The Pastel Society of America has over 1,000 artist members throughout the US and abroad. There are three levels of juried membership:
Associate, Signature, and Master Pastelist. The membership committee confers either Associate or Signature status to accepted applications. At any time during membership, an Associate Member may apply for Signature status through the jurying system. In an alternative route, an Associate Member in good standing automatically receives Signature status after being accepted in three PSA annual exhibitions.



For membership application form click here.You may also call or email PSA’s office or send a self-addressed stamped envelope to receive the application.


Whether you are a non-member applying for membership or an Associate Member applying for Signature status, you will want to make note of
the 2017 membership jurying dates:

Jan 16; notification to artist Feb 6
Mar 13; notification to artist Apr 3
May 8; notification to artist May 29
July 10; notification to artist Aug 7
Oct 9; notification to artist Oct 30


Juried Associate Member – $60 (annually)

Artist Memberships: Signature Member – $75 (annually)
Special membership categories open to all (receive Pastelagram, newsletter, notice of events, member mailings)

Supporting Member:
Patron – $100 or more each year
Sponsor – $50 or more each year
Donor – $25 or more each year

PSA now has PayPal for domestic and international pastel artists.

See Payment Button below.

For guidance on how to prepare your images, use these Step-by-Step Image Preparation Tutorials by Christine Ivers, PSA.

Prepare your images using these specifications for PSA membership application.

iPhoto 11
Photoshop CS6
Photoshop Elements 12
Picasa 3.9