Pastel Artists.Ca was founded
in 1989 by a small group of eager pastellists as Pastel Artists of
Ontario, Canada. The name changed in 2003 to Pastel Artists Canada to
reflect our changing membership. We incorporated as a not-for-profit
organization under the name Pastel Artists.Ca, still expressed as
"Pastel Artists Canada". We are a member society of the International
Association of Pastel Societies and a sister society to PSEC, Pastel
Artists of Eastern Canada, which qualifies us to participate in their
activities as full members.
Membership in Pastel Artists.Ca is open to all who work in the
medium of dry pastel. Members may work towards achieving Signature and
Master Pastelist status.
The Membership types and a
sign-up form can be found by clicking here.
You can see how to register for membership
To Go to...
To Renew Your Membership
To Register For Workshop or Exhibition
To Pay online with Paypal
To sign up on PAC Facebook page
Our aim is to promote public appreciation of the renaissance in Dry Pastel, to improve the skills of artists working in this fine art medium and to promote fellowship among pastel artists.
To that end, we paint together, indoors and out. We sponsor workshops led by
well-known international instructors and our own experienced member-teachers.
PAC sponsors three exhibitions a year: an Open Juried Show, an unjuried Members-only Show and our Members' Juried Online Exhibition. The locations of these shows vary from year to year. This web site, www.pastelartists.ca, and our colourful quarterly Newsletter "Purely Pastel", which is available to members in a high-quality paper edition or by email, are both kept well stocked with member news, educational information about pastel and opportunities available to pastel artists.
We invite you into our website to learn about us, to see how the Members of Pastel Artists Canada are inspired to use pastel in their own various ways, and to explore the ample resources made available here.