Avocado Sunset - Maryann Mullett

The Pastel Society of Maine (PSME), originally established in 1999 as the Pastel Painters of Maine (PPOM), promotes public awareness of pastels and creates a network for local and regional pastel artists. The general membership of PSME meets quarterly with an educational program or artist demonstration. Other activities include paint-outs, paint-ins, retreats, workshops and exhibitions. We publish a newsletter several times a year and have a well-stocked lending library available to all PSME members.

PSME has more than 110 members from Maine and across the U.S. and Canada. Our International Juried Exhibition “Pastels Only,” an annual event since 2000, includes a workshop conducted by a nationally-known pastel artist who also judges the show. Members are invited to participate in our annual non-juried member shows as well.

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PSME Newsletter

PSME publishes a quarterly newsletter highlighting upcoming meetings, shows, workshops and classes, members' news, and notes and reminders from the PSME Board.

Please send your newsletter items to Mary Barrett, PSME Newsletter Editor, by clicking on the envelope icon at bottom of this page or by completing the inquiry form here:  CONTACT PSME.


Download past newsletters in pdf format here:

 Winter 2016          Winter 2017        Spring 2017       Summer 2017



President vacant

Vice President Ruth Van Dine

Treasurer Sara Ostrov

Recording Secretary Norma Johnsen


International Juried Exhibition Mary Beth Morrison, Cheryl DiCara and Terrilynn Dubreuil

IAPS Representative Laetitia (Lee) Borden

Lending Library Chair Nancy Lee Lovley, PSA

Social Media & Website Administrator Terrilynn Dubreuil


Membership Chair Mary Beth Morrison

Member Shows Nancy Lee Lovley, PSA

Newsletter/Email Correspondent Mary Barrett

Pemaquid Retreat Co-Chair Sharon Gorman & Cindy Asherman

Programs Chair vacant

Workshops Co-Chair Mary Beth Morrison and Claudette Gamache

Publicity Chair vacant

Educational Programs Chair vacant

Scholarships Chair vacant

Hospitality Chair Leslie Woods