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Pastel Artists.Ca 

Pastel Artists.Ca was founded in 1989 by a small group of eager pastellists 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". We are a member society of the International Association of Pastel Societies and a sister society to PSEC, Pastel Artists of Eastern Canada, which qualifies us to participate in their activities as full members.


Membership in Pastel Artists.Ca is open to all who work in the medium of dry pastel. Members may work towards achieving Signature and Master Pastelist status.

The Membership types and a sign-up form can be found by clicking here.

You can see how to register for membership 

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To Renew Your Membership

To Register For Workshop or Exhibition

To Pay online with Paypal 

To sign up on PAC Facebook page 


Our Purpose

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 three exhibitions a year: an Open Juried Show, an unjuried Members-only Show and our Members' Juried Online Exhibition. The locations of these shows vary from year to year. This web site, www.pastelartists.ca, and our colourful quarterly Newsletter "Purely Pastel", which is available to members in a high-quality paper edition or by email, are both kept well stocked with member news, educational information about pastel and opportunities available to pastel artists. 

We invite you into our website to learn 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 here.

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Contact Us



Pastel Artists Canada
995 Southcote Road, RR2
Ancaster, ON
L9G 3L1

Submissions Coordinator:
Kathy Hildebrandt, PAC,MPAC
Past President:
Workshop Coordinator West:        
Ruth Rodgers PAC,MPAC rodgers.ruth@gmail.com
Philip Allanson
Update Editor:
June Gauthier PAC,MPAC
Newsletter Editor:
Margot Hallman
Membership & Archives:
Gloria Burgoin PAC,MPAC
Web Editor:
Anne Fraser
East Promotions Coordinator:     
Kim Martin PAC,MPAC                        kim@kimmartin.ca
East Workhop Team Coordinator:
Andrea Pyman
East Workshop Team:
Jo-Anne Finegan
Susan Typert 
East Exhibitions Coordinator:
Heather Laws
MPAC Coordinator
Trish Acres PAC,MPAC
DVD Librarian
Jennifer Ross PAC,MPAC
West Promotions Coordinator: 



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