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July 12 to September 9, 2019 at Kentlands Mansion, Gaithersburg, MD.

MPS Juried Artist Members Exhibition

"New Perspectives"
July 12 to September 9, 2019
Kentlands Mansion
Gaithersburg, Maryland

This is a special juried exhibition open only to Maryland Pastel Society Artist members, in good standing (i.e., dues paid for 2019). Signature members are NOT eligible for this exhibition. The juror of awards is David Lawton, long-time MPS Signature Member and past president of Maryland Pastel Society.

All paintings must be the artist’s own original work, at least 80% soft pastels, and completed within the last two years.

Please review the Prospectus below for details and instruction for entering this exhibition.

Key Dates:

May 3, 2019 - email deadline for receipt of digital entries and fees paid

May 18, 2019 - notification of acceptans sent to artists via email

July 8, 2019 - Delivery of accepted artworks to the Kentlands Mansion in Gaithersburg, MD.

July 12, 2019 - Exhibition opens

July 25, 2019 - Reception 7-8:30 p.m.

September 8, 2019 - Show closes.

September 9, 2019 - Pick up artwork.

About the Juror & Judge of Awards:

David Lawton has been a pastel artist and oil painter for more than thirty years. He has studied with many nationally known artists in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast and his paintings have won awards in national competitions. In addition, his work has been featured in several art publications. David is both a studio and plein air painter and currently focuses on pastel landscapes and still life. David is a past President of the Maryland Pastel Society and a much sought after painting instructor. To learn more about him and to view his work, please visit his website:

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Prospectus for Artist Members Exhibition 2019 at Kentlands (pdf)

Pay Entry Fee using PayPal:

You have carefully read the Prospectus, prepared your images as instructed, and are ready to email your entry. Do you want to pay your entry fee using PayPal?" Choose your amount of entries (1 to 3) from the drop-down box, below, and then click on the Pay Now button to complete your transaction. If you do not have a PayPal account, select "Pay with a Debit or Credit Card. PayPal will email your receipt to keep for your records.

Entry Fee Quantity 1-3

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