Membership in The Appalachian Pastel Society

Becoming a member of The Appalachian Pastel Society is easy!

Enjoy the benefits of this active, pastel-focused regional art society.


  • Network with other pastel artists in the Appalachian region of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia and other states.
  • Promote learning about the medium of pastel art
  • Share your own experiences in a creative environment at Paint-Ins, Paint-Outs and other activities
  • Receive our Bi-monthly newsletter about pastel workshops, member news, exhibition opportunities, as well as APS news and news from the Pastel art community.
  • Attend Bi-Monthly Membership meetings where members and guest artists provide demonstrations, critique sessions, painting workshops, lectures & slide presentations, and discussions of art-related topics.
  • Exhibit your pastel paintings in our Juried Member Shows, non-juried Gallery Shows, Bienniel National Juried Exhibition, and annual NC Statewide Exhibition.
  • Earn show and participation credits to achieve the APS Signature status.
  • Explore opportunities to teach workshops and provide demonstrations of your own
  • Showcase your pastel paintings on the Appalachian Pastel Society website, along with your artist statement, contact information and link to your own website.
  • Receive a member discount on APS-sponsored workshops, some taught by nationally known pastel artists.
  • Enjoy links to other pastel societies and their members through APS’ membership in IAPS, The International Association of Pastel Societies.

To pay your dues online with PayPal or Credit Card… Click button below…


ALSO…PLEASE SUBMIT A MEMBERSHIP FORM if you are a new member, or if you have had any changes in your contact information:


APS Membership Form. (This is a printable form to fill out by hand and mail in via USPS)

APS digital Membership Form (NEW!…you can now submit your information or changes ONLINE…save on stamps and envelopes!)

You can use this payment method for NEW memberships or RENEWALS…

(If you prefer to pay by check, send it to the address on the printable form.)

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