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Les Pastellistes 2016

This Annual Fall Event will take place at Galerie 203, in Old Montreal from Oct. 28 to Nov. 6, 2016. Come and see us!

Pastel Toujours 2016

The 19th annual members' choice exhibition "Pastel Toujours" was held at Musée Pierre-Boucher, in Trois-Rivières, from January 24th to March 20th, 2016.

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"Soleils Verts", from our master pastellist Danielle Richard, has been awarded an Honorable Mention in the Pastel 100, 2016, Pastel Journal, US. See the complete list where we can also see that two other PSEC members have been honoured: Mélissa Breault and Alain Dansereau. Congratulations!

Pastel Society of America's (PSA) Fall Newletter has arrived. Lots of news to share! Take a look at the online exhibition and spot the works of Elaine Despins and Danielle Richard.

A pastel of Danielle Richard has been selected for the annual exhibition of the Pastel Society of America , Grand Gallery, Natioal Arts Club, New-York, until October 1st.

IAPS is pleased to announce the PREVIEW of our 12th Biennial Convention. This preview will allow you to review our program prior to online registration opening in October.Click this link to go directly to the preview:
Hope to see you next June in Albuquerque!

A 6 page article was published in France in n° 41 Hors-série Pastel edition, showcasing the work of our former PSEC president (2005-2011), Suzanne Godbout. It will be here in stands in Sept. or order online.

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Our mission

The Pastel Society of Eastern Canada was founded in Montreal in 1995. Our Society is a member of the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS), The Pastel Society of America (PSA), and Pastel Artists Canada (PAC).

PSEC is a non-profit organization constituted of both professional and amateur pastel artists. The aims of the organization are as follows:

  1. To promote and encourage artistic activities, and public awareness and appreciation of the arts in the pastel medium;
  2. To inform the public about the pastel milieu by sponsoring and promoting members' exhibitions and other appropriate means for educating the public in the field of pastel;
  3. To provide opportunities for the advancement of artistic skills via workshops, conferences, seminars and publications.

Our association is run by an executive committee elected every two years at the annual assembly. You can find the chairpersons for the current year on our Contact Us page.

How to become a PSEC member

To better understand how PSEC works, read also our PSEC's Policies & Procedures.