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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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Please click HERE to view the December 2014 IAPS Newsletter from Liz Haywood-Sullivan, President of IAPS.

The 25th IAPS Juried Exhibition is available for viewing on the IAPS website. Congratulations to all the accepted artists and award winners. It's a great show!!!
Liz Haywood-Sullivan

Danielle Richard's pastel "Soir de Lanternes", which was part of our fall exhibition Les Pastellistes, was awarded the Merit Award in PSA's Members-Only Competition, in the Out of the Box Category.

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!

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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.

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