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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

21 Jan 2017 10:00 AM • McDowell Art Center, 123 McDowell St., Matthews, NC
21 Jan 2017 1:00 PM • McDowell Art Center, 123 McDowell St., Matthews, NC
18 Mar 2017 10:00 AM • McDowell Art Center, 123 McDowell St., Matthews, NC
18 Mar 2017 1:00 PM • McDowell Art Center, 123 McDowell St., Matthews, NC


We encourage members to join 

The Pastel Society of America


click on the logo for more information

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.




ARTIST OF THE MONTH ~ Ron Pelt - November winner for 2016 PPS member art calendar




Ron has been a member of PPS for 2 years. After a career in counseling he retired and returned to his original muse of visual art. An oil painter originally, Ron finds the textures and direct encounter with color to be a fresh take on two dimensional work.



At the moment he is concentrating on landscapes and pet portraits but is beginning to experiment with non-representational work. "I have found PPS to be a place to garner support while challenging me to build and stretch my skills"



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

Email: piedmontpastelsociety@gmail.org  

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