The Austin Pastel Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1998 by a group of Austin artists who were active in the soft pastel medium.
Artists, from beginners to professionals, benefit from the many opportunities provided by APS to learn about materials and techniques and to grow in their abilities by observing demonstrations at monthly meetings, participating in hands-on workshops led by nationally recognized instructors and by attending other APS events.
Members are invited to participate in both juried and open exhibitions of their work at locations throughout the area.
APS Past Presidents
2014-2016 Rae Andrews
2012-2014 Sonja Kever
2010-2012 Britta Herzog
2008-2010 Jo Castillo
2006-2008 Donna Gordon
2004-2006 Libby Peters
2002-2004 Kathy Gray
2000-2002 Sara Sharp
1998-2000 Char Eppright
- Member of the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS)
- Current APS membership is 80+