For guidance on how to prepare your images, use these
Step-by-Step Image Preparation Tutorials by Christine Ivers, PSA.
Prepare your images using these specifications for PSA membership application.
Photoshop Elements 12
||Application for Membership
Whether you are a non-member applying for membership or an Associate Member applying for Signature status, you will want to make note of the 2017 membership jurying dates:
Jan 16; notification to artist Feb 6
Mar 13; notification to artist Apr 3
May 8; notification to artist May 29
July 10; notification to artist Aug 7
Oct 9; notification to artist Oct 30
Membership Info: The Pastel Society of America has over 1,000 artist members throughout the US and abroad. There are three levels of juried membership: Associate, Signature, and Master Pastelist. The membership committee confers either Associate or Signature status to accepted applications. At any time during membership, an Associate Member may apply for Signature status through the jurying system. In an alternative route, an Associate Member in good standing automatically receives Signature status after being accepted in three PSA annual exhibitions, which need not be consecutive. As a non-member accepted to the Annual for the first time, your acceptance counts toward your elevation to Signature status, provided you apply for Associate Membership. Master Pastelist status is conferred when a member in good standing accumulates three PSA annual exhibition awards. PSA annual exhibition awards are juried by a New York or national art professional, such as a curator or museum director.
For membership application form click here.
You may also call or email PSA's office or send a self-addressed stamped envelope to receive the application.
Juried Associate Member - $60 (annually)
Artist Memberships: Signature Member - $75 (annually)
Special membership categories open to all (receive Pastelagram, newsletter, notice of events, member mailings)
Patron - $100 or more each year
Sponsor - $50 or more each year
Donor - $25 or more each year
PSA now has PayPal for domestic and international pastel artists.
Add Your Images and Biography to the Member Gallery
Signature Members may have an expanded listing on our site including their own bio page with a 100-200 word biography and two thumbnail color paintings for $80 per year (additional paintings can be added for $30 per year each). Members with an expanded listing will be highlighted in the membership list and included in the Member Gallery.
If you are a Signature Member and wish to request your expanded listing on our web site, please mail the following to Pastel Society of America, 15 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY 10003, USA:
Two images of paintings to be displayed. The images should be on a CD in JPG format and should be saved as 1000 pixels on the longest side at 72dpi or greater.
A CD containing your 100-200 word bio and the contact information you would like displayed on your page (e.g., name, address, phone number, e-mail, web-address if you have a private web site).
A check for $80 made out to "Pastel Society of America". If mailing from outside of the United States, check must be in US dollars and drawn on a US Bank. We cannot accept checks that are not in US dollars or that are not drawn on a US bank. If you are including more than 2 images, please add $30/ additional image.
If you wish to have the CD returned, please include a self addressed envelope. If items are to be mailed within the US, please attach appropriate postage to the envelope, otherwise, please add the appropriate return postage costs to your check. Please do not mail valuable or irreplaceable items, Pastel Society of America cannot be responsible for lost or damaged items, all items must be sent and returned at your own risk.
Post Upcoming Workshops on PSA’s Website
In addition, members with an expanded listing will be allowed to list up to 2 workshops per calendar year at no charge and additional workshops at $15 per workshop (members who do not have an expanded listing are charged $25 per workshop).