The Pastel Society
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The Pastel Society
Encouraging the use of pastel within the contemporary art world. The Society was founded in 1898, and the first exhibition held in the Royal Institute in Piccadilly. Founder members and early exhibitors included Brangwyn, Degas, Rodin, Rothenstein, Whistler and G.F. Watts. There are currently over fifty-five Members who are professional artists living and working in this country and overseas. Membership is granted through a strict assessment of technical skill, originality, innovation and enthusiasm.
The Society pursues its aims through education and example. It is currently responsible for organising exhibitions, tutorial workshops, demonstrations and lectures throughout the UK. The Society's major showcase is the Annual Exhibition held at the prestigious Mall Galleries in London. This is open to entries from both Members and Non-Members. Awards are made to works of particular note. Workshops and demonstrations are also provided throughout the duration of the exhibition.
The Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1
Telephone: 020 7930 6844
Become a Friend of the Pastel Society
For 2019 the Pastel Society is planning an exciting series of outings for Friends of the Pastel Society including a special trip to the British Museum to look closely at pastel drawings in the Prints & Drawings Room.
Other outings included are:
A visit to Chiswick House with its acres of gardens, conservatory and kitchen gardens.
A day in the park - St James' Park London with its wonderful parkland, lakes and wildfowl.
We would like to invite you to become a Friend and share these events with us.
As well as organised drawing trips during the year, for your subscription you will receive:
Twice yearly Newsletter
Early Bird Information e.g. PS Members’ Exhibitions, Workshops and Open Studios.
The chance to participate in Workshops at a reduced rate.
A token of ￡100 to be awarded to a Friend towards the purchase of a painting in the Exhibition.
Free Workshops for Life Members.
Social Events, with Friends and Members of The Pastel Society.
Free admission and catalogue to The Pastel Society Exhibition.
Friends Tour of the Annual Exhibition
An application form can be downloaded here [Download]