– Information and Prospectus for our 2022 fall exhibit and non-juried competition is now here.
– Our next group meeting will be in September...
Free Pastel Seminar: June 29 at 1pm CT. Rita Kirkman, Lyn Diefenbach and Nancy King Mertz will be talking with Eric Rhoads and Gail Sibley about taking your Pastel Work to the Highest Possible Level.
Free registration here https://pastellive.com/free-pastel-webinar-june-29
"Fall at Enchanted Rock" by artist Carolyn Kilday, 16x16
CTPS is the Central Texas Pastel Society, a non-profit organization that raises awareness of pastel through promotion of, and engaging in, art shows and exhibitions. Additionally, CTPS supports its membership through workshops, programs, artist demonstrations, and pastel painting opportunities. Ultimately, CTPS strives to assist its members in optimizing their artistic potential, whether they choose to be a hobbyist or a professional.
Yes! Each year, CTPS supports art in the schools. Historically, CTPS has sponsored scholarships for children to attend summer art camps as well as donating art supplies and books to schools and libraries in the community.
Generally, CTPS meets the 3rd Saturday of the month unless otherwise noted in the "Events" section on the homepage of this website.
Due to Covid-19, our meetings will be held in virtual meeting rooms with "Zoom".
If you have never used Zoom or feel the need for a refresher please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating you need "Zoom School".
Yes, CTPS is a member of the International Association of Pastel Societies.
You may attend a meeting and decide if it is for you. We think you will do so because it is a fun and enthusiastic membership!
Each meeting has a simple format - news about opportunities for showing our art, workshops being hosted by CTPS or by other organizations, and general discussions and knowledge sharing about best practices. Following this part of the meeting, a demonstration is given on various topics from pastel painting techniques to marketing tips.
If you are ready to sign-up today, click on the JOIN link in the top menu.