The VPS wishes to acknowledge the generosity of the following businesses who donated the prizes in our most recent member show in Rutland.  Many of these donors have given before and to them we are especially grateful.  Here is a list of these donors and their websites.  Please do check them out and support them!

Dick Blick Art Materials
Mt. Vision Pastels–
Terry Ludwig
Alain Picard
Michael Chesley
Art Works Frame Shop
Claremont Custom Framing150 Pleasant St Claremont, NH 03743; (603) 543-9992
Rochester Art

Every year we solicit prizes from pastel makers or stores supplying pastels, pastel surfaces, etc. Rochester Art Supply ( has been a consistent contributor for the last three years. Because of this relationship, they have offered us a chance to be in their store’s club.

Here’s how it works: whenever you buy from Rochester Art Supply, 5% of the sale goes into a fund that becomes a prize for our Members’ Exhibition. You win because their products are high-quality and their service exceptional; they win because they are making a sale; and the VPS wins because we accrue money toward prizes for future Members’ Exhibitions.

So go online to, look at their selection, and if you are so inclined, purchase something and tell them you are from the Vermont Pastel Society. (They will have a list of VPS names to verify your status, but no other contact information.) It’s as simple as that!