The Vermont Pastel Society (VPS) is an all-volunteer organization founded in 1999. The purpose of the VPS is to build and strengthen connections among pastel artists. With 120 members and growing, the VPS is open to all levels of pastel artists. Artists using both oil and soft pastels are welcome to join.

Membership dues are $40 per calendar year, $20 for high school and college students.  Memberships are not prorated.

Benefits include:

  • website gallery page with link to your own website
  • workshops, educational programs and paint-outs
  • opportunities to exhibit in juried and non-juried shows
  • free access to DVD lending library
  • discounts and early registration at VPS workshops
  • liaison with other pastel societies including the International Association of Pastel Societies
  • other opportunities to share information and resources with VPS members
  • opportunities for interactions with like-minded artists


All members are encouraged to participate in any way they can to keep VPS a vibrant organization.  Contact us if you would like more information.

How to Become a New Member or Pay Your Annual Dues?

If you wish to become a member of VPS, first you will be taken to a form in which you must enter basic information about yourself.  After you submit the form, use the link to the payment method you prefer.  We offer easy online payment using your own debit, credit card, your PayPal account or by check.  Instructions for both will be presented after you submit your membership information.

To become a member, or renew membership click below:

You can download the form and mail it:

Click Here to Download VPS Membership Form

Click here to pay via PayPal or Check