The winner of our September Get Dusty competition has been chosen; it is Teresa Allen with ‘Treeline View’. Congratulations! Teresa wins a set of Premium Sanded Pastel Paper from our sponsor UART.

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In second place is Kerstin Birk with ‘February Shadows’, in third place is Francoise Guillaume with ‚Arbres en lumière’.

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This month's category is 'Animal', the theme of the competition is 'My four-legged friend(s)'. For this challenge we want a pet portrait. Cats, dogs, horses, rabbits, hamsters,guinea pigs are all good; or maybe you have a pet pig or goat at home? If you do not have a pet of your own, paint a friend's or familiy member's pet. Please do not post paintings of wild animals, unless you own a pet lion... What we also do not want are animals in the landscape, this is a portrait challenge.

As usual, you can enter 2 paintings. Please read the rules before you post. Closing date is the 25th October 2018.

Happy painting!


So very exciting, our first international pastel competition has finally started! Go to to enter your artwork.

We hope that a lot of you will participate; no other pastel online show is better value for money for PGE members than ours!

Good luck to all of you!

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The artist about herself
'I was born in Connecticut, grew up in South Florida and spent summers in the North Carolina Mountains.  I currently live in Marietta Georgia, just outside of Atlanta.  I graduated from the University of Florida with a BA in Education. I operated a family day care for 21 years so that I could stay home with my own 2 children. We traveled every summer with the kids and tried to visit every National Park. Most of my paintings are inspired by the photos I took on these adventures. I am now painting and teaching pastel classes and workshops full time. I am represented by several galleries in the Southeast as well as several online galleries. I am a Member of Excellence in the Southeastern Pastel Society and a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America.'

Our first open online competition is over. We will check all the entries, then our judges will have the next weeks to make their choices. The winner in each category gets 200€ + art material from our sponsors. Second places win 150€, third places 100€. The results will be published on October, 31. All the winning paintings will be shown in a special edition of our newsletter, the Scribbler.