Hosted at the LARAC Mountain Gallery
21 Bay St, Glens Falls, NY

Show runs Friday, July 7, to Wednesday August 9, 2023
Opening reception is Friday, July 7, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Entry Deadline: Monday, May 22, 2023

Theme and Eligibility:

This is an open call opportunity for any artist working in soft pastel.
Work must be ready to hang, work not ready to hang may not be included in show.

  • Artists are encouraged to attend the reception.
  • Original pastel artwork only. All submissions must be for sale. Due to space restrictions all pieces must be under 30” wide outside frame dimension


Best of Show: $650, Second: $350, Third: $200, additional cash and merchandise prizes will be awarded.

Nonrefundable Jurying Fee:

Jurying fee is to be $35 for two images, $45 for three images; payable online @


Jurors of Selection & Awards: Jeri Greenberg, PSA-MP, IAPS-MC (Bio to follow)

Submission Guidelines:


Artists will be notified of jury results by email during the week of May 29, 2023. Prizewinners will be announced at the reception on Friday, July 7, 2023, from 6 to 8 p.m.


The Adirondack Pastel Society and LARAC will publicize the show and reception regionally via email marketing, paid print advertising, press releases, website and social media promotion.


The Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council (LARAC) collects a 30% commission for artwork sales. Artists’ checks will be mailed in August.


Each work is insured to a reasonable amount while turned over to the care of the LARAC Mountain Gallery. Items will be handled with the utmost care. Artists are responsible for shipping to and from the Gallery and for insuring work while in transit. Artists are also responsible for providing work that is sturdy and durable for necessary hanging purposes.


Artist agrees to allow LARAC Mountain Gallery to photograph works for promotional purposes.

Drop-off and Pick-up:

Accepted work can be hand delivered to the LARAC Mountain Gallery Thursday, June 29 thru Saturday, July 1 between 10 AM and 3 PM. All work must be ready to hang with wire attached to back of frame.

Shipped works are due July 5, 2023 or sooner. Shipped entries must include return shipping paid for by the artist. All shipping is the responsibility of the artist.
There is a $20.00 handling fee per artist for all shipped work. Shipping instructions will be sent with the acceptance letter. Shipped work will be returned after August 12, 2023.

Shipped works must be sent to:
Saunders Gallery of Fine Art & Framing
119 Bay Street
Glens Falls, NY 12801

Unsold hand delivered artwork must be picked up Thursday, August 10 thru Saturday August 12 during gallery hours.
Note: If an accepted painting is not delivered by the required date of the show there will be a 1 year ban imposed from entering any additional APS Exhibition.

About the Exhibition:

Adirondack National Pastel Exhibition 2023 is the ninth annual pastel show and will be held at LARAC’s Mountain Gallery, located in the Arts District of Downtown Glens Falls, NY.

Questions? Contact the Gallery Committee at: or contact Dave Francis at: