Our mission

The Pastel Society of Eastern Canada (PSEC) was founded in Montreal in 1995, and collaborates with 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 society aims to:

  • Promote and encourage artistic activities by way of education and appreciation for the art of dry pastel;
  • Create awareness and provide information throughout the general public by advertising and sponsoring pastel exhibitions of members’ pastel paintings;
  • Provide workshops, conferences, seminars, publications, and information for the advancement of the art of pastel painting.

PSEC is governed by a Board of Directors whose executive members are elected every 2 years at the Annual General Meeting.  You will find the list of current executive members under Executive Committee.

How to become a member of PSEC

For more information, please read the Society’s policies and procedures.