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 $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 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 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.

Our meetings at this point have been postponed because of Covid-19.  Check back to see when we can resume meetings in person or do them on Zoom.


March14 Meeting

Cancelled due to Covid-19

Barbara Iglehart will be doing a landscape demonstration for us.  

June 27 Meeting

Cancelled due to Covid-19

September 12 Meeting

  Cancelled due to Covid-19

December Meeting

Status of meeting and subject matter to be determined based upon future COVID-19 conditions .



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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