Call For Entry

11th Members' ONLY online Juried Exhibition

The Call for Entry is now open. You must be a member of Pastel Artists.CA to enter this exhibition. Acceptance into this exhibition qualifies towards signature status.

Enter Now to be part of our Online Exhibition 


Previous Winner: Susan White, Glow

Submission deadline

October 31, 2023

Ready to Enter?

If you have read the call and are ready to enter scroll down to the EntryThingy section to access the online submission system

Exhibition Awards

First Place $300

Second Place $200

Third Place $100

5 Honorable Mentions  $50 each

Entry System

  All entries must be submitted through EntryThingy. You can download a How To use EntryThingy document below.

Image specifications
  1. Digital files must be in JPG (jpeg) format. No other formats will be accepted. Only the image is to be visible, no frames, mats, etc. Make sure the image is level 
  2. Image must be between 1200 and 2400 pixels on the longest side. File size should be no smaller than 500kb and no larger than 2MB
  3. Enter the required information for each image. Enter size in inches
Entry Fees & Commission
  • Entry fees are accepted through PayPal as part of the submission process
  • A non-refundable jury fee of $10 per image to a maximum of 3 images 
  • You will be redirected to PayPal to pay your jury fee and complete your submission. Please Note: You do not need a PayPal account, you can use your credit card. 
  • There are no sales associated with our online exhibition so therefore no commission

Important Dates

September 1:   Open for Submission

October 31:   Submission Deadline

November 15: Notifications Emailed

November 28: Award Notification

December 1: Exhibition Online

Meet our JurorS

Evalynne McDougalL MPAC

Evalynne McDougall

Diversity of style, medium and subject best describes Ev’s approach to art.  Although currently working primarily in pastel and acrylic, the subject itself often dictates both the medium and the style.  “I have drawn and painted since early childhood, and won my first award (for drawing) at the age of seven. I especially like taking a moment in time, and transform it into a unique experience for the viewer… a life-still that allows for a different take on our world. For me, art is a ‘visual dialogue’ that allows me to transcend the need for words, but still convey complex moods and multiple meanings.”  Ev first started painting, in oils, as a child. Some years later she switched to watercolour, then acrylic. In the early 2000s a friend talked her into taking a pastel workshop – The result was an epiphany: By then her main subject matter was animals and figures and she realized that pastels were the most versatile medium to catch the subtle nuances of both. Pastel became her medium of choice.

Ev is a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, an Elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists, a Signature member of the Northwest Pastel Society, a Signature member of the Pastel Society of America, a Master Pastelist of Pastel Artists Canada, and a Distinguished member of the Pastel Society of the West Coast. Her work can be found in galleries and private collections throughout North America.

Evalynnne McDougall Turtle

Andrew McDermott PAC

Andrew McDermott

Andrew is an IAPS Master’s Medallion Circle member along with over 70 National and International Awards. Andrew also has had full feature articles in top art magazines such as International Artist, The Artist UK, Pastel World,       Magazin ' art, and the Pastel Journal. 

Andrew is a popular workshop Instructor and teaches Figure Drawing and Painting at Capilano University and the Vancouver Film School.

Andrew McDermott Painting

Elena Selitsky MPAC

Elena Selitsky

Elena Selitsky is an Edmonton based self-taught artist. Her primary interest is the still life genre which offers endless possibilities for exploration of composition, rhythm and colour. 

Elena’s attention is drawn to simple, day-to-day subjects, like morning coffee, a flower in a jar or a slice of fruit. Revealing the beauty found in simplicity is always one of her primary artistic goals. 

Her painting style features free and bold strokes, creating emerging shapes and lost edges. The result is a very contemporary and minimalistic interpretation which celebrates a less is more aesthetic.

She enjoys working with both soft pastel and oil interchanging them to keep her skills in tune and the vision fresh. 

Elena is an active member of Pastel Artists Canada and holds the Master Pastelist Status.  Her work has been accepted into numerous national and international juried shows and can be found in private collections across Canada and abroad.

Eleana Selitsky Cherries

Entry Conditions

  • Entry is online through our online submission system, EntryThingy. If you have not used EntryThingy before you will need to create an account first.  Check out the How To document
  • Entry is not confirmed until submission is complete and payment is received.
  • Open to PAC members in good standing working in soft pastel.
  • A maximum of 3 digital images (jpg), by any one artist, may be entered.
  • Entries are not for sale via the PAC online exhibition
  • All works must be original and created within the last 3 years (after December 1, 2020), and not shown in any previous PAC show (online or physical show).
  • Traditional soft pastels only—no oil pastels. The essential qualities of the painting must have been achieved with soft pastel and the final finishing layers of the painting must consist of predominantly soft pastel.
  • Classroom or workshop work as well as copies of the work of other artists are not eligible.
  • Works created/painted on top of a base photo, print or other mechanical reproduction are not eligible.
  • Works based on professional or published photographs are not eligible (Note: this includes calendar photos).
  • IMPORTANT: Works based on photographic references MUST be from your own original photographs ONLY – no exceptions.
  • Failure to comply with these rules will result in the works being disqualified without notice or refund, and may result in the artist being barred from entering future PAC exhibitions.
  • The jury fee of $10 per image is non-refundable.
  • The juror’s decision is final. No entry may be withdrawn once it is submitted and image details may not be changed (titles, prices, etc.)
  • Your entry into this exhibition constitutes agreement for PAC to reproduce your accepted artwork for exhibition promotion purposes, and on its website.
  • Non-members who submit entries must either register as a member or they will forfeit the applicable jury fee
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Entry and image SubmissioN

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