Barbara Archer-Baldwin is our guest judge for our winter Get Dusty. Winter- free choice.

 Barbara Archer

Barbara Archer-Baldwin, PSA, lives in Venice, FL, USA.

Member of: Pastel Society of America, Signature Member; Women Painters of Southeast, Pastel Society of Colorado, Pastel Society of Tampa Bay, and Pastel Society of West Coast..

Although she was primarily trained in oils, her passion is, now and forever, Pastels. She has been painting with Pastels exclusively for the last 12 years She has taught many mediums, including oil, acrylic, drawing, for the past 25 years, but now concentrates all her creative energies on Pastels teaching a weekly pastels class for the last 10 years.


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Happy New Year!

2017 is  over and it is time to choose 'Best of Get Dusty 2017'. All placed entries in the January to November competitions are eligible. Go to the folder 'Best of Get Dusty 2017' and have a look at our 30 beautiful entries. You have until the end of January to choose your favourite. Please post your choice in the forum. The winning entry will be featured on our website and FB page. Happy voting!

Our Winter Get Dusty runs from November 25th, 2017 until January 25th, 2018. All we ask of you is to paint a seasonal scene, be it still life, floral, landscape, portrait or animal. For this competition you may upload up to three entries. Enjoy the holidays and happy painting!