You have all received several emails during the last weeks about the brand-new PGE website. The test phase has now ended and we are moving. The June Get Dusty will already be held on the new website. An upload on this website is no longer possible. All entries have to be uploaded at

All members who haven't re-registered yet and signed up for the new website should do so. 



Christine Obers our judge for the Get Dusty Competition April 2022 has made her decision:

The winner is Joanna Gray with "Sunny Surrey". Congratulations! Joanna receives 50 € and a certificate.

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In second place is Lynn Howarth PGE with "Houston"in third place is Ruth Mann PGE with "Day Dreaming".

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The PGE board wishes you all a wonderful spring with this lovely "Backlit bouquet" by our member Silja Salmistu.

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This month’s category is still life, the challenge is ‚A still life with tools‘. Have a rummage in your kitchen drawers, your garden shed or your toolbox and see what you can find. You may combine your choice of a tool or tools with other objects, but the tools must be the centre of interest.

As usual, every member may enter up to two paintings. Deadline is May 25.

Please consult the Get Dusty rules before you upload. Happy painting!



@Ruth Mann PGE, When the gardener's away...

Winner of the June 2011 Get Dusty

"My medium is pastel. I like the simplicity and immediacy. Pastels are pure pigment with a binder. The colors remain true over centuries. Within my art is the desire, to capture an ephemeral moment and preserve it with all its colors and shades of emotion."


Christine Obers has won numerous international awards. Her artwork has been exhibited at the National Arts Club, Pastel Society of America Exhibit in New York, Albuquerque NM, Moro Bay CA, and the Aurora Art Center just outside Toronto Ontario. She has been featured in major art publications, Pastel Journal and Southwest Art. Christine Obers was recently awarded the Master Circle Gold Medal from the International Association of Pastel Societies. She is a Distinguished Pastelist in the Pastel Society of the West Coast and Master Pastelist in the Pastel Artists of Canada Association. Obers' commissioned artwork is in private collections throughout Canada and the US.