The PGE Board wishes you all a very Happy Easter!

We are happy to announce that PanPastel will be our new sponsor for the Get Dusty Competition until January 2020.

PanPastel Colors are professional artists’ quality soft pastel colors packed in a unique pan format (cake-like). The special qualities of PanPastel Colors mean that artists can blend and apply dry color like fluid paint for the first time.

All PanPastel Colors are made using a unique manufacturing process requiring minimal binder and fillers, resulting in rich, ultra soft and super-blendable colors.

Each color is loaded with the finest quality artists’ pigments for the most concentrated colors possible. The colors have excellent lightfastness and are fully erasable. Uniquely, for pastel color, they can be mixed together for a complete painting palette.

The winners will get a set of 10 PanPastel Colors (the winner can choose one of their 10 colour sets or make up their own palette of 10 colours), 1 palette tray and 1 soft tools starter set! PanPastel will get into contact with the winners and ship the prize directly to them! Visit their website for more informations: http://www.panpastel.com/about.html

 

'Art has always been a part of my life. Having a graphic arts background has influenced my art in that a strong composition is very important to me. I prefer close-up views, studying how shapes created by light and shadows interact together. 
My inspirations found in nature include luminous berries, vegetables, flora, and animals with a focus on birds and waterfowl.
I am a Signature Member of the Pastel Societies of America, Maine, New Hampshire, Central Mass, and an Associate Member of Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod and the Connecticut Pastel Society and have received Honorable Mentions in the Pastel 100 Competition for Pastel JournalMagazine as well as a finalist for Artist's Magazine Competitions.'
 
 

April – category Animal, challenge: ‘Birds on water’.

That means water fowl actually swimming, drifting, diving. Birds preening, stalking prey, just landing or starting off are also permissible, but they have to be in contact with the water! 

 Deadline is April, 25

Happy painting!

Mark Ivan Cole PSA, our guest judge for the March Get Dusty Competition wrote: `My congratulations to the winners! I salute everyone who did the work and had the courage to enter the competition. May we all continue to Get Dusty in pursuit of our art, and may the work be joyous!`

The winner is MARTINA ZINGLER with "Skies over Iceland" Congratulations! Martina wins a set of Premium Sanded Pastel Paper from our sponsor UART.

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In second place is Svenja Starke with "Last Rain Showers", in third place is Karen Israel with "A Day Away".

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