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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

19 Sep 2015 9:30 AM • Community Room of the Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell Street East, Matthews, NC Program time is 9:30 am till 12:00, and includes some social time and a light snack. Our meetings are open to all PPS members and their guests. (No cost)
19 Sep 2015 1:00 PM • Community Room in the Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell Street East, Matthews, NC 1 - 4PM
04 Oct 2015 • McDowell Art Center, 123 McDowell St. Matthews, NC 28105

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.

The Piedmont Pastel Society will be hosting a workshop by

renowned artist Dawn Emerson in October, 2015.


All information is on the attached flyer.  Click HERE to complete your payment (after $100 deposit submitted).  Be sure to fill out the registration form, pay via PayPal, and submit.

Lunch is included in the 3 day workshop.

In addition, Dawn will be doing a demo, open to all, on Thursday, October 8. It will take place in the morning, and lunch will follow. Cost is $35.00 per person.  You do not have to take the workshop to attend the demo. To register for the demo, please go to our website, under workshops, and register and pay via Paypal.  This is a separate registration form and payment.

The workshop is expected to fill fast, and space is limited, so act quickly. We will keep a waiting list. If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Rasberry at, or 704-552-6137.        


Kurt is an artist who focuses on telling a story and perhaps even creating a mood in his landscapes. He is drawn to the beauty of nature. Kurt’s success as an artist includes national and international awards for his paintings, while having been featured in Artist Magazine, Horticulture Magazine and The 2010 Best of Worldwide Landscape Artists Book.

  Kurt Weiser is also the President and Newsletter Editor of the  

  Piedmont Pastel Society!

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: 704-925-9838


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