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.

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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'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.'
 
 

Dear members,

our Annual General Meeting is coming up. It will be held on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 6pm GMT/7pm CET in an online meeting room. For details, go to the forum and read the new thread 'PGE Annual General Meeting 2019'.

Update 24/03/19: I have added the meeting ID in the forum thread.

Dorothea Schulz

PGE chair