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Les Pastellistes 2015

Our 20th anniversaryLes Pastellistes international exhibition was presented 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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Danielle Richard's pastel ''Le Lac Initiatique'' has been selected by the jurors of the 27th (2015) Juried Exhibition of IAPS for their Online exhibition.

It is with sadness that we announce the death of Monique Tatlock's husband. The committee and all members of the PSEC send their deepest sympathies to Monique and her relatives.

Jean Pierre Pilon received an Honorary certificate" granted by "Le festival de Peinture de Mascouche". This certificate refers to the price " Coup de Coeur of Michel Beaudoin judge for the excellence of the work" The sun sets behind the city "

-> 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.

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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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