Events

Les Pastellistes 2017 - International

Our international exhibition, Les Pastellistes, 2017 edition, was held from October 27th to November 5th, 2017, at Galerie 203. See our online Exhibition!

5e Biennale Internationale du Pastel des Monts du Lyonnais

September 8th to 24th, 2017, Horizon Pastel presents its 5th International Pastel Biennial and the Pastel Society of Eastern Canada will be an Exceptional Guest.

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News

"Crystal de roche" from William-Daniel Cadieux, which received an honourary mention during "Les Pastellistes" enxhibition in 2016, was  published in the French magazine "Pratique des Arts". William-Daniel is among the 39 selected artists under the free theme contest entitled "Devenez l’artiste de l’année 2017". Good luck for the final selection that wil be published in 2018!

IAPS is pleased to present the IAPS 31st Juried Exhibition - The 2017 Webshow. It can be viewed by clicking the red link in the NOTICES section of the IAPS Home page:  http://www.iapspastel.org.

IMPORTANT REMINDER to all PSEC members: Do not forget that your annual membership renewal fees are due before December 31st 2017. To pay, open a member's session with your username and password then click on "Renew my membership", on the left under "My Profile".

Did you know that the Pastel Journal magazine features a 8-page article on our Signature Member Elaine Despins in the December 2017 issue? Now available in newstands and online.

 

Michelle Bonneville is thrilled to have won an Honourable Mention in the ‘Pastel 100’ annual competition for her painting of the Schnauzer Debonair Dog which will be featured in the April 2018 issue of the 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

To better understand how PSEC works, read also our PSEC's Policies & Procedures.