Welcome. The Gateway Pastel Artists' goal aims to unite artists interested in the pastel media through programs, critiques, workshops and technical support. The organization helps members reach their optimum potential as artists. We create awareness of pastels' beauty, versatility and permanence in art galleries and the general public.
Membership is open to anyone working in pastel or interested in the medium.
The Gateway Pastel Artists is affiliated with the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) whose objective is “to celebrate worldwide, the expanding presence of Dry Pastel as a major fine art painting medium,” and to “provide a strong voice for pastel artists and the luminous medium of "Pastel".” IAPS is a non-profit organization representing pastel societies uniting in a common cause — to demonstrate the validity and quality of pastel fine art around the world.