VPS: MidState is pleased to host the 2022 Members Exhibition during June and July.

Location:  Chaffee Art Center, Rutland, VT

Dates:  June 11 – July 22

Juror of Awards: Karen Israel

  • Judge’s First Place Award
  • Judge’s Second Place Award
  • Judge’s Third Place Award
  • Luminous Landscape Award
  • Reflective Waterscape Award
  • Lively Still Life Award
  • Figuratively Speaking Award
  • Abstractly Appealing Award
  • Totally Tonal Award
  • Touchingly Textural Award
  • Colorfully Crafted Award
  • Lovely Lines Award
  • Shapely and Edgy Award


Thank you to the Pastel Society of New Hampshire and the Adirondack Pastel Society for donating awards.

Registration Deadline: Sunday, May 1

Drop Off: Saturday, June 4, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Reception: June 11, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Pick Up: July 23, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Submission guidelines:

To participate in the Members Exhibition, you must complete this Google Form, HERE, which allows you to submit up to 3 pieces of art for the exhibition. You must submit your 3 pieces in priority-of-hanging order. If we do not have room for all 3, we will start with your first entry, then your second, etc.

You have until May 1 to submit your art. Once received, we will calculate the space available to us at the gallery and let you know how many pieces of art we can accept on drop-off day.

Eligibility: All VPS members may enter up to three (3) pieces.

Artwork requirements:

  • at least 90% pastel (oil or soft)
  • original, not painted in a workshop or class
  • completed within the last three years
  • not exhibited in any previous VPS competition 
  • framed, labeled, and ready to hang from wire


By submitting your work, you are agreeing to the terms established by the Chaffee Art Center for exhibitions.

Commission: The gallery collects a 40% commission from all sold works. Members are allowed to submit NFS work, but you are highly encouraged to have your work for sale.

Announcements and Public Relations: The Chaffee Art Center will create a press release to be distributed to local media outlets. Please share information about the Member Exhibition on your social media. Hard-copy postcard invitations can be created at the exhibitors’ request and expense.

Artist Participation: We encourage artists’ participation by attending the Member Exhibition opening reception June 11.

Liability: By submitting titles and framed sizes for hanging in this show, artists are agreeing to the terms established by the Chaffee Art Center for exhibitions and understand that the Vermont Pastel Society has no insurance for liability available for artwork in transition to and from the venue and while hanging in the venue. All risk for damage to or loss of artwork at the Member Exhibition, as well as during transportation to or from the venue, is the responsibility of the artist.

Art Transportation: Please contact your Hub Point Person to help you arrange transportation of your artwork(s).


If you have any questions about the exhibit, contact either one of us:

Cristine Kossow:

Louise Kenney:

With all of us participating, this VPS show will garner

lots of viewer attention at a really great venue.

Thank you for offering your pastels for exhibition!