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Promoting soft pastels

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Welcome to the Ozark Pastel Society web page! We are a group of artists based in Northwest Arkansas, with members from the surrounding states. We work in soft pastels and promote the medium through exhibits, workshops and demonstrations.


We welcome new members.  We meet four times a year, our dues are $25 per year and OPS members receive our email newsletter and discounts on OPS sponsored shows. 


For more information about OPS just email an inquiry to ozarkpastelsociety@gmail.com and we’ll reply as soon as possible.


Thank you for visiting and enjoying our pastel art!  We'd love to have you join us for our meetings too.


Our Meetings

  • March 19, 9:30-noon JBU Art Barn  Jeannette Foreman & Margi Tucker will demo painting on black paper followed by member "Show and Tell"  June 11, 9:30-noon  Plein Air Painting, In-studio sketching, photographing, etc. followed by Potluck at home of Diana Harshbarger, 21101 River Ridge Dr. Siloam Springs, AR

  • August 12 & 13 Time TBD Tom Christopher Workshop, JBU Art Barn; more details to follow

  • September 10, 9:30-noon JBU Art Barn, Susan Hurst from the Arkansas Pastel Society will do a portrait demos, followed by selecting member photo for all to paint before the next meeting and then IAPS Convention recap by Charles Peer and Randall Kronblad

  • December 3  9:30-noon  JBU Art Barn in Siloam Springs: "Show and Tell" by all members of paintings done from chosen photo from last meeting, a presentation on editing photos for submission to websites/competitions/juried events, viewing of some paintings created by Charles Peer while in Ireland and sharing of holiday snacks.


Typical Meeting Topics

 A landscape, still life, or portrait demonstration for us by one of our members or a guest.

"Show and Tell" by all members who want to participate.

Specific lessons on composition, matting & framing,  supplies, etc.

Plein air demos with members bringing supplies and working after the demos.



We host and promote events throughout the year, including workshops, exhibits and competitions.

Member Gallery



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Purchase inquiries may be sent to ozarkpastelsociety@gmail.com and they will be forwarded to the individual artist.