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Our Mission

The Central Texas Pastel Society (CTPS) is organized and operated with a focus to stimulate interest in art in our community, specifically in the pastel medium. Our Mission is to promote soft pastel as a recognized medium by:


  • conducting monthly meetings where artists can learn from     renowned professional artist demonstrations


  • sponsoring workshops, outdoor paint-outs, and other programs to help every artist reach their full potential with this brilliant and fascinating medium


  • engaging the public and building an art community through the CTPS website and other social media forums with news articles spotlighting member artists accomplishments, call for entries for upcoming shows, current shows, and award announcements


  • educating artists as to the history and technical developments regarding works of pastel as well as connecting members to CTPS supporting suppliers


  • and by promoting the visibility and livelihoods of its member artists through our annual show and year-round programs.