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 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.
We meet 4 times a year in various places.
2020 Meetings will be held at the Art Barn at John Brown University in Siloam Springs from 9:30am-noon. Dates are March 14th, June 27, Sept. 12, and Dec. 5th.
Barbara Iglehart will be doing a landscape demonstration for us.
June 27 Meeting
September 12 Meeting
We hope to find someone to give a demo on portrait painting using pastels.
Randall Kronblad has offered to do a program on matting and framing your pastel paintings. There will also be a bonus program on inventory keeping.
We host and promote events throughout the year, including workshops, exhibits and competitions.
Ozark Pastel Society artists will have a show at the Center for Arts in Education in Van Buren March 1-27.
The Ozark Pastel Society and the Little Rock Club will combine for an art retreat to the Subiaco Abbey on June 12-13.