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. Not only do you have all the statewide benefits of VPS, you also have the opportunity to belong to a Regional Hub near you where friendships, connections and small group activities occur on a regular basis.  General membership meetings are held once a year to discuss VPS organizational matters and typically include 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

  • Demonstration at Annual Meeting by Sean Dye
  • 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 Coolidge Hotel, WRJ and previsously at the prestigious Southern Vermont Arts Center
  • Member discount workshop with world renowned pastelist, Richard McKinley


Here is a link to our VPS Calendar!