It's easy to join the
Oklahoma Pastel Society!


Just send $35 ($10 for students)

along with your completed

OPS membership application


Oklahoma Pastel Society

P.O. Box 42802

Oklahoma City, OK 73123

by Becky Way


What's the best way to find out what the Oklahoma Pastel Society member believe are the benefits of becoming a member of this organization?  Ask them!   Here are just a few..

Camaraderie:  The uncomplicated fun of sharing with like-minded people.  It's wonderful to be able to say "pastels" and not have to explain that you are not talking about a pale tint of color.  We share experiences of a variety of things;  workshops, supports to paint on,  brands of of pastels,  places to paint, books,  supply stores, websites and more.

Workshops and Programs:  We host workshops taught by wonderful arts (who just happen to be very giving and gifted instructors too)- such as Larenzo Chavez,  Terry Ludwig, Mitsuno Reedy,  Dale Martin, Becky Way,  Marie Kash Weltzheimer;  just to name a few.  Programs have been presented by many of these same instructors including Clive Tyler, Gary Lennon, Colleen Brown, Sheila Minnich, Dennis Parker, and so many more

Exposure for your Art:   We have shows each year where members can show and sell their art.  Many of our shows are judged for prizes.  In addition,  member are allowed a section on the societies website for an introduction to their work and links to their personal websites.  

Website:  Our website has much to offer our member and has easy links to groups,  a current blog, educational information and much more.  We hope it will become a great resource for our artists to share and learn.  

Oklahoma:   Oklahoma has a vibrant and ever growing community of artists whether you are a beginner or a nationally recognized pastelist.   We are proud of our member's accomplishments and share through our newsletter,  website, and social media, their accomplishments.  We are a chapter of the IAPS ( International Society of Pastel Artists) and as such, members can get discounts to their meetings and activities.