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 grown to more than 120 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.
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 on the "contact" page.
Download past newsletters in pdf format here:
2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Vice President Ruth Van Dine
Treasurer Laetitia (Lee) Borden
Recording Secretary Kathryn SB Davis
Educational Programs Kathryn SB Davis
Hospitality Leslie Woods
International Juried Exhibition Mary Beth Morrison, Cheryl DiCara and Terrilynn Dubreuil
IAPS Representative Laetitia (Lee) Borden
Lending Library Nancy Lee Lovley, PSA
Membership Mary Beth Morrison
Member Show Nancy Lee Lovley, PSA
Newsletter/Email Correspondent Mary Barrett
Pemaquid Retreat Sharon Gorman and Cindy Asherman
Scholarships Kate Bergquist, PSA
Social Media Adminstrator Terrilynn Dubreuil
Workshops Kate Bergquist, PSA