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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.

Stewart Hall - Pastel-The Luminous Medium

A PSEC's Pastel Exhibition at the prestigious art gallery Stewart Hall, from January 25th to March 2nd. A success!

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You will find, in section "Our Master's Tips", an inspiring text of one of our master artists, Bill Hosner.

Notice to members: The 2014 Winter issue of Pastel Post is now available on line. Go to "Members' Menu" then to "Pastel Post".

News from Bill Hosner, 2013 in review , Spain...

It is with great sadness that we announce that one of our members, Louise D'Aoust, passed away on December 25th, at the age of 69. Our sincere condoleances go to her family and friends.

Georgia Priniotakis announces a solo exhibition entitled "Discovering Coaticook" at Galerie de la Ville, 12001 Boul. de Salaberry, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, from February 16th to March 16th, 2014.Vernissage: Sunday, February 16th, 1pm to 3pm.

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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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