Award Winning Artwork from Pastels USA and the PSWC Membership Shows

2018 Pastels USA Show Winners

2018 Membership Show Winners

2018 Accepted Juried Artistspdf

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Pastels USA Show
32nd International Annual Open Exhibit

August 16th 2018 - September 16th 2018
Art Center Morro Bay, Morro Bay CA

Judge of Awards: LORENZO CHAVEZ

Special Edition PSWC Magazine Pastels USA Show

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Welcome to the Pastel Society of the West Coast

About Pastel Society of the West Coast

PSWC was organized in 1984 to promote pastel artists and the soft pastel medium. Today, PSWC is the 2nd most recognized pastel society.

PSWC Membership

You don't have to live on the West Coast to become a member. With PSWC members located around the US, as well as international members, the Pastel Society of the West Coast offers a strong voice for expanding the presence of soft pastel as a major fine art painting medium.

Benefits of Membership

PSWC provides social media channels for pastel education, communication, and exposure for members.

PSWC sponsors two annual juried exhibitions: the Pastels USA open exhibition to showcase award-winning pastel artwork to public venues and the Membership Online Show.

Our organization publishes the PSWC Magazine exclusively for members. Click here for the PSWC Magazines.

Pastelist Passion Store.

Artwork critique program with PSWC pastel masters.

Members Art Gallery page on the PSWC website.

PSWC sponsors an Art Scholarship for qualifying students interested in the further study of art.

Because PSWC is a member of IAPs, our members automatically become IAPS artist members and are eligible for IAPS juried exhibitions at prestigious galleries and on the web, as well as participation in the IAPS Convention at discount rates.

The Pastel Society of the West Coast is incorporated as a non-profit organization. The PSWC is run completely by volunteer Board Members and others.

Endowments and bequests are welcome please contact our President.

As a PSWC member, you are welcome to join our Facebook Group page and please follow us on:

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