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!

The PGE board

Deborah LaFogg Docherty’s art combines great two loves; her love of nature and her love of painting. She strives to give people a glimpse of how animals live in the wild, raise their young, court and survive. She paints a picture of a secret world that many never get a chance to see.

Her paintings have won national and international awards and have been included in Art museum shows in the US and abroad.

In February of this year she was part of a group of artists to go to Kenya for conservation. The goal is to help with fund raising efforts to bring back the Northern White Rhino from the brink of Extinction.

In April she was asked by the Florida National Parks Trust to create a painting for the 'Celebrating 50 years of Biscayne National Parks' fund raiser. She has also won a place in The Artists Magazines Top One Hundred Paintings of the year 2018.

Deborah LaFogg is a member of several renowned art societies, including the Pastel Society of America PSA.


 PGE Open Online Pastel 

Competition 2018

The PastelGuild of Europe rf is proud to announce its first ever Open Online Pastel Competition. We have enlisted three well-known pastel artists as judges and offer 2000€ in prize money and hundreds more in art materials or vouchers. Our sponsors are UART, PanPastel, Gordan Becin and Victor4Art.

Dear members,

after the initial website update last week there still remain quite a few glitches we have to get rid off. Our webmaster has informed us that it will take longer than initially thought to identify and correct them all. It would be very helpful if you could post in the forum about any anomalies you discover. Thank you!

A portrait of an old woman

Our guest judge Giselé Hurtaud has choosen the winner; it is Jan Hargood with 'Mum´. This is a beautiful, sensitive painting and a worthy winner; congratulations! Jan wins a set of Premium Sanded Pastel Paper from our sponsor UART.

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In second place is Dorothea Schulz PGE with 'Lao Wang'. In third place is Michele Ashby with 'Viewing the viewer'.