Pastel Artists.CA

Canada's community for pastel artists

We are Canada’s community for  pastel artists with members across the country, from British Columbia to the Maritimes.

Eminent Pastelists

In January 2020, Pastel Artists.CA introduced a new signature designation – Eminent Pastelist, MPAC-EP. 

This designation is to recognize members who have consistently supported PAC through entering their exhibitions with a high standard of work.  This high standard is reflected in their ability to gain acceptance into 15 juried PAC exhibitions as well as earn 3 or more awards.

We currently have seven members with the MPAC-EP status

what we do

PAC is committed to promoting pastels to art lovers across our nation. We host exhibitions and workshops to provide education among our members and the public. Here are some of the things we do.


We present workshops in both Eastern and Western Canada


We have members across Canada from beginners to internationally renowned  Master Pastellists


Our exhibitions alternate between Western and Eastern Canada. In addition, there’s our popular online exhibition.

Member Resources

Just for our members, we have an extensive DVD library, tips, tutorials and our quarterly newsletter


Our ICAN conference, held every two years, is a popular event bringing Canadian instructors and students together for an intense 5 days of learning and painting.

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.

~Edgar Degas~