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2023 Online Juried Show: Pastel Treasures

Entry Forms, Images & Fees Deadline: Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023, 11:59 pm Notification of Accepted Work: Last week of September 2023 Show Dates: October 8 - December 31, 2023

Eligibility: All participants must have been a full CPPS member for at least 2 months

Size Requirement:

  • All artwork must be no larger than 81 sq. in. unframed.

  • Height must be given before width. Ex. 8x10 (landscape) or 10x8 (portrait)

  • Original size painting only – cannot be resized or cropped from a larger painting


  • Crop picture so that only art shows – no mats or frames

  • Make sure the image is clear and not blurry

  • No watermarks on image

  • No digital enhancements of image that would misrepresent the painting and mislead a potential buyer

Other Requirements:

  • All works must be 80% soft pastel on the final surface

  • No oil pastels

  • All works must have been completed during 2021-present

  • No workshop or instructor assisted paintings allowed

  • Accepted works must be for sale (no commission will be taken). Buyer will contact the artist directly via contact info provided

  • Artists need to supply a descriptive statement about each painting submitted (ex. This painting was done on site at the Grange Fair)

Entry Fee:

  • $30 for up to three entries

  • Entry fee will not be refunded

  • Print and fill out entry form and send with fee to CPPS, Box 246, Lemont, PA 16851

Please Note: The CPPS Board and show committee reserve the right to photograph any entry submitted to use for promotional purposes. The receipt of an entry in the juried show will constitute agreement by the artist with all conditions set forth in this prospectus.


John Bowman Professor of Art at PSU

John Bowman works in a variety of media including painting, drawing, and sculpture. The Winston Wachter Gallery, in New York City, represents him. Beginning in the 1980s, he exhibited at various venues in New York City, including the Holly Solomon Gallery, the Lang O’Hara Gallery, and the Tibor de Nagy Gallery. He has shown internationally and is represented in many private and museum collections. He taught at the New York Academy of Art and has lectured widely. Bowman is now a Professor of Art at The Pennsylvania State University. He is a founder of “First Street Green,” a collaborative community group in the East Village of New York City. This group has transformed a vacant lot into an urban cultural space, a forum for the arts, film, dance, sustainable practices, and community action. Bowman recently participated in “Service to Public Areas‚” a collaborative public art project in Shkodra, Albania. In this project, Albanian and American artists created a sculpture for a public park, using decommissioned weapons as raw material.

Ann Shostrom Associate Professor of Art at PSU Ann Shostrom is represented by Elizabeth Harris Gallery in New York City, where her last show “The Rising” conjured personages from herstory and mythology constructed out of remnants, a stitched together society. Her sewn constructions combine historical and social content with handmade craft. She exhibits internationally. Her public art projects include murals in Crete, Greece, sculpture from decommissioned weapons in Albania, and Mir2, a collaborative space station that won Dance Theater Workshop’s Bessie award for Performance, Installation, and New Media. Awards include a Mid Atlantic Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, a New York State Foundation for the Arts Grant, and Partnership for Parks Grants. Her work has been reviewed in Art in America, Art News, and other publications. She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her MFA from Syracuse University. Shostrom is an Associate Professor in the Drawing and Painting Department at Penn State University, who lives and works in PA and New York, where she is co-founder and director of First Street Green Art Park in the East Village.


How to Enter

Step One: Online Submission Form

  1. Fill out the Online Submission Form.

  2. When finished, click the "Submit" button at the bottom of the form.

  3. A copy of your form will be emailed to you directly.

Step Two: Mailed Entry Fee Form

  1. Print out the Entry Fee Form.

  2. Fill out the form.

  3. Make check payable to CPPS.

  4. Mail the form and check to CPPS, PO Box 246, Lemont, PA 16851.

Step Three: Send Images to Anna

  1. Email image/s to Anna at in a separate email. Subject line "CPPS Small Work Show Entries."

Image Name:

  • File Name Format: LastName_FirstInitial_TitleofPiece

  • File Name Example: Crane_A_BlackCatsAreGoodCats

Image Specs:

  • File type: .jpg or .png

  • At least 1000 pixels in height

  • Already cropped

All requirements must be met, or Anna will have to ask you to resend your image. If you have trouble, please email her at


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