Member of the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) and VU/Austin.

Current membership is 70+

Member of IAPS, the International Association of Pastel Societies.


The Austin Pastel Society is a Non-Profit Organization founded in 1998 by a group of Austin artists who were active in the soft pastel medium.

Our mission is to provide opportunities to pastelists to exhibit; to educate the public, gallery owners, and collectors about the merits and proper care of paintings in pastel; to encourage students of all ages in the medium; and to provide opportunities for artists by sponsoring workshops and demonstrations.

Artists, from beginners to professionals, benefit from many opportunities provided by APS to learn about materials and techniques and to grow in their abilities by observing demonstrations at monthly meetings, participating in hands-on workshops led by nationally recognized instructors and by attending paint-outs and other events.

Members are invited to participate in both juried and open exhibitions of their work at locations throughout the area.

2014-2016    Rae Andrews

2012-2014    Sonja Kever 

2010-2012    Britta Herzog

2008-2010    Jo Castillo

2006-2008    Donna Gordon

2004-2006    Libby Peters

2002-2004    Kathy Gray

2000-2002    Sara Sharp

1998-2000    Char Eppright

​​APS Past Presidents


to the Austin Pastel Society...Whether you have an interest in learning more about the medium of pastel or you're an active pastel artist, we hope you will join us for monthly programs, juried & non-juried exhibitions and special events! ​