About Our Society

Our Story:

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Historically, the Pastel Society of Australia, Inc (PSA) was founded in 1985 by two visionaries: John and Ivy Jeffery. Ivy nowadays is 93 years old. They established a clear set of goals the PSA was to achieve.

Benefits of Membership:

  • Discounted Workshops
  • Monthly meetings and demonstrations
  • Regular competitions and exhibitions
  • Attaining Master Pastellist status (our ultimate signature status) or Accomplished Pastellist (a stepping- stone towards being a MP) supported
  • Opportunity to be mentored.
  • Vibrant welcoming community of likeminded artists
  • All skill levels welcomed
  • Plein air opportunities abound
  • To be the best artist you can be is warmly encouraged and nurtured
  • Accessing bimonthly newsletters
  • Monthly Zoom meetings with extraordinary demonstrations by highly accomplished artists and other relevant professionals
  • Showcasing your pastel works in our online gallery
  • Membership open to all including national and international members
  • Automatic membership in IAPS thus able to enter their online juried shows
  • Videos  online of past demonstrations
  • Social events and new friendships created