Mile High National Pastel Exhibition ...


The PSC sponsors its highly competitive Mile High National Pastel Exhibition at a venue in the Denver Metropolitan region every summer. Over 100 exceptional pastel paintings are selected by a nationally-recognized juror and judge from at least 300 highly competitive entries. The resulting show is an opportunity for artists to win up to $4000 in awards, art connoisseurs to expand their collections, and the public to enjoy the shimmering colors of pastels throughout the shows 4 – 8 week duration. The breadth of subjects, styles, and skills found only in pastel paintings at their best are captured in the show's beautiful catalogue. As with all artwork sold through PSC shows, the commission collected by the organization is used to fund cash awards for artists in future exhibitions.

The 2017 Mile High National at Littleton Historical Museum, Littleton, CO

PSC 2017 Mile High National Pastel Exhibition

Pastel Society of Colorado

Show Co-Chairs: Susan Foster & Nancy Welter


Littleton Historical Museum, July 6 to August 20, 2017

6028 S Gallup St, Littleton, CO 80120



Registration Opens: 2018 TBA

Entry Deadline:  To Enter for 2018, please visit

Eligibility:  Open to all artists working in the medium of soft pastel.


Awards Judge: Tony Allain PS, PSA, MC/IAPS, MPANZ


PSC is delighted to introduce Tony Allain as our Juror and Judge for the 13th Annual Mile High National Exhibition in 2017.  Tony is a member of The Pastel Society UK, the Master Circle of the International Association of Pastel Societies, a Signature Member of Pastel Society of America, and a Master Pastelist of the Pastel Artists of New Zealand.  Tony has been painting for over forty years. He is a painter of light and movement, with a complete understanding of his surroundings. Born and raised in the Channel Islands, Tony has exhibited extensively over the years, his work can be found in many leading galleries as well as private and corporate collections, including the Maritime Museum Guernsey. In 2004 received a commission for twelve paintings for the state rooms on board the “Queen Mary 2” the new flag ship for the Cunard Line. He has exhibited with the Royal Society of Marine Artists, and The Pastel Society in London. His work is regularly featured in The Artist and Leisure Painter, Practique des Arts and The Pastel Journal. Tony now lives and works in the UK.


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