Like every summer, our GET DUSTY is a free choice competition. It runs until August, 25th at 00:00C ET. Every member can upload 3 paintings!

Please remember the rules before you upload:

1. Your photo has to be 800px on the long side; smaller sizes will be disqualified.

2. Please state the size of your original painting (size without mat and frame).

3. Please state your source! If you do not use your own set-up, you must have the right to use the reference and tell the name of the photographer! We do not want any copyright issues! 

If your entry was done from life, imagination or your own reference photo, say so. If an external reference was used you should state its source and, where appropriate, the name of the person to whom it belongs. If you do not add this information when entering, or later in the comments box, your entry will be disqualified.

Happy Summer painting!

Members and friends of PGE:

our Get Dusty Gallery is back and is waiting for being visited again!


get dusty archive

You can walk through all entries over the last 6 years if you follow the menu "Get Dusty Archive" in Main Menu/Get Dusty Competition.

Enjoy  hundreds of beautiful pastels and maybe you think about becoming a member? Just register (sign up) and you may upload your own entries to the Get Dusty very soon!


Themes for summer and autumn 2016

 PGE Members-join in the fun and whip up some dust, painting for our monthly pastel challenge!

‘Get Dusty’ is a competition for pastel artists of all levels, organized by PGE members for PGE members on a monthly basis.


Category: Portrait/Figure

"A face with a story to tell"

Closing date : 25th June 2016

July & August

Category: Free choice!

Closing date: 25th of the month


 Christine di Mauro is an American pastel artist from Bohemia, New York. She is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America. Christine has won numerous awards with her still lifes and portraits.


Jude Tolar PSA holds a psychology degree from Oklahoma State University. Art followed her, though, and led her to a graphic design and illustration career. She also wrote and illustrated children’s books.