The Adirondack Pastel Society was established in 2008 and is open to any artist working in the medium of soft pastel and to any person or organization wishing to promote participation in the medium.  APS provides exhibiting opportunities for pastel artists and works to educate and encourage students and professionals in the medium through workshops, demonstrations and interaction among its members.  APS is a member of the International Association of Pastel Societies.

Membership dues are $25 – $30 per annum. Please click on “Application” for more details.

The Adirondack Pastel Society (APS) centers its shows around the Glens Falls, NY area, and exhibits in the Shirt Factory Gallery, the Crandall Library, and in many other locations in the area. See our “Events” page for more information.

Board and Committee Members, 2024

Board: Lise Fuller, Beverly Saunders, Dave Francis, Ronnie Benware, Diane Leifheit, Joanne Quinlivan, Mark Grasso, Matt Kestner, Catherine LaPointe Vollmer


National Show: Dave Francis, Corey Pitkin, Ronnie Benware (Awards), Mark Grasso
Wiawaka Plein Air Day: Lise Fuller, Scot Tyler
Community Day at the Hyde: Janine Gibson, Matt Kestner
Annual Membership Show at Crandall Library: Lise Fuller, Joann Quinlivan, Bev Saunders
Exhibit Venue Committee: Joann Quinlivan
Group Drawing Committee: Mark Grasso
Workshop Committee: Corey Pitkin, Matt Kestner
Marketing Committee: Bev Saunders, Catherine LaPointe Vollmer (website)

Signature Status

APS welcomes applications for Signature Membership from artists who have been members of APS for a minimum of 9 months by the time of the application deadline. Benefits of Signature Membership include:

  • A gallery page on the APS website highlighting up to 10 images, artist statement, biography and links to chosen online sites.
  • Participation in an in-person Signature Membership Exhibition every two years at no additional cost.
  • Ability to use “APS” in the artist’s signature.

Corey Pitkin Portrait Workshop 2016

Members Meeting/Share Your Art & Critique

Where: The Shirt Factory Gallery, 71 Lawrence St. Glens Falls, NY

When: Wednesdays @ 5pm unless otherwise noted: Please note that due to COVID 19 we are not gathering for meetings of any sort. Please watch for emails from the society for updates from the board of the APS with regard to events. The events page will be updated as necessary.

Members are welcome to bring one to two pieces of art for a fun and informative critique session taking place after a short business meeting.

All members are welcome!

Alain Picard Workshop 2018

Takeyce Walters Plein Air Demo at Wiawaka House 2018
Come and join us—relaxing after a workshop!