We have a new sponsor for our Get Dusty competition! PGE webmaster, pastel instructor and online shop owner Michael Schnitker has kindly offered to sponsor us for this year. Pastell-Shop offers a range of pastel sticks and pencils from Blockx, Conté à Paris, Derwent, Koh-I-Noor Toison d'Or, Rembrandt, Schmincke and Unison. It also sells Clairefontaine Pastelmat and UArt sanded paper in many sizes and different grades. The winner of the Get Dusty gets a 50€ gift voucher for Pastell-Shop,  postage and packaging are included in the prize.

The website is currently only in German, but will soon get an English version. Until then, you can contact Michael for your prize under michael[at]pastell-shop.de.





Silja Salmistu wins our ´Best of Get Dusty 2019´ competition with her wonderful still life ´Lemon Tea´. What a great start into the new year, congratulations! The certificate is on the way to Silja.

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Dear members,


please pay your membership dues until tomorrow. Members who haven't paid their fee will automatically lose their membership in our pastel society with the end of February. Paying your dues only takes a few minutes. You can find all the relevant information here: https://pastelguild.org/index.php/join-pge


Margaret Glass, our judge for the Winter Get Dusty Competition has made her decision:

The winner is Silja Salmistu with "Violin in Case" Congratulations! She wins a set of 10 PanPastel colors and a set of Sofft tools from our sponsor PanPastel.

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In second place is George Tsakiris with "Path of Transformationin third place is Dorothea Schulz PGE with "Merry Blackberries".

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Head shot from Art A La Mode gala Oct 2017 cropped

Born and raised in Berlin, Germany, and currently living near Los Angeles, CA, Daggi is an award winning painter specializing in contemporary realism and portraiture. She has reached the level of Eminent Pastelist of the International Association of Pastel Societies and Master Pastelist of the Pastel Society of America as well as Signature Status in several other arts organizations..
Her work has been shown at the National Arts Club and the Salmagundi Club in NYC, the Butler Institute of American Art, OH, and is in several permanent corporate collections. She has won numerous awards in national and international exhibitions and her work has been published in several magazines and books, including American Art Collector, Southwest Art, Professional Artist Magazine, International Artist Magazine, The Pastel Journal, Poets and Artists Magazine and Pratique Des Arts in France.