Maryland Pastel Society membership

MEMBERSHIP

Types of Membership


Annual renewal reminders are sent in January. Dues are effective for the calendar year through December. New memberships paid in October, November, or December of a given year will be applied in whole to the following year.

ARTIST MEMBERSHIP $25.00 Annual Dues

Enjoy, Learn, Socialize and Exhibit. No prerequisites to join the Maryland Pastel Society as an Artist member

Benefits:
  • Invitations to general meetings, paint-outs, critiques, and other MPS special events
  • Opportunity to submit artwork for the juried MPS "Member's Only" shows and the biennial MPS "Shades of Pastel" National Juried Exhibition
  • Early enrollment in MPS-sponsored workshops with nationally known pastel instructors
  • Access to the MPS Membership Directory

Artist members are welcome to serve as assistants on committees, but may not serve as board members or committee coordinators.
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SIGNATURE MEMBERSHIP $35.00 Annual Dues

Members may submit work to be juried into Signature membership. In addition to the benefits of Artist membership, Signature Member artists may:

  • Exhibit artwork in all MPS Signature Member exhibitions
  • Have two images displayed on a Gallery Page on the MPS website
  • Be a "Featured Artist" in the MPS quarterly news update
  • Serve on the MPS Executive Board

See more information about Signature membership and how to submit an application to our jurors.



PATRON MEMBER $35, $50, $100, or $500 Donation

Patron memberships are for anyone wishing to support the fine arts in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and other areas of the mid-Atlantic region. Patrons will receive links to our on-line quarterly news updates and are invited to all meetings and events sponsored by the Maryland Pastel Society. A Patron's generous donation is tax deductible, helps the Maryland Pastel Society to meet its general operating expenses, and helps defray the costs of all the programs the MPS brings to the community, such as workshops, lectures, and exhibitions showcasing soft pastel as a fine art medium.

Become a Patron Member: Contact Us
Or print and mail the Patron and Corporate Sponor Application Form.


CORPORATE MEMBER $100, $500, or $1,000 Donation

Corporations wishing to support the fine arts in Maryland and neighboring regions may also contribute to the Maryland Pastel Society. Corporate sponsors will receive links to our on-line quarterly news updates and are invited to all meetings and events sponsored by the Maryland Pastel Society. We also post links to the Corporate Sponsor's webpage on our website and printed material. A corporation's generous donation is tax deductible and provides much-needed financial resources to ensure the continuation of major MPS programs like our biennial national juried exhibition, Shades of Pastel, as well as other pastel exhibitions throughout the state of Maryland, northern Virginia, and Washington DC., demonstrations and lectures by local and nationally acclaimed pastel artists, and workshops by nationally acclaimed instructors.

Become a Corporate Member: Contact Us
Or print and mail the Patron and Corporate Sponor Application Form.