Pastel painting by Vera Kavura

Suzanne Godbout our judge for the November Get Dusty Competition 2020 has made her decision. The winner is Silja Salmistu with "Shards bring luck", congratulations! As this is Silja's forth Get Dusty win in a year, the material prize goes to the second place, according to the competition rules.
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In second place is Jeremy Lee with "Hoops and dreams", in third place is Anne-Laure Claude with "Robinet de la Baignoire".

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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 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 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

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!



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.