Regina Calton Burchett is a North Carolina artist working in pastels, charcoal and oils. She graduated from Michigan State University, studying textiles and art, and continued with her art studies after graduation.

Burchett has worked primarily in pastels since 1999 and has given demos and workshops on painting skies and clouds with pastels. She worked for Fine Art Studio Online (FASO) as an artist support tech, creating artist websites for six years before retiring in 2020. Regina was a panelist for the ASC Regional Artist Project Grants in October 2018, and Judge for the 2018 Ellen Cook Gaskin Memorial Art Show in Albemarle NC.


Daggi Wallace, PSA, our judge for the February Get Dusty Competition 2020 has made her decision:

The winner is Jeri Greenberg with "Daydreamer" Congratulations! She receives a gift voucher from Dakota Art Pastels.  Postage and packaging are included in the prize.

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In second place is Tai Meng Lim with "Catching a Dream2in third place is Dorothea Schulz PGE with "Dreaming of spring in Ritan Park".

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We have a new sponsor for our Get Dusty competition! PGE webmaster, pastel instructor and online shop owner Michael Schnitker has kindly offered to sponsor us for this year. Pastell-Shop offers a range of pastel sticks and pencils from Blockx, Conté à Paris, Derwent, Koh-I-Noor Toison d'Or, Rembrandt, Schmincke and Unison. It also sells Clairefontaine Pastelmat and UArt sanded paper in many sizes and different grades. The winner of the Get Dusty gets a 50€ gift voucher for Pastell-Shop,  postage and packaging are included in the prize.

The website is currently only in German, but will soon get an English version. Until then, you can contact Michael for your prize under michael[at]





Dear members,

our Annual General Meeting is coming up. It will be held on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 6pm GMT/7pm CET in an online meeting room. For details, go to the forum and read the new thread 'PGE Annual General Meeting 2020'.

Silja Salmistu wins our ´Best of Get Dusty 2019´ competition with her wonderful still life ´Lemon Tea´. What a great start into the new year, congratulations! The certificate is on the way to Silja.

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