About Us

Pastel Society of New Hampshire Mission Statemtent

To set standards of excellence and to encourage the use of soft pastel;

To unite outstanding pastelists through membership in the society;

To establish pastel as a separate category in major art exhibitions; 

To focus attention on the renaissance of pastel and to educate the public regarding the permanence and beauty of the medium;

To offer workshops, critiques, classes, demonstrations and scholarships as part of our educational program; 

To offer a vehicle of communication for the exchange of news and ideas through our website and our publications;

To hold members’ shows at prominent galleries and museums; 

To culminate the year’s activities with a national annual juried exhibition open to members and non-members.

The Pastel Society of New Hampshire hosts a Juried Exhibition and a Members Show each year. Workshops of varying duration with pastel artists of national renown will be offered. Membership meetings are scheduled four times per year and typically include a brief business meeting followed by a program of critiques, demonstrations, paint-outs, and guest speakers leading discussions of art related topics. Exhibitions and Membership Meetings will be held in different locations within the state.

The Pastel Society of New Hampshire is a member of IAPS, International Association of Pastel Societies, linking our members with the world of other pastel societies and their members.