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PGE will continue its current activities in 2023.



Roger Holmes PGE will continue with his work as Scribbler editor. The Scribbler team is always on the look-out for people who are willing to write articles. The Scribbler can only be as interesting as we all make it! So, if you have seen an interesting pastel exhibition, read a helpful book, been to a great workshop or discovered a new technique, please consider writing about it.

Get Dusty:

The Dusty schedule for 2023 has already been published on our website. Get Dusty winners will receive a 50€ gift certificate or a material prize.

Suggestions for possible future sponsors would be appreciated.

The board is continuing its search for renowned pastel artists who are willing to serve as external judges. If you have a suggestion for a guest judge, please contact the board.


The Forum:

We invite our members to be active in the forum, to start and/or moderate new threads, answer to queries from other members and make the PGE Forum an interesting and lively place!


The PGE Photo Reference Library:

All members are invited to join the library (LIB) where they can upload quality reference images and make use of other members’ freely given images. At present there are quite a few photos, but it needs a lot more before it can be called a proper photo library.

The Pastel Archive:

We will continue to add interesting articles to our pastel archive, an ever-growing source of information about the pastel medium. Thank you, Dolores Saul for the time you spend on this.

Facebook page – public:

We will continue our Facebook page and try to make it an attractive online presence for the public. We hope that it will continue to attract new members.


Facebook page – members:

We invite all PGE members to join our private FB member page. Post your successes, ask your questions, offer help or post ideas. We are happy to hear from you!

PGE Signature membership:

The board will meet once a year in September and consider which journeyer members deserve to be promoted to signature status. The candidates will then be contacted and asked to apply by sending in an artist statement, listing their artistic achievements (winning the Get Dusty, being juried into exhibitions, teaching pastel painting etc.) The final decision will be made by a jury of members of the PGE board who will be joined by PGE signature members.


Read about the requirements under


New projects:

PGE member weekend in September 2023

When: 22.-24. 09. 2023

Where: Kerkrade/The Netherlands

Number of participants: 12 max.

Our last real life meeting happened before the pandemic. We spent three days chatting, painting and enjoying each other’s company. If you are interested, please contact the organizer Yolanda Coervers Schoenmakers at for more information.

PGE activity plan for 2023
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