Pastel Society of Australia
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The Pastel Society of Australia are a group of artists dedicated to the beauty of pastels - that's our specialty. We conduct workshops, hold exhibitions, social functions and an environment within which we can all advance our mastery of this amazing medium.
The Pastel Society of Australia was originally founded in 1985 by John and Ivy Jeffery as The Pastellists Society of Australia.
As there was no Pastel Society on the east coast at that time, it was considered that an Australian-wide Society had a better chance to achieve the ideals they had in mind. These ideals were to promote the Art of Pastel Painting as a serious art form; to have pastel paintings judged in their own right and separately from “works on paper”; to educate the public as to its beauty and permanence and its place in the History of Art; to conduct workshops; to establish scholarships; to hold pastel painting exhibitions; to conduct critiques; to exchange ideas with other Pastel Societies world-wide, and to keep abreast of developments overseas.
The name of the Society was changed to the Pastel Society of Australia on the incorporation of the Society and today the PSA has Members Australia wide and overseas.
We are open to members of all ability and experience ranges, so, have a look at our website https://ozpastels.com.au/ have a look around and consider joining us!
Meetings are held in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast.
The Society has several exhibitions and events throughout the year. Their Annual Awards exhibition is held in Caloundra, Queensland in September. Non-members are invited to exhibit one artwork in the Annual Awards category.
For the past 3 years the Society also hold their Master Pastellist Exhibition in the months of August and September. Last year this event was held at the Old Fire Station Gallery, Redcliffe.
The PSA hold workshops for all levels of artists in a variety of areas.
In addition to their regular workshops, PSA also encourages their Members to get involved in their Paint-out days. It is a wonderful opportunity to seek inspiration with fellow Pastel Artists and get out of the confines of the studio to work en-plein air.
Paint-out Days are announced at the monthly General Meetings in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.
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