34th Annual Exhibition - Pastels with Passion

now Online only... through Gallery 247


The Pastel Society of Victoria, Australia (also known as the PSVA) has been holding Annual Exhibitions since its inception in 1986. The Annual Exhibition is designed to showcase the talents & skills of the members of the Society and the quality of the works exhibited is extremely high. In 2020 we held our Annual Exhibition online for the first time and hosted it through Gallery247 & in 2021 we are moving again to our Online only format due to the latest Covid mandates from the Victorian Government.

Works are entered in a number of categories including Landscape (includes Cityscapes), Waterscape, Portrait/Figurative, Still Life/Floral/Interior, Animal/Wildlife & Abstract/Non-Representational. Prizes are awarded in each of these categories, as well as Best in Show, Runner Up Best in Show, The PSVA Award, Margaret Lourey Award and President's Choice.

Pastel is a particularly robust medium and has been used in the fine art world for centuries. More about Pastel as a fine art medium can be found on this link.

 Our Members this year will be able to create or enhance their online presence, enter more paintings than was possible in our previous (physical) exhibitions and to have their paintings viewed & for sale to a world-wide audience through Gallery247.


Submissions open until midnight on 27 September 2021

Awards will be announced at our official Exhibition Opening Event which will take place on Saturday 9 October 2021 at 1:00pm on Zoom.



Jennifer Paull Winter Frost, Golden Light from our 33rd Annual Exhibition


Submissions for our Annual Exhibition will only be accepted from financial members of the PSVA.

There are many benefits to membership & signing up is easy - just go to our Membership webpage on the PSVA website for more information.

There is a prorate membership fee applicable if you are joining in the last half of the year :

Melbourne $70 ($30 joining fee, 50% of annual membership fee $40) Country is $62.50 and family is $80.

Quick link to our Membership Application & Renewal Form 


Information on how to enter your paintings is available in the menu at the top of this page under the For Artists menu - see How to Enter

To sign up and Register with Gallery247, go to https://www.gallery247.com.au/register.

For details on some of the benefits of registering, go to https://www.gallery247.com.au/services-for-hobby-and-professional-artists


So get your painting hats on and let’s make this the best Annual Exhibition we’ve ever had!