Pastel Artists.Ca



We were founded in 1989 by a small group of eager pastelists as Pastel Artists of Ontario, Canada. The name changed in 2003 to Pastel Artists Canada to reflect our changing membership. We incorporated as a not-for-profit organization under the name Pastel Artists.Ca, still expressed as "Pastel Artists Canada". There are two levels of merit-based signature membership. We are a sister society to PSEC, Pastel Artists of Eastern Canada. Membership in Pastel Artists.Ca is open to all who are interested in the medium of dry pastel.


Our aim is to promote public appreciation of the renaissance in Dry Pastel, to improve the skills of artists working in this fine art medium and to promote fellowship among pastel artists. To that end, we paint together, indoors and out. We sponsor workshops led by well-known international instructors and our own experienced member-teachers.

PAC sponsors two exhibitions a year: an Open Juried Exhibition, and an unjuried Members-only Show. The locations of these shows vary from year to year. Our web site,, and our colourful quarterly Newsletter "Purely Pastel", are both kept well stocked with member news, educational information about pastel and opportunities available to pastel artists.

We invite you to our website to learn more about us, to see how the Members of Pastel Artists Canada are inspired to use pastel in their own various ways, and to explore the ample resources made available there.

Membership Information

The membership fee is reviewed yearly. At present it is $40 CDN/year for residents, $50 CDN/year for non-residents. For further information regarding membership visit or contact:

Pastel Artists.Ca
R.R.#3 Flesherton, ON
Canada N0C 1E0

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Underpass, San Francisco

Timothy Daniels PAC

Grand Prize, 18th Annual Open Juried Exhibition, 2009


Lois Raw

Abstract Award, 2009

The Diner

Glenn Bernabe PAC

Richeson Unison Pastel Award 1, 2009

French Tableware

Karen Richter MPAC

Ludwig Pastels Award, 2009

Spring in the Country

Jiri Ustohal PAC

Great American Artworks Award, 2009










Red Spread

Rey Baecher

PanPastels Colours Award, 2009