The APS Members Non-Juried “Spring 2021 Exhibition” (virtual) will be held in mid-April through mid-June. Paintings can be viewed in the comfort of one’s home, as often as desired!
Call for Entries opens: Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Final Call for Entries: Thursday, April 12 at 11:59 pm
Exhibit Dates: Thursday, April 15—Monday, June 21, 2021
Judging completion: Sunday, April 18
Notice to Award winners: Tuesday, April 18
Awards Ceremony: Sunday, April 25 at 2:00 pm
Exhibit Platform: www.austinpastelsociety-exhibitions.org
Prospectus: APS Spring 2021 Prospectus (revised 2/11/2021 for clarity of artist levels)
There are two artist levels for awards: Emerging Artist and Established Artist, with five (5) awards per category.
As Cindy McBride so well-stated, “Judging” is a learning experience in itself.” A committee composed of both established and emerging judges will determine awards.
APS Exhibit Bonus:
- Award prizes totaling $700+ in merchandise and gift vouchers.
- Link to Flickr APS Album for full sets & awards set albums by June 23.
- APS Newsletter will publish details about award winners.
- Exhibit advertised on the FASO Exhibition webpage and Informed Collector Exhibit weekly edition that reaches over 45,000 art collectors and enthusiasts.
- Award winners paintings will be displayed on the APS Home page during the summer months of 2021.
Committee of Judges:
|Neva Rossi’s work is featured in juried exhibitions on national and international levels. Her work has been featured in the Pastel Society of America’s 2014 and 2018 Annual Juried Exhibit and the prestigious IAPS 2016 and 2018 Juried Exhibitions. Neva was invited to participate in the Annual International Contemporary Art Exhibitions organized and offered by Art Residence Pro Vobis—Assisi, where her paintings were featured in the Sala della Volte in Piazza del Comune, Assisi, Italy. www.nevarossi.com|
|Anna Lisa Leal has been recognized by the esteemed Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Research Center where her work was on the Silver Anniversary poster in 2016. She has won numerous top-level awards and has been accepted as finalist in national and international juried events that draw thousands of entries. Anna Lisa was featured in Voyage Dallas Magazine in 2018 and in the Jan/Feb 2017 edition of Artists on Art Magazine for the article “The Educational Road to Becoming a Successful Artist.” www.annalisaleal.com|
|Jody Martin, born in Lubbock, Texas, is the daughter of acclaimed West Texas artist Conny Martin. Jody never doubted that she would become an artist, and under her mother’s tutelage she learned classical drawing and contemporary design. She earned her art degree from Abilene Christian University, and went on to study painting under Daniel Greene and Emily Guthrie. Jody has worked as a studio artist and muralist. She is published in several magazines and books, such as Strokes of Genius 2018, and is a national and international award winner. Jody paints full time. www.jodymartinstudio.com|
The APS Fall 2020 Exhibition is available to view:
Flickr Albums: Click to view
People’s Choice Award Winners:
Best of Show: Oma by Wendy Layne
2nd Place: Elm Reflections by Tom Beasley
3rd Place: Ebbing Away by Richard Banh
The APS Fall Show 2019 at
Lost Pines Art Center (LPAC) was a great success!
Pastels in the Pines, the APS fall show at the Lost Pines Art Center in Bastrop included 30+ artists who submitted works to this show. It looked wonderful.
Our participating artists included some long-time and new members as well, and some who are new to having work in a show.
The public reception was September 7, with live music, refreshments, and, of course, great art.
More Previous Events:
Austin Art and Frame presented “Blend: Bringing Pastels to Light”
Spring Exhibit 2019 at 2805 Bee Cave Road, Ste 430, Austin, TX 78746
Website: https://www.artframingservices.com. This show featured 22 pastel artists, of Austin Pastel Society.
2018 North Hills Gallery: APS Members Exhibit, Wildlife Theme
Exhibit Dates: November 1 – 30, 2018 (People’s Choice Awards)