The Pastel Society
of the West Coast
Here’s the PROSPECTUS for our Members Only Online Show. Go to ShowSubmit.com to apply
Go to our workshop page here to see what’s available and go to the Event Calendar to register for a workshop here
Find out about our workshop SCHOLARSHIPS!
You don’t have to live on the West Coast to become a member! With PSWC members located throughout the United States 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 among the most recognized pastel societies.
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
PSWC provides social media channels for pastel education, communication, and exposure for members.
Our organization publishes the PSWC Magazine exclusively for members. Click here for the PSWC Magazines.
Because our society members are spread far beyond the West Coast, we offer a Regional Representatives program to support regional activities.
We provide optional, individual Members Art Gallery pages connected to our Member Directory.
PSWC sponsors an Art Scholarship for qualifying students interested in the further study of art and pursuing an art career.
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.