Our mission

The Pastel Society of Eastern Canada (PSEC) was founded in Montreal in 1995. Our company 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 corporation made up of professional and amateur artists who use dry pastel as a medium. The aims of the association are:

  • Promote and encourage artistic activities as well as knowledge and appreciation of the arts in the field of pastel;
  • Publicize the pastel community by sponsoring exhibitions of members’ work and other appropriate means for public education in the pastel field;
  • Provide opportunities for the advancement of talent through workshops, conferences, seminars, publications.

PSEC is governed by a Board of Directors whose members are elected every 2 years, during the Annual General Meeting. For the current year, the members of the committee will find themselves under the Contact Us page.

How to become a member of PSEC

Also read our policies and procedures to better understand how PSEC works.