Cecilia Watson won “Get Dusty” contest

Soft pastel Cecilia Watson
Cecilia Watson "Just Hanging Around".

The Pastel Guild of Europe is a society that gathers pastel artist from all around the Europe. Any pastel artist living and working in Europe can join the society by submitting 3 paintings. As one of the activities for the members they run a monthly challenge called Get Dusty.  The theme for December was “Still life – artist’s own setup” and the winner was  Cecilia Watson, a self taught animal and wildlife pastelist from Spain.

The Listing of pastel competitions sponsored by pastel societies

On the web site of the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) there is a listing of upcoming pastel competitions sponsored by pastel societies, open to both members and non-members. You can see it at here. You can also sign up for the IAPS newsletter, which goes out every 4-6 weeks with information for all pastel artists.

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