A Message from our president
Meet our President
Kathy Hildebrandt has been the President of Pastel Artists.CA since 2017.
Kathy has been actively involved with PAC since shortly after joining in 2007, volunteering in several areas. She has been the exhibition submission coordinator for many years and served as Vice President for 2 years before taking on the President role.
Kathy designed and developed the current PAC website.
Jurying the Pastel 100 competition
I recently had the privilege to jury the Still Life
The Lowdown on IAPS
Over 750 pastel enthusiasts attended the IAPS 13th Biennial convention
WOW!! What a hectic and inspiring couple of weeks I just had!
There are many ways to grow as an artist. Taking regular classes, attending workshops and most importantly, practise, practise, practise! But there is one way that can be invaluable to longer term growth, and that is having, or being, a mentor.
Winter 2019 Update
I hope everyone’s 2019 is off to a good start and you are getting many opportunities to paint. I usually find the winter months to be more productive for me, but this year has been an exception so far.
Why Still Life?
Among many other things, I’ve been asked numerous times why I paint still life? Why not landscapes? Why not figurative or narrative works? Why not florals? My answer is always the same – “because I enjoy it!”
The Importance of Volunteerism
Our cross-country membership comes with some unique challenges; how to serve the members in different areas, staging exhibitions and workshops that benefit all members and communicating information of interest and relevance to the pastel medium. To do that, we need willing volunteers from across this great country.
Spring 2018 Update
It’s the middle of May and PAC is heading into a very busy time. On May 10th our 27th Annual “Purely Pastel” open juried exhibition opened at the Aurora Cultural Centre in Aurora, Ontario.