VPS SouthEast is pleased to host the 2022 Juried Show during the months of October and November. Here is the important information:

Location:  Vermont Artisan Designs, 106 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT

Dates:  October 7 to November 18, 2022

Jurors of Selection:

Liz Haywood-Sullivan https://www.lizhaywoodsullivan.com

Michael Chesley Johnson https://www.mchesleyjohnson.com

Judge of Awards: 

Dawn Emerson https://dawnemerson.com

List of Awards:

  1.      First Place Award: $300
  2.      Second Place Award: $200
  3.      Third Place Award: $100
  4.      Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod Award: $75
  5.      Mallory Lake Memorial Award: Set of Mallory Lake’s Pastels


Drop Off: Saturday, September 24, 2022 1-3:00pm

Reception: Friday, November 4, 2022 5-7:00pm

Pick Up: Sunday, November 20, 2022 1-3:00pm

Registration Deadline: Sunday, August 14, 2022 11:59pm

Notification of Acceptance/Non-acceptance: August 23-26, 2022

To submit artwork, go to the ShowSubmit website HERE and follow the instructions. The cost will be $15, payable to ShowSubmit, for 1 or 2 paintings.

You have until Monday, August 15, 2022 11:59pm to submit your artwork images. Once received, the two jurors will select up to a total of 25-30 paintings, the number able to be hung in the venue this year.

Eligibility: Artwork requirements:

  • at least 90% pastel (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 Vermont Artisan Designs for exhibitions as follows:

Commission: The gallery collects a 50% commission from all sold works. Payment to the artist shall be on the 15th day of each month for paintings by the artist sold the previous month. Vermont Artisan Designs will pay any state tax due for such sales. Payment shall be made by check to the artist. Members are allowed to submit NFS work, but are highly encouraged to have their work for sale.

Announcements and Public Relations: Vermont Artisan Designs will create a press release to be distributed to local media outlets. Please share information about the JS on your social media. Hard-copy postcard invitations can be created at the artist’s request and expense.

Artist Participation: We encourage artists’ participation by attending the opening reception.

Liability: By submitting images to ShowSubmit, artists are agreeing to the terms established by Vermont Artisan Designs for exhibitions and understand that the Vermont Pastel Society has no liability insurance for artwork in transition to and from the venue. However, artwork is insured by Vermont Artisan Designs while hanging in the venue.

Art Transportation: Please contact your Hub Point Person to help you arrange transportation of your artwork. Even if you are in a hub far from Brattleboro, there should be a Hub-to-Hub transfer arrangement to get your pastel to the show, so please enter!

Questions: Feel free to contact either one of us:

Matthew J Peake goldpeak@vermontel.net

Maggie Smith mffsmith@gmail.com

This VPS Juried Show will garner lots of viewer attention at Vermont Artisan Designs, which is open seven days a week, so please enter!