The PastelGuild of Europe rf is proud to announce their second Open Online Pastel Competition 2020. The show is open to all pastel artists, members and non-members alike.We have several well-known pastel artists as judges and offer $2400 in prize money and hundreds more in art material or vouchers from our sponsors. Our online-only competition will be hosted with OnlineJuriedShows OJS. 


October 1st, 2020  Open for entries

October 31, 2020 Entry deadline

November 30, 2020 Award notifications


The show in its entirety will be posted in December both on the OJS and the PGE website.


Dominique Houard, FR – Still life/Florals

Tony Allain PSA, GB – Landscape

Sharron Blackmore, GB – Animal

Daggi Wallace PSA, GER/US – Portrait/Figure



Gordan Becin Pastels




UART paper


Judith Kazdym Leeds is an internationally recognized award winning artist whose paintings reflect her unique and colorful view of our daily life, sometimes with humor and sometimes with pathos.

She paints portraits, still lifes and landscapes in both pastels and oils. Her work has garnered many awards, medals and honors. She is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America and a member of The International Association of Pastel Societies’ IAPS Master Circle,

Judith was formerly an internationally known award-winning graphic artist who created over 3,000 hard covered book jackets including The Color Purple.

She gives workshop and demonstrations throughout the United States.

Her work can be found in both public and private collections.

Judy Leeds

Judy Leeds FB page

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!

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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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.