Vermont Pastel Society (VPS) promotes the beauty of pastel painting and the growth of artist members through many different venues. The Exhibition Committee works on organizing two Vermont exhibits per year. The Workshop Committee organizes events of varying duration with teachers of national and regional renown. General membership meetings are held once a year to discuss VPS organizational matters and typically include technical demonstrations, career development presentations, exhibit-related activities and guest speakers. VPS also strives to notify the membership of pastel painting happenings through email, web site links and Facebook postings.

A sample of some recent VPS activities:


Richard McKinley Demonstration During VPS Workshop n August 2016

  • Free creative career management workshop with Liz Haywood-Sullivan
  • Free demonstration by Jeneane Lunn at general meeting
  • Open member exhibit at the spacious T.W. Wood Gallery in Montpelier
  • Expressive color workshop with Robert K. Carsten, PSA
  • Plein Air workshop by Sean Dye
  • Juried exhibit at the prestigious Southern Vermont Arts Center
  • Member discount workshop with world renowned pastelist, Richard McKinley
  • Paint-outs in various Vermont locations
  • Demonstration on preparing images for web sites and competitions


Here is a link to our VPS Calendar!