About The Appalachian Pastel Society

The Appalachian Pastel Society is centered in western North Carolina (Asheville area) and serves members from North Carolina, Tennesee, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia and other states.

APS offers bi-monthly informational programs and demos on pastel techniques, workshops, juried and non-juried exhibition opportunities for members, and sponsors National Juried Shows open to all.

As its specific stated mission, the Appalachian Pastel Society was formed in 2006 to promote an understanding and appreciation of pastel painting throughout the Appalachian Region, by:

1. Elevating the standards of excellence for the benefit of artists, collectors, and those who appreciate the medium;

2. Promoting educational activities to benefit the artistic and professional goals and abilities of its members;

3. Fostering, encouraging, and developing general public appreciation for the pastel medium through sponsoring speakers, classes and exhibits, artists in-the-schools, and publicity.

APS meets the 2nd Saturday of January, March, May, July, September and November. Follow our website here and Facebook pages for the current schedule of programs and events, or click here to email our membership chairperson. A complete library of past membership newsletters can also be downloaded from our website.

The Appalachian Pastel Society’s Facebook Page is http://www.facebook.com/appalachianpastelsociety

Click here for our Contact List for APS Officers, Chairpersons and Board of Directors