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Our webmaster Michael Schnitker has informed us that he will have to quit for personal reasons. That means that PGE will be without a webmaster from January 2019 onwards until we find somebody else for the job. If you know of anyone who is computer-savy, knows Joomla and would be willing and able to run our website, please contact the board or post in the forum. We would be prepared to pay a small fee, but PGE cannot afford a fully professional webmaster, unless we raise the member fee considerably, which we want to avoid.
Thank you!
Dorothea Schulz
PGE chair

Karen Howard PSA is an American pastel artist. Originally from the East coast, she lives in San Diego, California.
Karen began her study of art with a pencil and a pad of paper. She progressed to oil painting and received her Associates Degree in Fine Arts.
Karen later discovered the wonders of painting with pastels. The immediacy and tactile nature of this medium suits her needs and has excited her ever since. 

Our guest judge Karen Adams Howard PSA wrote: `It was quite a challenge to select the order of those to receive honors. The top five handled the subject and their medium expertly!´

The winner of our November Get Dusty competition has been chosen; it is Kerstin Birk with ‘Yellow Roses and Sugar Bowl" Congratulations! Kerstin wins a set of Premium Sanded Pastel Paper from our sponsor UART.

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In second place is Stephie Clark with"Café au lait Floribunda" in third

place is Dorothea Schulz with "Still Summer".

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 Honorable mentions go to Ghislaine Fabre with "Old pot and last roses

in my garden", John King with "Remembering"

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 Congratulations to all who placed!
You'll find all 12 entries in the Competition Gallery.
The judge's comments will be published in the Winter Scribbler 2018/2019.
Meet our winner on her website.

All entries to our Open Online Pastel Competition are now online. Click on PGE Online Competition 2018 Webshow to see all galleries and enjoy the beautiful diversity of the pastel art presented there.