., North and South Carolina, Maryland, and Florida.

Please cut out and tape or glue one of the labels below to the back of each piece of artwork submitted.

Possibilities in Pastel



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Possibilities in Pastel



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The Pastel Society of Tampa Bay
is proud to sponsor the third annual
Possibilities in Pastel
Art Exhibition

Possibilities in Pastel honors Brooke Allison who has educated both artists and our local community about the beauty and permanence of pastel as a serious art medium. For many years she has taught a Possibilities in Pastel class at the Dunedin Fine Art Center.

We would like to thank all our award contributors for their contributions to our third annual show.

The Pastel Society of Tampa Bay formed in the fall of 2006 to bring local pastelists together to encourage artistic growth through education and sharing and to promote interest and enjoyment of pastel for both artists and the community.

Each year, the Pastel Society of Tampa Bay holds at least three general meetings that include business information, art technique presentations or demonstrations, and an opportunity for pastelists to meet and network. In addition, we also host an annual juried pastel show for both members and non-members to exhibit their work as a group. Other activities and workshops to promote development of pastel artists vary from year to year.

Membership in The Pastel Society of Tampa Bay is open to all pastel artists.
Yearly dues are $25.00 with dues payable each September. Dues submitted after September will be $35.00.

For additional information:


3rd Annual
Possibilities in Pastel

JANUARY 9th, 2009
FEBRUARY 26th, 2009
The Oldsmar
Art Gallery
100 State Street
Oldsmar, Florida

Juror and Judge
Larry Moore