Our Winter Free Choice Get Dusty competition is open for entries. You may choose the category - Still life/Floral, Landscape, Animal, Portrait/Figure, as long as your painting is predominantly blue. How about a winter landscape or a blue bird, a bouquet of blue flowers or a blue-clad person? The possibilities are manifold. 

The deadline for the Winter Get Dusty is January, 25, 2021. Every participant may enter up to three paintings.

Get to your easels and end the year on a blue note!



Announcing the winners of the GET DUSTY PGE Open Online Pastel Competition 2020

We are happy to reveal the winners of the PGE Open Online Pastel Competition 2020. We were very impressed by the quality of the submitted works. Of the 355 paintings submitted by 104 artists, 24 were choosen for an award by our international judges. We thank Daggi Wallace PSA, Tony Allain PSA, Sharron Blackmore and Dominique Houard for their work which cannot have been easy!

We also thank our sponsors UArt Sanded Pastel Paper, PanPastel, Gordan Becin Softpastels, Schmincke Pastels and Pastell-Shop.de for their contributions to the prizes.

And the winners are...

The Gordan Becin Award goes to Shaofei Yu, 1st place in category Still Life with "Plato Hold The Opera Flag"!

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The PanPastel Award goes to Isla Ferrer, 1st place in category Animal with "Milo"!

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The Pastell-Shop.de Award goes to Roger Holmes, 1st place in category Landscape with "Rising Tide At Portwrinkle"!

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The Schmincke Award goes to Fabang Pei, 1st place in category Portrait/Figure with "Farewell Song"!

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The UART-Award, choosen by PGE, goes to Yael Maimon with "Getting Fresh Air"!

Click on the Categories to see the finalists:


LANDSCAPE (including Seascape, Cityscape and Interior)



To see all finalists with larger images,go to Get Dusty 2020

 To see all submitted paintings, go to OnlineJuriedShows

 The November Get Dusty is open. This month's category is 'Still Life', the challenge is 'Objects that surround you'.Paint the things you find in your flat, house, studio, workshed, workplace etc. Please do not enter still lifes that only show flowers in a bouquet or food items, these themes have been covered extensively in other Get Dusty competitions. Be creative and rise to our 2020 lockdown challenge!

As usual, every member may post up to two entries. Deadline is November, 25.

A pastel painter since 1995, Canadian artist Suzanne Godbout combines her own professional career with teaching, demonstrations, conferences, and workshops in order to spread the renaissance of the pastel media, its materials and its techniques. 

Her work has been shown in many exhibitions in America, Europe, Russia and China and has been awarded many prizes. Developing her work from observation, her favorite subjects are still life and landscape. 

President of the Pastel Society of Eastern Canada from 2005 to 2011, she has studied with several great French and American masters. She has exhibited in Giverny, France many time and her work has been featured in Pratique des Arts magazine in 2016.


Our second Open Online Competition is closed. We are so impressed by the high standard of the entries in our four categories. It will be a tough choice for our judges to choose the award winners among so many excellent works!
The results will be published on December, 1st on the OJS website and the PGE website.