Lynn Howarth PGE, our Signature Member and judge for the June Get Dusty Competition 2020 has made her decision:

The winner is Tai Meng Lim with "Ready to Serve" Congratulations! He receives a gift voucher.  Postage and packaging are included in the prize.

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In second place is Jeremy Lee Mun Loong with "Palette to palate" , in third place is Jeri Greenberg with "End of Shift".

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Our Summer Get Dusty is open for entries. The competition will run until August, 25. Every member may upload up to three entries.

The challenge is 'Window scenes', but you are free to choose the category!

Here are a few suggestions: light falling through windows into a room, scenes seen from a window, people or animals looking through windows, shop windows, a few objects, a flower pot or a vase of flowers on a window sill etc. Important: The window has to be part of your composition!

We look forward to your paintings!

Lyn Diefenbach, PSA our judge for the May Get Dusty Competition 2020 has made her decision:

The winner is Silja Salmistu with "Backlit Bouquet" Congratulations! Our winner receives a gift voucher from our sponsor  Postage and packaging are included in the prize.

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In second place is Stephie Clark with "Hollyhocks" , in third place is Roger Holmes with "Early Morning Poppies".

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One or several full or half figures of people preparing a meal, chopping, kneading, stirring, cooking - or eating!  A painting of someone cooking outside is, of course, also allowed! It is BBQ season, after all!

As usual, you may enter up to two paintings. Deadline is June, 25th. Happy painting.


The pursuit of masterly quality and technique is a high priority for Lyn Diefenbach whose work is imbued with a celebration of her faith and of life.  Her paintings in pastel and oil cover a myriad of subject matter with her bold florals consistently receiving international recognition. Her ability to communicate her ideas has entrenched her as a highly respected and sought-after tutor, with teaching engagements across the globe.

Lyn was accepted into the International Guild of Realism in 2008, and holds Master Pastellist status with the Pastel Society of Australia. Lyn became a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America in 2016. She was awarded Eminent Pastellist status by the International Association of Pastel Societies in 2019.

Her work and teaching has been featured numerous times in the International Artist Magazine, Pastel Journal, Pratique des Arts and Australian Artist Magazine and included in many other art publications.

For more on Lyn and her art, see her website