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                 Pittsburgh Pastel 
Artists League

Pastel is pure pigment, the same pigment used in all art media, such as oil paint or watercolor paint, the only difference being the binder used to hold the pigment together into a usable form. Pastel uses the minimum amount of binder. When properly framed, it is the most permanent of all mediums. Pastel has no liquid binder that may cause the surface to darken, fade, yellow, crack or blister with time. No other medium has the power of color or stability of pastel, holding its color with the passage of time. Pastel artists understand the power of their medium and use it to full advantage.

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Upcoming exhibits

    • 05/24/2024
    • Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art - Ligonier Valley, One Boucher Lane, Ligonier, PA 15658
    Register

    Your PPAL Exhibits Committee has made arrangements for a juried members show at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art (SAMA) at Ligonier Valley from August 17 through November 6, 2024. There will be a reception and awards presentation on Saturday, August 24, 2-4, with the awards presentation at 2:30.

    Judging for awards will be done at the venue by the juror, Erica Nuckles, Ph.D. 

    You may enter up to three artworks for the entry fee of $35. It's important that you carefully read the prospectus here.

    In addition, in order to present a professional-looking show, PPAL has implemented exhibit standards that you must read and follow. You can find them here. Your work will be screened at drop-off for Standards compliance.

    To download printable labels for the backs of your work to be filled in by hand, click here. To download Microsoft Word fill-in-the-blank labels, click here.

    Registration for the show is due online by May 24 and you can pay securely using PayPal even if you do not have a PayPal account or you can pay via mailed check to the address in the prospectus. When registering, you will need to enter information about your three paintings (title, size, price, etc.) so be sure to read the prospectus and have all the information ready before you start registering.

    • 06/17/2024
    • Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art - Ligonier Valley, One Boucher Lane, Ligonier, PA 15658
    Register

    Your PPAL Exhibits Committee has made arrangements for a juried members show at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art (SAMA) at Ligonier Valley from August 17 through November 6, 2024. There will be a reception and awards presentation on Saturday, August 24, 2-4, with the awards presentation at 2:30.

    Judging for awards will be done at the venue by the juror, Erica Nuckles, Ph.D.  Acceptance emails will go out near June 17.

    You may enter up to three artworks for the entry fee of $35. It's important that you carefully read the prospectus here.

    In addition, in order to present a professional-looking show, PPAL has implemented exhibit standards that you must read and follow. You can find them here. Your work will be screened at drop-off for Standards compliance.

    To download printable labels for the backs of your work to be filled in by hand, click here. To download Microsoft Word fill-in-the-blank labels, click here.

    Registration for the show is due online by May 24 and you can pay securely using PayPal even if you do not have a PayPal account or you can pay via mailed check to the address in the prospectus. When registering, you will need to enter information about your three paintings (title, size, price, etc.) so be sure to read the prospectus and have all the information ready before you start registering.

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