Thank you for your interest in the Sierra Pastel Society. Membership is offered at three levels:
(1) The Associate level, $25 per year, is open to all artists who work in soft pastel.
(2) The Signature level, $35 per year, is attained by Associate members automatically when accepted in three consecutive Pastels On High juried exhibitions, or through an annual juried review process. We request renewal dues by January 31st but you are able to join throughout the year.
(3) Affiliate Membership, $20 per year, is open to non-artists who want to support the soft pastel medium.

Payment for renewal, new membership and workshop fees are made through Paypal. You do not need a Paypal account as all major credit cards are accepted.

Richard McKinley’s July 21, 22, 2018 Workshop registration is $325 for members; $375 for non-members. Cancellation refunds are no longer available: expired May 31, 2018 (and PayPal charges may be applied). For WAITING LIST: Please send an email inquiry (include your name and contact phone number) to: sierrapastelsociety@gmail.com

Please choose a membership option below and then fill out the online form that follows. Once this information is received, you will be mailed your welcome letter and receipt.

2017 Signature-Status Review deadline has passed. We will soon be announcing the closng date for applications 2018.

We hope you enjoy being a member of the Sierra Pastel Society and we look forward to meeting you!

12th Biannual PASTELS ON HIGH: If you are shipping your artwork to the Sierra Pastel Society to receive/deliver and re-ship for POH, you may pay for EITHER one or two paintings with the selections below.

New Associate Member
New Associate Member
For new members to the Sierra Pastel Society...welcome!

Renewal Associate Member
Renewal Associate Member
For established members of the Sierra Pastel Society...let's have another great year!

Renewal Signature Member
Renewal Signature Member
For those members who have earned Signature status with Sierra Pastel Society...we are very proud to have you as members! Please note that Signature level status does not transfer between individual pastel societies.

Affiliate Membership (New/Renew)
Affiliate Membership (New/Renew)
Affiliate Membership is open to non-artists who want to support the soft pastel medium.

McKinley 2-Day Workshop July 21, 22, 2018
McKinley 2-Day Workshop July 21, 22, 2018
This two-day indoor workshop (18 students maximum) will focus on creative underpainting methods by utilizing various pastel and mixed media techniques. Beginning with Degas, underpainting has become an intrinsic part of the pastel painting process. This workshop will introduce some new creative techniques to those who are unfamiliar and help to hone the skills of those already seasoned underpainting artists. Emphasis will also be placed on how to take authority and orchestrate the visual elements of design to communicate artistic intent. Analogies are the conductor of the orchestra and director of a film. One has a score, the other a script, but both control the players to produce the final performance. Cancellation refunds available only until May 31, 2018. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ONLY PURCHASE ONE ITEM -- CHECK YOUR PAYPAL CART.

2018 Pastels On High Handling (1-painting)
2018 Pastels On High Handling (1-painting)

2018 Pastels On High Handling (2-paintings)
2018 Pastels On High Handling (2-paintings)