Members, you still have a week to enter a painting into out May 'Get Dusty' and have a chance to win a beautiful set of Unison pastels. The category is 'Still life', the challenge is 'Still life with porcelain'. You may include others objects, but the emphasis should be on the porcelain, so not just a vase with flowers, please!

Sarah Blumenschein is a pastel artist living in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Although she earned a degree in Industrial Engineering in college, creating art has always been a passion.  Upon retiring from industry, she initially thought she wanted to paint landscapes, but eventually found herself more interested and excited about painting still lifes due to the variety of colors, shapes, textures, and reflective surfaces possible.  

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The winner of our April competition is our new member Claudia Chimenti with 'Harley'. Congratulations! Claudia wins a set of Unison pastels.

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In second place is Dolores Saul with 'Explorer'. In third place is Elisabeth Blass with 'Triplet'.

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Right now before the spring is here, the new Pastel Scribbler is published. There is plenty of interesting reading matter in this issue; in addition to articles about our wonderful ‘Get Dusty’ winners and judges. Dolores Saul takes us to her demonstrations at the fair and other jobs with pastel demonstrations. There are new PGE members for you to meet. Mario Vukelic offers fantastic workshops in Croatia. The new Scribbler is only for members! Go to the little image on the right sidebar and log in again.

If you have an article or picture demo you would like to see featured in the Scribbler, do send them to us: scribbler(at)