SPS is a community of artists who share a mission to promote the beauty of the pastel medium, provide education, offer exhibition opportunities for our members and elevate the pastel medium in the eyes of the art community at large.
We accomplish our purpose through:
- Providing programs, presentations, demonstrations and workshops presented by recognized and credentialed artists teaching a diverse curriculum.
- Sponsoring both open national juried exhibitions and member only exhibitions
- Providing a Members Only Facebook group for members with a unique Paint N’ Grow program hosted by master level Pastelists
- Sharing current society updates and member news on our News page
- Funding art scholarships to deserving students
- Enjoying all of the benefits offered through our societal membership of the “International Association of Pastel Societies*
*IAPS was founded in 1994 as a non-profit organization representing pastel societies worldwide. As a member of SPS you are also a member of IAPS and can participate in their exhibitions and conventions.