Dear members! 

Your PGE membership fee for 2020 is due and should be paid until January 31Click on this link for the payment details:

Thank you!

Last Autumn, we have asked you for suggestions for Get Dusty themes for 2020 and have discussed the proposals among the board.

So here they are; the new Get Dusty challenges!

For 2020 we have also introduced a new kind of Free Choice Get Dusty. We are giving you a specific challenge, but you can choose the category (Landscape, portrait/figure, animal or still life/floral).

If you don‘t know what to paint, why not check out the reference photos in our Photo Library? This is a collection of free reference photos from members for members. Or upload some of your photos for the benefit of others.

December 19/January 2020 – Free choice

Deadline January, 25, 2020


February 2020 - category: Portrait/Figure - challenge: A person dreaming or sleeping

Deadline February, 25, 2020

Can be a full/half figure or a portrait


March 2020 - category: Landscape - challenge: Skyscape

Deadline March, 25, 2020

The sky should take up more than 50% of the painting, it should be the main subject.


April 2020 - category: Animal - challenge: Black and White

Deadline April, 25, 2020

Any animals, which are black AND/OR white such as zebras, magpies, dalmatians, polar bears, arctic foxes, black bears etc.


May 2020 - category: Still Life/Florals - challenge: Spring Flowers

Deadline May, 25, 2020

Either flowers en plein air or in a bouquet; closeups of single blossoms are also allowed.


June 2020 - category: Portrait/Figure - challenge: In the kitchen

Deadline June, 25, 2020

One or several full or half figures of people preparing a meal, chopping, cooking - or eating!


July/August 2020 - Free Choice - Window scenes

Deadline August, 25, 2020

You are free to choose the category: Light falling through windows into a room, scenes seen from a window, people or animals looking through windows, shop windows, a few objects, a flower pot or a vase of flowers on a window sill etc. Important: The window has to be part of your composition!


September 2020 - category: Landscape - challenge: Mountains

Deadline September, 25, 2020

A mountanious landscape as the main subject; it should take up at least half of the painting. 


October 2020 - category: Animal - challenge: Close up/ Details

Deadline October, 25, 2020

Paws, eyes, horns, feathers, fish scales etc.


November 2020 - category: Still Life - challenge: Objects which surround you

Deadline October, 25, 2020

 Things in your flat, house, studio, workshed, workplace etc.


December 2020/January 2021 - Free Choice - Blue

Deadline January, 25, 2021

You are free to choose the category (Still life/Floral, Landscape, Animal, Portrait/Figure), as long as your painting is about the colour 'Blue'.


Happy New Year!

2019 is  over and it is time to choose 'Best of Get Dusty 2019´. All placed entries in the January to November competitions are eligible. Go to the folder 'Best of Get Dusty 2019' and have a look at our 30 beautiful entries. You have until the end of January to choose your favourite. Please post your choice in the forum. The winning entry will be featured on our website and FB page. Happy voting!

In the last 6 months of this year we got a lot of new members.

Welcome to the PGE:

Anna Wacker, Pia Serup, Nicola Kimberlin, Monika Stahnke, Jeremy Lee Mun Loong, Phil Jones, Ruth Lingelbach, Anette Müller, Joelle Stordeur, Gudrun Sallaberger- Plakolb, Anne Laure Glaude, Yevgenia Bondareva, Katharina Polgary, Niall O´Neill, Keren Dibbens-Wyatt, Alena Rachinger, Ronald Hoppe, Thea Herzig, Lavinia Ciupitu, Ivana Tekic and Marie-Louise Irbinger.