Central Texas Pastel Society

CTPS Member Show Best In Show "Insular" by Vicki Smith

CTPS Member Show Best In Show "Insular" by Vicki Smith

CTPS Member Show Best In Show "Insular" by Vicki SmithCTPS Member Show Best In Show "Insular" by Vicki Smith

Prospectus for CTPS Annual Exhibition & Competition


Important Dates

January 10, 2020: Deadline for receipt of entries

January 30, 2020: Hand delivery of artwork to Lost Pines Art Center between the hours of 9:30am-10:30am

March 7, 2020: Reception and awards ceremony from 6pm-8pm at Lost Pines Art Center

Entry Information

Competition:  2 painting limit

Cost to enter: $15 non-refundable fee.

Payment method: Once you have contacted the exhibition chairman - Alora Johns - you will get a link to pay online or to pay by check. See entry form below.

Photographs of work: Once you have contacted the exhibition chairman - Alora Johns - you will get instructions regarding how to submit an image of your entry(s).

Promotion: By entering the exhibition and competition, you agree to allow your work to be photographed and displayed on the CTPS website.

CTPS Awards Sponsors

Important notes

All reasonable care will be taken with entrants paintings. However, CTPS, CTPS Board of Directors and volunteers, nor the employees of Lost Pines Art Center responsible for loss or damage to your paintings, however caused. Your entry constitutes agreement with this understanding. It is recommended that you carry your own insurance.

Entry Guidelines

  • Competition is open to CTPS Members only.
  • Dues for 2019/2020 must be current to enter paid by 12/31/2019.
  • All entries must be original. Source material must be available.
  • Art based on another artist's work, published material, or another person's photograph, even it copyright free, is ineligible.
  • Paintings completed must be done without supervision.
  • No workshop or class art.
  • All work must have been completed in the last two years and never shown at Lost Pines.
  • Paintings htat have won a major award from antoehr art group (Best of Show, 1st, 2nd, or 3rd places, are ineligible.
  • Paintings must be 80% or more pastel. NO OIL PASTELS.
  • Paintings must be framed under glass, wired and ready to hang. NO SAWTOOTH HANGERS.
  • Size must be no wider than 36", including frame. No height restrictions.
  • Place label with the following information on the back of the painting and cover: Artist name, price, (reflect the 40% commission in the price), and art title.
  • CTPS reserves the right to reject any artwork that is less than 80% pastel or fails to meet the guidelines.
  • Artwork must be for sale. Please note that Lost Pines Art Center is due 40% on all sales of art.
  • Art delivery date: January 30, 2020, 9:30am-10:30am (to Lost Pines in Bastrop)
  • Where to deliver and pick-up artwork: CTPS Annual Show and Competition at the Lost Pines Art Gallery, 1204 Chestnut Street, Bastrop, TX 78602. If you are unable to deliver or pick up your art, please arrange with one of your fellow artists for assistance. We will have volunteers to help if you cannot make your own arrangements.


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