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The Pittsburgh Pastel Artists League was started in 2002, dedicated to the promotion of the medium of pastel and pastel artists.

The Pittsburgh Pastel Artists League (PPAL), formed in 2002, is a solely member-supported art organization. We are a member of the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS), which exists to “unite pastel societies around the world in support of the fine art of pastel”.  PPAL is dedicated to the promotion, use, understanding and enjoyment of the medium of soft pastels and to pastel artists.  Our members’ levels of experience range from the internationally known professional to the very beginner.  Anyone with an interest in the pastel medium is welcome to join and enjoy all PPAL member benefits.

We share ideas and news about the medium of soft pastel through quarterly meetings, a monthly newsletter, timely bulletins and through our member-supported website, www.ppal-artists.com.  These communications include information about workshops, classes, members’ news and accomplishments, exhibits, group excursions to galleries or other art venues and “plein air” events (painting outdoors) offered by PPAL and other local or national organizations.  Annually, we bring in an internationally known professional pastel instructors for a class.  Members can also post images of their pastel paintings on our website gallery.  At our quarterly meetings, members are encouraged to bring a painting (either one in progress or finished) for a group critique offering artistic advice, encouragement and creative suggestions.

Please browse our members Directory and view examples of our members' work.

Members: The new PPAL Wild Apricot User's Guide is ready! Click here to display and print your copy! For the New Member Guide by Wild Apricot, click here.

View our members artwork below or by clicking on Gallery!

Lady Bullfinch. Donna Godlove Uart 500 substrate, Terry Ludwig, Sennelier Pastels. Carbothello pastel pencils
"Apples" Donna Godlove Uart 500 substrate. Terry Ludwig, Rembrandt, Sennelier pastels. A powerpoint presentation of what steps taken to accomplish. https://1drv.ms/p/s!AnkfQ-7GMJw09lMMdPxXLIjZcR0e
"Early Morning Mist" Donna Godlove A powerpoint on the steps taken to accomplish. https://1drv.ms/p/s!AnkfQ-7GMJw09lEuc-zceqJ2fOH
"Penny's Angel" Donna Godlove This one is a commission for a friend's grand daughter. A powerpoint of the steps taken. https://1drv.ms/p/s!AnkfQ-7GMJw09k32WHZcGgYTNDLK
Macallan Distillery - Nan Hought
Morning Walk - Nan Hought
Niagara Desolation - Nan Hought
Peach Orchard - Nan Hought
Fall Walk - Nan Hought
Gina Judy "Bethany College Gates" (Oglebay Gates)
Gina Judy "The 'Sitter"---2017 22nd Annual Arts In Harmony International Juried Show, Blaine, MN Mixed Media (Watercolor/Pastel)
Snow Leopard Cub-Out of the Mist
Black Bear
Gail Beem Marsh Afternoon 2
Gail Beem
Gail Beem All's Quiet
Goin' Home
Sunny by Kathy Gilbert
Waiting On A Friend by Kristin Divers
IMAF Tents by Kristin Divers
Barkeep by Kristin Divers
Anne Trimble "In the Muse"
Anne Trimble "Southpaw"
Anne Trimble "Sunday Morning"
High Desert Hacienda - Spain
Lucy Vincent Beach - Martha's Vineyard MA
Sisters 1909
She sits on Boxes
Rubber meets the Road
Make it Snappy
"Oasis of Beauty at Phipps" by Linda Barnicott
"Love of Trains" by Linda Barnicott
"As I Wander" by Linda Barnicott
"Meadow Foxes" Living in and around farm country we often see mama foxes and young near their dens. Donna Whitford Housel
"Great Blue Heron" one fabulous bird Donna Whitford Housel
One of my favorite subjects, "Wolf" reference from Wolf Sanctuary, Litiz, Pa Donna Whitford Housel
Title..Ligonier Days...done "en Plein aire"
Title is: Phipps and Pitt (Phipps Conservatory and University of Pittsburgh) It was done "plein aire"
Setting Sun
This was a book cover I designed and also did some artwork for inside the book.
Drama in the Sky
"Betty" Elizabeth
Jan Pini "Would You Like to Swing?"
Jan Pini "Watkins Glen Falls"
Jan Pini "Naughty or Nice?"

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