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Maryland Pastel Society events


Signature Members Exhibition Nov-Dec 2023

Call for Entries

“Festival of Pastels”

Maryland Pastel Signature Members Exhibit

Thursday, November 2, 2023 through Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Washington County Arts Council

34 South Potomac Street, Suite 100

Hagerstown, MD 21740

All Signature Members of the Maryland Pastel Society are encouraged to participate in this exhibition. The Washington County Arts Council Gallery is an excellent opportunity to showcase our society's artwork.

About the Washington County Arts Council

Situated in downtown historic Hagerstown near shops and eateries, it is a great location to have opportunities for sales at the beginning of the busy holiday season. We will be exhibiting in the Gallery and Main Hallway.

The Washington County Arts Council (WCAC) has worked to enrich the cultural, social and economic life of the community through nurturing the arts since 1968. The WCAC serves residents of all ages in this diverse and growing county in the Cumberland Valley, nestled in the gently rolling mountains of western Maryland.

The WCAC provides a wide variety of programming; technical assistance; funding opportunities; and encouragement to arts organizations and individual artists, developing connections between them and those who desire to have art in their lives. The WCAC is engaged with the local art scene and promotes its programs. Visit

Important dates:

Sunday, September 24: Entry Deadline

Saturday, September 30: Acceptance notifications emailed to members

Saturday, October 28: Option to drop off accepted artwork to the MPS General Meeting.

Wednesday, November 1: Drop off of accepted work 10:00 am—1:00 pm

Thursday, November 2: Exhibit opens. Artists’ Reception 5 pm—7 pm

Saturday, November 4: Virtual video exhibit

Tuesday, December 5: Pick up of all unsold artwork 3 pm—5 pm

To enter this show, see the prospectus below.