There’s a lot happening in the PSWC!

The 2019 Membership Online Show

Pastels USA Show

You can enter with the link below:
for the full prospectus.

Awards Judge: Terri Ford

Please make sure you PSWC Membership Dues are paid up for 2019 which are due at the first of the year.


2018 Pastels USA 32nd Annual International Open Exhibition

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

Judge of Awards: LORENZO CHAVEZ

2018 Pastels USA Winners:
View more of the winning artwork by clicking winners, artists A-L, or artists M-Z

Workshops & Classes


Creative Escape WorkshopsPSWC & Creative Escape Workshops present

Painting Brilliant Skies and Water in Pastel a 4-day workshop by Liz Haywood-Sullivan in Sonoma County, Northern California.
May 2-5, 2019
For further information go to Workshops, Liz’s workshops fill up quickly, so please sign up soon to be guaranteed a spot.

Carmel Visual ArtsPSWC & Carmel Visual Arts present

Fresh and Direct Landscape Painting
by Aaron Schuerr
August 26-28, 2019
For details go to Workshops


Member Workshops

Doug Dawson Workshops

For more info and dates, email Doug Or phone, 303/421-4584.

Christine Debrosky, PSA Workshops

For latest workshops:

Alan Flattmann, PSA Hall of Fame Workshops

Check Alan’s website at Or email, Or call 985-845-4930.

Terri Ford Workshops

Visit: Private instruction by appointment. 408-286-3801 or

Albert Handell Workshops

Albert is both PSA Hall of Fame and PSWC Pastel Laureate™ Contact them at 505-983-8383, and ask for Virginia Stark, or write to P. O. Box 9070, Santa Fe, NM, 87504-9070, or go to the website at; or email Please view his website to read about the new Paint-A-Long Mentoring Program.

Richard McKinley Workshops

This Pastel Laureate of the PSWC and excellent teacher can be reached at for workshops.

Clark Mitchell Workshops

Pastel workshops:, 707-793-9131.

Regional Events

Our Regional Rep Program helps to organize social and artistic events throughout the year and throughout the country. Events are going on all the time, Watch this space, our monthly eBlasts, and Facebook for more information. Here is a recent Plein Air Paint Out Organized by Jean Vineyard Myers in Southern California.