Maryland Pastel Society events

SOP 2017 Awardees


Our Biennial Juried National Exhibition
October 15 through November 17, 2017

Glenview Mansion

Rockville Civic Center Park

603 Edmonston Drive

Rockville, Maryland 20851

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Exhibition is open to all, entry is free and ADA accessible.

The Glenview Mansion is an elegant 1926 home included on the National Register of Historic Places. Located in the 153-acre Rockville Civic Center Park, it is a lovely location for our exhibition. For hours and directions, other than the Opening Reception, visit their web site, Glenview Mansion Website & Glenview Mansion Google Map

Gallery Walk-About and Paint Out
Sunday, November 12, 2017
1:30 pm to 3:30pm

Please join us on Sunday, November 12th for walk-about tours of our National Shades of Pastel exhibition at the Glenview Mansion Art Gallery. Weather permitting, MPS artists are invited to set up their easels on the mansion lawns to paint the beautiful views. Also, Glenview Mansion is hosting a craft jewelry show, so you won't want to miss this event.

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About our Juror and Judge:

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 States.

Join our list of SPONSORS of the National Shades of Pastel Exibition.
  • With a minimum of $25 Donation, you will be listed with the 2017 Shades of Pastel Exhibition Sponsors.
  • Our exhibit is held every two years, assuring that Sponsors will be featured until fall, 2019.
  • The Maryland Pastel Society is a non-profit organization, making your donations tax deductible.
Keep your PayPal receipt for your tax deductible donation.
Thank you for your contribution.


2017 Shades of Pastel SPONSORS

Past Shades of Pastel Exhibitions, 2013 and 2015

Desmond O'Hagan's Website

Glenview Mansion's website

Artists and Officials:
Exhibition Calendar Dates
Prospectus at