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2014 Herman Margulies Award for Excellence, donated by Dianne B. Bernhard, Beach Space by Teresa DeSeve, PSA

The 42nd Annual Exhibition Update

You can view the complete list of our generous 2014 award sponsors here.
Click here to see the 2014 award winners.

The 43rd Annual Open Juried Exhibition: Enduring Brilliance!
at the National Arts Club, New York City, September 8-26, 2015. Soft pastels only. More than $30,000 in awards. Online digital entries only. Download prospectus after March 15 at or send SASE (#10) to Pastel Society of America, 15 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY 10003.
Info at

Catch up on PSA President Jimmy Wright’s journey to China as guest of pastel societies in Beijing and Suzhou. Attending the First China (Suzhou) Biennial International Pastel Art Exhibition, Jimmy joined a ten-artist international delegation of pastelists in a history-making visit to open the pastel dialog between East and West. Click here to see his photos and diary.

A slide show of pastels painted during Richard McKinley's PSA Destination Workshop in San Miguel de Alende, Mexico, September 11 -20, 2015
Click here to see the workshop pastels.

Apply for Membership in PSA

Membership jurying takes place in January, March, May, July, and October of each year. Please check the exact dates for 2014/2015 on the Membership page.

Your CD must arrive in the PSA office by the application deadline date. To familiarize yourself with specifications for your entries and tips on applying for membership in PSA, please check the membership application.

Please keep PSA informed of your current email address so that you do not miss out on any news. Please email any changes you have at

Jimmy Wright, PSA, President

Workshops and Classes
The PSA School for Pastels brochure for 2014-2015 workshops and classes is available. To view our line-up of upcoming workshops please click here.

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