Our 2020 Members Only Online Show is finally here! The paintings are lovely, dramatic, interesting, well-executed, and inspiring. And many are available for sale! If you see something that tickles your fancy, you may contact the artist through their webpage. A complete list of members and their websites is available on our members directory page here.
The Pastel Society
of the West Coast
BREAKING NEWS EFFECTIVE
March 18, 2020
The PASTELS USA 2020 SHOW DATES HAVE BEEN CHANGED!!!
Due to the restrictions on large gatherings because of the coronavirus, we have moved the show from June 25th, 2020 to September 17th, 2020. The new deadline for entries is July 19th, 2020. See the Pastels USA page here.
Slideshow presented with art from Pastels USA 2019. See Show under Events
See Membership Show results below.
You don’t have to live on the West Coast to become a member! With PSWC members located around the United State and around the world, 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. PSWC was organized in 1984 to promote pastel artists and the soft pastel medium. Today, PSWC is the among most recognized of pastel societies.
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. Endowments and bequests are welcome; please contact our President.
Note: Artwork featured on the website is from artists who entered shows in 2020 Please see show art by clicking Members Only Online Show 2020 to see titles and artists.