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Gateway Pastel Artists

Gateway Pastel Artists

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Our Mission

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.

GPA Activities and Members

Paintings by GPA members

There will be no monthly meeting in December.

Next GPA Meeting will be on the Second Monday of the Month in January.


Misswouri river on Fire by Garry McMichael

"Dusting with Pastels"
A Technique for Creating Snow, Fog, Tumbling Water
And Misty Moody Effects in Your Pastel Landscapes.

A One Day Workshop with Garry McMichael

Saturday September 28, 2013

Details to be posted by July 1



Lisa Ober Portraits

Upcoming Workshop:
Lisa Ober will be teaching an 2-day Portrait Workshop. 
Saturday & Sunday, January 26-27, 2014
Details will be posted by mid July

AQbby&Sissy By Marla Parnell
Abbey & Sissy by Marla Parnell
Michele Wells
Misty Fog by Michele Wells


Copyright Notice

All artwork and materials contained on this website are copyrighted by the artist whose work is represented. No image or picture may be downloaded or copied without written permission from the artist. Many of the painting images you will see on the Gateway Pastel Artists website may be available for sale in original or in print form by contacting the artist directly or through inquiry to the webmaster.