Pastel Artists of Hawaii (PAH) is an educational, publicly/member
supported, non-profit organization, established in 2001 to
primarily promote awareness of soft pastel as a serious art
medium, and secondarily, to develop and maintain a national
society standing. To reach these goals, we sponsor an annual
open-juried exhibition each year, in which an invited, experienced
artist juries, presents awards and teaches an educational
a well-known local pastel/watercolor artist, Helen C. Iaea
had longed for a society that was dedicated to the above
principles. Encouraged and supported by many of her students,
she completed the difficult work of organizing the society
in 2001, and thus became it’s first president. Now
a director of PAH, Helen is an also an associate member of
the Pastel Society of America.
PAH periodically sponsors seminars and local workshops, such
as those given by Pastel Society of America members Maggie Price, Richard
McKinley, Desmond O’Hagan, Jason Chang, Colette
Odya Smith, Sally
Ludwig and Mark Norseth, a Hawaii resident. All this requires
funding and in this regard, we encourage membership and accept
annual juried exhibition is open to all, members and non-members
alike, with only a small fee-based difference. Awards are
given for the best works not only to reward, but also to
encourage artists to do their best.
Become a member of PAH! As a member, you will
receive a subscription to the “Pastel
Paper” newsletter, a listing in and access to
the PAH directory of members, and an opportunity to interact with other artists. Membership
also includes full access to PAH’s online
site, pastelartistsofhawaii.org, which includes a Members Only Section, links to
pastel shows, workshops, demos, classes, other pastel organization
sites, PAH member sites, a member gallery page for your
own paintings and a personal email address.
a member, you will be encouraged to participate by volunteering
to enter and help in any of PAH’s events and/or positions.
Your active participation should help in furthering your
career in the arts.
the membership form.
For more information, contact PAH.