The MidAtlantic Pastel Society (MAPS) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and greater understanding of pastels as a fine art medium. Open to adults from beginning student to professional, the society provides its members with fellowship, support and growth through bimonthly programs; by offering workshops, critiques and other educational training; and with opportunities to exhibit.
Founded in mid-2015, MAPS has rapidly grown to include over 70 members across multiple states in the mid-atlantic region, and our membership includes award-winning and nationally recognized pastel artists. Plans for regional chapters are in the works.
MAPS is a member of the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS), a non-profit organization "uniting in the common cause to demonstrate the validity and quality of pastel fine art." IAPS has over 70 member pastel societies worldwide, including the United States, Canada, Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia and China. Find out more about IAPS at www.iapspastel.org.
Membership in MAPS We welcome adults interested in the soft pastel medium to join MAPS. Membership application information is on our Membershippage.
Meetings We hold regularly scheduled member meetings six times a year. In each meeting, there is a brief business meeting followed by a pastel-related program. Guests are generally welcome. Visit our Programs page for details on meeting times and places.
Members enjoyed a round robin critique session at our first meeting
Executive Board 2018-20 Officers and Committee Chairs
President V.P & Program Chair Treasurer Secretary Membership Chair Exhibit Co-Chairs