Members Non-Juried Spring 2021 Exhibition (virtual) will be held in mid-April through mid-June. Paintings can be viewed in the comfort of one’s home, as often as desired!
Important New Dates:
Extended — Final Call for Entries: Saturday, April 17 at 11:59 pm
Exhibit Dates: Tuesday, April 20—Monday, June 21, 2021
Judging completion: Friday, April 23
Notice to Award winners: Friday evening, April 23
People’s Choice Award: one day of voting on Saturday, April 24 till 11:59 pm (TX DST)
Awards Ceremony: Sunday, April 25 at 2:00 pm
Exhibit Platform: www.austinpastelsociety-exhibitions.org
Prospectus: APS Spring 2021 Exhibit Prospectus (updated with extended dates)
There are two artist levels for awards: Emerging Artist and Established Artist, with five (5) awards per category. Paintings can be for sale, but that’s optional. And, there is no limit on painting size.
As Cindy McBride so well-stated, “Judging” is a learning experience in itself.” A committee composed of both established and emerging judges will determine awards.
APS Exhibit Bonus:
- Award prizes totaling $1,000+ in cash and merchandise.
- Link to Flickr APS Album for full sets & awards set albums by June 23.
- APS Newsletter will publish details about award winners.
- Exhibit advertised on the FASO Exhibition webpage and Informed Collector Exhibit weekly edition that reaches over 45,000 art collectors and enthusiasts.
- Award winners paintings will be displayed on the APS Home page during the summer months of 2021.
- Paintings can be listed at a sale price, as Available, or Not for Sale.
Committee of Judges:
Neva Rossi’s work is featured in juried exhibitions on national and international levels. Her work has been featured in the Pastel Society of America’s 2014 and 2018 Annual Juried Exhibit and the prestigious IAPS 2016 and 2018 Juried Exhibitions. Neva was invited to participate in the Annual International Contemporary Art Exhibitions organized and offered by Art Residence Pro Vobis—Assisi, where her paintings were featured in the Sala della Volte in Piazza del Comune, Assisi, Italy. www.nevarossi.com
Anna Lisa Leal has been recognized by the esteemed Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Research Center where her work was on the Silver Anniversary poster in 2016. She has won numerous top-level awards and has been accepted as finalist in national and international juried events that draw thousands of entries. Anna Lisa was featured in Voyage Dallas Magazine in 2018 and in the Jan/Feb 2017 edition of Artists on Art Magazine for the article “The Educational Road to Becoming a Successful Artist.” www.annalisaleal.com
Jody Martin, born in Lubbock, Texas, is the daughter of acclaimed West Texas artist Conny Martin. Jody never doubted that she would become an artist, and under her mother’s tutelage she learned classical drawing and contemporary design. She earned her art degree from Abilene Christian University, and went on to study painting under Daniel Greene and Emily Guthrie. Jody has worked as a studio artist and muralist. She is published in several magazines and books, such as Strokes of Genius 2018, and is a national and international award winner. Jody paints full time. www.jodymartinstudio.com