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The Piedmont Pastel Society, a non-profit organization, was established in 2007. Our goal is to promote and provide educational opportunities for our members; to enhance community awareness and appreciation of the value and beauty of soft pastels; and to connect individual artists in our region.

Upcoming events

04 Oct 2017 9:00 AM • The Cornwell Center, 2001 Selwyn Ave. Charlotte, NC 28207

We encourage members to join 

The Pastel Society of America

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on this prestigious organization

and how to join

As a member of the 

Piedmont Pastel Society, 

included as one of your benefits, is a membership to the 

Click on the logo for more information on your membership to IAPS

We welcome pastel artists from beginner to advanced. Members experience a creative environment for learning and sharing in art demonstrations, membership exhibitions, plein air outings, and workshops. Our programs and socials provide channels for networking, communication, and friendship.

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3-Day Workshop with Tom Christopher, Oct. 4-6

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Featured Artist ~ Malia Bryngelson - Cover winner for 2017 PPS member Art Calendar

I create pastel paintings with the goal of bringing the openness and peace of being outdoors in the beauty of God’s creation. I feel the medium of pastel is ideal for depicting wonderfully strong sunlight and shadow, which I love to paint. The immediacy and feel of drawing combined with the beautiful colors of pastels make this my medium of choice.

Animals and landscapes are what I am most passionate about painting, but I also enjoy a variety of other subjects. My landscapes are from the areas of North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee and my native California.

Because I love working in pastels, I also teach introductory classes that are designed for people who have little or no experience with them. The relaxed classes are focused on experimentation with pastels, surfaces, and basic techniques, as well as encouraging artists to venture into a new medium in a very positive way.

After raising my daughter, and working for a number of years in a county library system, I am privileged to have been able to return to art full time. I live with my very supportive husband Ray, in Locust, North Carolina.



Stanly Arts Guild, Summer Art Explosion 2013: First Place 2-D Art

Nature at its Best 2014: Third Place 2-D Art

Piedmont Pastel Society accepted in Member Calendar Show 2014

Stanly Arts Guild, Summer Art Explosion 2014: First Place 2-D Art

The Mooresville Arts 32nd Annual Artoberfest 2014: Third Place and Honorable Mention 2-D Art

Cabarrus Art Guild Fall Judged Show 2014: First Place

Stanly Arts Guild, Member Show 2014: First Place 2-D Art

Mooresville Spring Artfest 2015: First Place 2-D Art

North Carolina Statewide Pastel Exhibition 2015: Blick Art Award

Matthews Artists Guild Judged Member Show 2015: First Place

Nature at its Best 2015: First Place 2-D Art

Stanly Arts Guild, Summer Art Explosion 2015: First Place 2-D Art

Matthews Alive 2015: Honorable Mention

Mooresville Fall Artfest 2015: Best in Show

Cabarrus Art Guild Fall Judged Show 2015: Third Place

Piedmont Pastel Society accepted in Member Calendar Show 2016

Nature at Its Best 2016: Third Place

Matthews 2016 Judged show: Honorable Mention

North Carolina 2016 Statewide Pastel Exhibition: Two paintings selected, one received the Strathmore Award.

Mint Hill Arts Summer Judged Show 2016 – First Place

Piedmont Pastel Society – Cover of the 2017 Calendar

Ciel Gallery – Charlotte, NC – Painting juried into the National Winter Exhibition “Gimme Shelter”


  • ·         Pastel Society of America – juried in as an Associate Member
  • ·         Pastel Society of North Carolina member
  • ·         Piedmont Pastel Society member and Membership Chairperson
  • ·         Cabarrus Art Guild member
  • ·         Matthews Art Guild member
  • ·         Mint Hill Arts member
  • ·         Southeast Pastel Society member

Contact information:, 704-773-0817

Latest News: Be sure to click on the NEWS link above to view the most recent events for PPS and our members!

The Piedmont Pastel Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

Address: Charlotte, NC, USA

Phone: 704-340-7274


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