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In 2006, six Springfield, IL pastel artists joined together to form the Springfield Area Pastelists.
By 2009 the group had grown to 20 members and formally organized as the Illinois Prairie Pastel Society,
establishing By-Laws to guide the organization, and affiliating with the International Association of Pastel Societies.
The Illinois Prairie Pastel Society celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2016.

   Promote, stimulate and foster creative painting with pastels;

   Encourage and promote pastel artists in their growth and success;

   Provide instructive programs and demonstrations utilizing pastel media;

   Organize activities and exhibit opportunities for pastel artists;

   Encourage young pastel artists to work in pastels and exhibit their pastel works;

  Promote a fellowship with pastel artists in order to build a network for learning and professional opportunities; and

  Promote public awareness of pastels.


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