Promoting soft pastels


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 normally $25 per year, but since doing many meetings by Zoom because of the pandemic, dues this year are only $15, and OPS members receive our email newsletter and discounts on OPS sponsored shows. 


For more information about OPS just email an inquiry to 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

We normally meet 4 times a year in various places with a wide range of topics related to pastel painting. 

When the covid-19 pandemic hit, we adapted and have done meetings via Zoom to keep us all in touch and inspired to keep doing our art.


Email us at to get info on the Zoom meetings.


Typical Meeting Topics

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

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

Specifics lessons on composition & 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


This Members Exhibit is dedicated to the memory of Elizabeth "Bitsy" Newell who was an active member of the Ozark Pastel Society and recently passed away. 

Purchase inquiries may be sent to and they will be forwarded to the individual artist. 


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