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Les Pastellistes 2016

Dear members, prepare your papers, boards and pastels : the Fall Event will take place at Galerie 203, in Old Montreal from Oct. 28 to Nov. 6, 2016. Informations and form now available.

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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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.

ICAN Pastel 2016 - This IAPS style conference, organised by PAC in Ontario will begin May 30th  and it is not too late to sign up.   PSEC members can sign up and not pay the 50$ admission fee

Still time to take part in the 28nd edition of Festival de Peinture à Mascouche! Rendez-vous 2016 of the Festival de Peinture à Mascouche. 3 to 5 september. More than 6000 $ in price. Joan Dumouchel, painter guest. Deadline in april 15th. Welcome to the pastellists.

Articles about PSEC in the French Magazine, PRATIQUE DES ARTS

We are offering you the published articles in Pastel Post

The 28th IAPS Juried Exhibition is Open for Entries!!

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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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