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Les Pastellistes 2014

Our national exhibition «Les Pastellistes», juried by PSEC's Signature members, was held from October 31st to November 9th, 2014, at Richelieu Gallery.

Pastel Toujours 2014 in Charlevoix

PSEC presents PASTEL TOUJOURS, 18th Annual Members’ Choice Exhibition, from June 7th to June 22nd, 2014 at Papeterie Saint-Gilles, St-Joseph-de-la-Rive, in the beautiful Charlevoix. Read the details.

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EXCLUSIVE! Are you looking for gift ideas for the upcoming Holidays? Visit the PSEC's online exhibition "Les Pastellistes", until november 30th. Click here.

Stephen Hayes was selected to be part of the IAPS online exhibition featuring his pastel painting Bonding in the Rain.

Reine recently had the privilege of visiting the magnificent PSA (Pastel Society of America) exhibition, which takes place at the National Arts Club, Manhattan. Here are a few pictures, just to make your mouth water!

Marie Hélène Auclair was in the show for her 8th time!

We would like to note the publication of a brand new book entitled "L'art du Pastel", in France. Something to tempt us!

It is with great sadness that we have learned that Mallé Jurima-Romet, a talented artist and PSEC's Signature member, just passed away. We wish to extend our sympathies to her family and friends.

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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

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