Call for Entry | 2020 The 4th China (Suzhou) International Pastel Biennial Exhibition



Host City: Suzhou


Award of ExcellenceUS$12001

China Pastel Network AwardUS$850  1

First AwardUS$7001

Second AwardUS$6002

Third AwardUS$5003

Honorable MentionsUS$15010


Organizing Committee of China (Suzhou) International Pastel Biennial Exhibition

Suzhou City Artists Association

Suzhou Industrial Park Federation of Literary and Art Circles


Ming Gallery of Art

Harmony Art Center


1.Biennial Exhibition

Date: October 17– November 15, 2020

2.Award Reception

Date: October 17 (Saturday), 2:00 PM

Article 3. VENUE

Exhibition: Ming Gallery of Art, Building No.15, Li Gongdi Project IV, Suzhou Ind. Park


In view of the possible impact of COVID-19 on the exhibition, the 4th China (Suzhou) International Pastel Biennial Exhibition will adopt a combination of online and offline approaches, in which the selected works of foreign artists will only be exhibited online.


1.Works must be in dry pastel with final surface a minimum of 80%.

2.All works must have been created within the last two years. 

3.Works must be original, not copied from other artists or published materials. 

4.All artworks must be originally drawn and not created on top of a base photo or print. 

5.Paintings of nudes will be considered for acceptance. 

6.No limitation in the exhibit painting size.


Stage 1: Submission of work (July 30 - September 15)

The submission deadline is September 15, 2020. The artist must log in to the Art submission website ( and submit his/her work.

1.Log in "Art solicitation website" and complete registration/login.

2.Find "2020 The 4th China (Suzhou) International Pastel Biennial Exhibition" in the website "Prospectus" page.

3.1-3 works are accepted for an artist to submit.

4.All submitted works must be in JPG format, 300DPI, with at least 1280 pixels. (uploaded images should not be greater than 5M). 

5.Naming format of picture should include the name of author, title of work, size of work, time and country. (ie. Name_title_50×40cm_2018_France. JPG )

Stage 2: Selection stage (September 16 - September 30)

1. Selection of Works (September 16 - September 18)

The jury will select 100 works based on electronic pictures and announce the selection results on September 18 on www. and

2. Awards selection (September 27 - September 30)

The selected Chinese artists shall send their original works to the organizing committee before September 25. The jury will select the winning works and inform the winning artists by email ( on September 30.

Stage 3: Exhibition (17 October - 15 November)

1. Opening Ceremony and Award Ceremony:

Time: 14:00-17:00, October 17th 2020

2. Exhibition:

Date: October 17 - November 15

Location: Ming Gallery of Art

The winner and the selected candidate will receive a certificate of honor and a catalog of The 4th China (Suzhou) International Pastel Biennial Exhibition.


1. Participating artists should do relevant work in strict accordance with the schedule according to the submission rules;

2. Please save as the contact person. All the selected (award winning) works will be exhibited in the "Online exhibition hall" of The "Pastel Art Network" (www.) and the "Art Submission network" ( from October 17, 2020.

3. The Event Organizer reserves the rights to publish, photograph, filming and carry out all publicity and promotion of all the exhibit works.

4. By applying for participation and or participating to the 4th China International Pastel Biennial, you accept the terms, conditions, rules applied by the organizers.