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! ‚Äč

Our Mission

The Austin Pastel Society (APS) mission is to:

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

Artists, from beginners to professionals, benefit from the 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.