Our Winter Get Dusty - Free Choice runs from November 26th, 2019 until January 25th, 2020. It can be still life, floral, landscape, portrait, animal or abstract. For this competition you may upload up to three entries. Enjoy the holidays and happy painting!

Jeri Greenberg PSA, our judge for the November Get Dusty Competition has made her decision:

The winner is Silja Salmistu with "Lemon Tea" 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 Anne-Laure Glaude with "Concombresin third place is Clea Müller with "HomeMade Jelly".

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Stella Mays our judge for the October Get Dusty Competition has choosen:

The winner is Alena Rachinger with "Koala mum with baby" 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 Dolores Saul PGE with "Fyrsta the Firstin third place is Yael Maimon with "Mama cat".

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After many years as a fashion illustrator and designer, Jeri took time off to raise a family while working from home as a textile and graphic designer.  Years later, she discovered her passion for pastels. Jeri teaches weekly classes at Museum School at Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, NC, leads a variety of demos and  workshops across the country, and juries pastel shows nationwide.



"Pastels are an immediate tool to express feelings, the perfect vehicle by which to "Make the Ordinary Extraordinary" and to tell stories in paintings...Pastels are pure color and pure joy for me.  The ability to make them do whatever you want, using both soft and hard pastels, is both freeing and a delicious torture." - J. Greenberg



From still lifes, urban interiors, figures and fabrics, to landscapes, Jeri's portfolio reflects the Power of Pastels™.   She shares her love of nature, people's expressions and the soul that's hiding in an inanimate object.


 Written by Joanna Ward


Dear members; before you try to upload an entry into the Get Dusty, we strongly recommend that you read the Get Dusty rules. They contain all the necessary information to successfully upload your painting. Every month, we either find entries which do not comply with the competition rules (information about the size of the painting and your source of reference), or members ignore the technical requirements (file size) and are unable to upload their entry. We try to contact members if we discover a problem but not all are on FB or read their messages. Dolores Saul has written an article in the newest Scribbler newsletter about how to resize a photo for upload. When in doubt, you can also post a question in the forum or contact us under info[at]pastelguild.org.

Thank you!

Dorothea Schulz

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