98th Annual Juried Exhibition
Monday, June 5 – Friday, July 14, 2023
Creative Arts Group Gallery
Sierra Madre, CA
Juror: Elizabeth Tucker (bio below)
Exhibition Chair: Lawrence D. Rodgers
This exhibition is exclusively for PSA members and will be presented at Creative Arts Group Gallery. Additionally, a catalog of accepted artwork will be produced and will be available online at the PSA website and at ISSUU.com even after the gallery exhibition closes.
Monday, April 3 - Sunday, April 9: Artwork submission online through Smartsheet
Monday, April 17: Notification of acceptance
Friday, June 2, 10am - 12:30pm: Gallery Artwork Drop-off
Friday, June 2, 10am until finished: Installation
Friday, June 9, 7pm - 9pm: Artist’s Reception & Awards Presentation
Saturday, July 15, 10:00am – 2:00pm: Gallery Artwork Pick-up
Awards (selected by juror)
Three (3) Awards of Merit
Three (3) Honorable Mention Awards
The James Ackley McBride Award (best landscape)
Open to all media with family friendly subject matter.
NO SIZE Restrictions
Limit of four (4) pieces.
All Exhibition Policies and Standards will be strictly enforced, 3D artists may need to provide their own display stands for gallery exhibition.
A unique Artist’s Statement directly related to each submitted artwork: 60 words minimum to 150 words maximum. Statements longer than 150 words or less than 60 words will be edited by catalog production team or returned to artist for rewrite to fit required word counts.
$20.00 for entry #1, $10.00 for each additional entry, maximum of 4 artworks.
Entry fees may be paid via PAYPAL, on the PSA website, or by check at the time of entry.
Member dues must be paid to participate in this exhibition.
If paid by check please make out to Pasadena Society of Artists and put Entry Fees for 98th Annual in the memo.
Mail check to:
Pasadena Society of Artists
P. O. Box 90074
Pasadena, CA 91109
Digital Image Requirements:
1 high resolution image per entry
JPG format only, crop to the image, without a frame
3D artwork, one view only aganist a plain background
Longest dimension between 2100 and 2400 pixels at 300 pixels per inch. When using a cell phone camera select the largest file size possible.
Name the file: LastFirst-title of piece.jpg — i.e., DoeJane-Untitled 309.jpg. This ensures we can properly identify and credit each entry.
Make sure the image is in focus without reflections. Image of artwork should fill frame without distortion.
Images that do not meet the specifications will not be used and the piece will not be shown to the juror.
One entry form per artwork please, up to four. Multiple entries require multiple entry forms.
Have these files and info available when you fill out the online entry form:
overall artwork size without frame
contact info and link to website
Follow instructions on the Smartsheet form to submit statements and images.
It is strongly recommended that a larger screen be used like a tablet, laptop or desktop computer. The larger screen will make it much easier to complete the entry form properly.
Very important!!! Print a paper copy of each completed Smartsheet entry form. This copy of the Smartsheet entry form will need to accompany your artwork at the in-person artwork drop off at the gallery.
Check “Send me a copy of my responses” which will be emailed to you (this is the copy of the entry form required to accompany artwork at the artwork drop off at the gallery.)
Finally, scroll to the very end of the form, and hit the “SUBMIT” button
Creative Arts Group Gallery Commission: 30% on all sales. All sales and delivery to buyers will be handled by the Gallery.
PSA requests a donation of 10% (or more) based on the gross sales price.
Volunteers are needed for every aspect of the exhibition. Volunteers will be required to follow all current pandemic protection requirements, i.e. masks and appropriate social distancing.
Installation at the gallery, all day until finished 4 -5 (or more) volunteers Friday, June 2
Artwork pick up, 2 volunteers 10am – 2pm Saturday, July 15
All members are encouraged to bring their favorite hors d’oeuvres.
Volunteers needed to assist Hospitality Chair Pat Lee during reception. Please contact Pat Lee to offer your assistance, contact information below.
Juror Information: Elizabeth Tucker Philosophy
While in Yosemite one year, a teacher asked us what we wanted to capture in the images we were creating. There were various answers, but for me a work should capture the essence of what is before our eyes. My belief in this has not wavered over time. I view my job as an artist to capture more of what is NOT said, than what is said. What is the true nature of the individual or object? Is it his or her impishness, compassion, sense of humor, grace, haughtiness, innocence? If it is an object, what is the story that object tells? Even a brass pot usually has had something cooked in it. How was the object handled? Roughly, carefully?
A Little Bit of Background
Originally from upstate New York, I moved to Southern California in my early 20’s. While I've always worked with my hands in the needle arts, it was my husband who encouraged me to begin drawing and painting when he gave me an easel as a gift. Knowing I wanted to pursue a classical tradition I sought out teachers who would help me develop my skills in still life and portrait work. I am a strong believer in consistently working on my craft. Strong fundamentals of painting and drawing and improving those skills is a never ending pursuit. Currently I am in the Masters of Studio Art program at the Florence Academy and will finish my masters in August of 2024.
I am a juried member of Women Painters West and its current president. I am a certified instructor in the Michael Wilcox School of Colour specializing in teaching how color mixing works. I teach workshops and have online classes that focus on the wonderful traits of color mixing. I'm honored that I've won several awards for my paintings, and additionally, and my work has appeared in over 75 TV shows and television commercials. Currently, I teach painting and drawing workshops and classes online via Udemy, by Zoom, and in person, for small groups and private lessons as well as an instructor of painting and drawing at the Creative Arts Group in Sierra Madre, CA.
Questions or comments about the exhibition:
Lawrence D. Rodgers, LawrenceDRodgers@gmail.com, 626-802-7142
Questions about the Smartsheet entry process:
Karen Hochman Brown, email@example.com, 626-222-9940
To help with the reception:
Pat Lee, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gallery: Creative Arts Group Art Gallery
108 North Baldwin Avenue Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm, Saturday 10am - 2pm
Come join the Exhibition Committee, have fun helping out and also fulfill your volunteer hours requirement for 2023.
Lawrence D. Rodgers
98th Annual Juried Exhibition
Pasadena Society of Artists