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.

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. 

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.

The winner of our October Get Dusty competition has been chosen; it is Dolores Saul PGE with ‘A little lady" Congratulations! Dolores wins a set of Premium Sanded Pastel Paper from our sponsor UART.

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In second place is Yolanda Coervers-Schoenmakers with"A Day at the pool" in third place is Jan Hargood with "Best friend".

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Announcing the winners of the PGE Open Online Pastel Competition 

What an amazing show this turned out to be; so many incredible paintings to choose from!

We thank our judges Eric Wilson, Jackie Simmonds PSA and Pirkko Mäkelä-Haapalinna PSA for their work which was not at all easy!

We also thank our sponsors UArt Sanded Paper, PanPastel, Gordan Becin and Victor4Art for their contributions to the prizes.

And the winners are...

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LANDSCAPE (including Seascape, Cityscape and Interior)






See the jury comments in the Special Pastel Scribbler 2018!

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