Maryland Pastel Society events

SOP 2017 Awardees

Shades of Pastel 2017

Call for Entries

The Maryland Pastel Society biennial juried exhibition, Shades of Pastel 2017, is now open for submissions. To view the prospectus and enter, please visit The link for the SOP 2017 prospectus is posted below.

The SOP will be at Glenview Mansion in Rockville, Maryland. The show will be October 15 through November 17, 2017. Desmond O'Hagan will be the juror and judge. The reception will be on October 15 from 1:30 to 3:30.

Calendar of Events
July 16, 2017 -        Deadline to Apply via
August 18, 2017 -   Notification to artists
October 7-9, 2017 - Shipped artwork received by Glenview Mansion Art Gallery
October 9, 2017 -    Hand-delivered artwork delivered to Glenview Mansion Art Gallery
October 15, 2017 -  Exhibition opens
October 15, 2017 -  Demonstration by Desmond O’Hagan, 12:00 p.m.
                               Reception and Award of Prizes, 1:30-3:30pm
November 17, 2017 - Exhibition closes
November 17, 2017 - Pick up unsold, hand-delivered artwork at Glenview Mansion Art Gallery, Rockville, MD
November 17- 20, 2017 - Unsold artwork shipped back to artists

About our Juror:
A professional artist for 30 years, Desmond O-Hagan is a Master Pastelist with the Pastel Society of America, a member of the “Master’s Circle” of IAPS, and in the Hall of Fame at the Art Institute of Colorado His work has a unique impressionistic style and has been featured in several art books and magazines. Desmond has won numerous awards in prestigious shows and exhibitions. He has also judged many national shows and he has conducted workshops for pastel societies across the United State.

Please visit our Past Exhibitions page to see images from Shades of Pastel from 2013 and 2015.