BeCome a Member

Benefits of Membership

PAC sponsors two shows each year. Our “Purely Pastel” exhibition is an open juried gallery exhibition.  This exhibition features numerous cash and merchandise awards and alternates between the west and east coast each year.

Our other exhibition is an annual member online juried show.  It is hosted on our website in the late fall

Our printed quarterly newsletter is mailed to each member and is available exclusively to members on our website.

Our member’s only section of our website offers tips and tutorials authored by our signature and active members.

PAC has an extensive library of pastel related DVD’s. These DVD’s are available to “rent” cost free

Basic members are listed on our website with links available to their personal website. Premium members also have an image gallery of their work on their profile page.

Members, in good standing, earn points towards Signature, Master, and Eminent Pastelist level status through participation in our exhibitions and by award recognition for outstanding work. PAC signature status is awarded to active members who have been accepted into three (3) PAC exhibitions.  To earn MPAC status, members must have been accepted into five (5) PAC exhibitions and have received at least one (1) award. Our highest designation, MPAC-EP is conferred on members who have been accepted into fifteen (15) PAC juried exhibitions and have received at least three (3) awards.

PAC is a member of IAPS. Our members are eligible to enter IAPS exhibitions, both online and in prestigious US galleries. Members are also eligible for discounted IAPS Convention rates.

Signature designations are conferred only to members who are in good standing and whose membership dues are currently paid and up to date.  Should a signature member not renew their membership with PAC, they are not entitled to use any of the 3 signature designations. They must refrain from using the signature letters as well as remove such designation from all materials (ie: business cards, websites, advertising materials, etc).

Membership Levels

Pastel Artists.CA offers two levels of membership. Our Basic Membership level is ideal for those artists who already have their own website. Our member directory will link visitors to your website.

Premium Membership provides an image gallery for those artists who don’t have their own website. Members with their own website may also want to consider this option as an excellent way to promote their artwork!

Our membership year runs from January to December. If you join after October 1, the following year is included in this fee.

Pay With PayPal

The first step to membership with Pastel Artists.CA is payment of your membership dues. Click on the PayPal button below the membership level you choose. This will take you to the PayPal site. You do not need to have a PayPal account; you can pay with your credit card.

Upon successful payment please select the “Return to Merchant” button on the PayPal page to be taken to the registration page to complete your membership registration. Your membership is not active until this step has been completed.

Basic Membership



Enter PAC Exhibitions

Gain Signature Status

Extensive DVD Lending Library

Membership Directory Listing

Many more benefits

Premium Membership



Enter PAC Exhibitions

Gain Signature Status

Extensive DVD Lending Library

Membership Directory Listing

Image Gallery and MUCH MORE