Announcing the winners of the PGE Open Online Pastel Competition 

What an amazing show this turned out to be; so many incredible paintings to choose from!

We thank our judges Eric Wilson, Jackie Simmonds PSA and Pirkko Mäkelä-Haapalinna PSA for their work which was not at all easy!

We also thank our sponsors UArt Sanded Paper, PanPastel, Gordan Becin and Victor4Art for their contributions to the prizes.

And the winners are...

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LANDSCAPE (including Seascape, Cityscape and Interior)






See the jury comments in the Special Pastel Scribbler 2018!

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Our guest judge for the October get Dusty is wildlife artist Eric Wilson!

He´s one of Great Britain´s leading wildlife artists, a multi-award winner whose paintings are now widely collected throughout the world. He has had sell out exhibitions in London, Germany and the United States. His paintings have apperared in numerous magazines and book and original works have been auctioned at Christies in London. So he is a perfect judge for our fourlegged pets. They have fur, paws, whiskers and a lovely soul too!

Scottish Wildcat


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!


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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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.'