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Les Pastellistes 2015

Celebrate our 20th anniversary with us: Les Pastellistes international exhibition will be held this year at Galerie Z, from October 30 to November 8, 2015.

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.

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-> News from Bill Hosner - Solo exhibit at Hillsdale College.

Bill Hosner is honoring our great Horace Champagne in an article published in October's edition of Pastel Journal.

A pastel painted by Élaine Despins has been selected for the PSA International Exhibition, "Enduring Brillance 2015" in New York. This artwork also received the Jack Richeson & Co. Silver Award. Congrats, Élaine!

Buy the book in honour of Horace Champagne today. Details available here.

Discover encaustic with Shary Bartlett, using PanPastel products, one of our sponsors.

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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.