Frederick Gallery: October 2018

Guest Artists Exhibit featuring the Mid Atlantic Pastel Society

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The MidAtlantic Pastel Society (MAPS) is dedicated to the promotion and greater understanding of pastels as a fine art medium.  Open to adults from beginning student to professional, the society provides its members with fellowship, support and growth through bimonthly programs, by offering workshops, critiques and other educational training, and with opportunities to exhibit.  Our guiding principles of governance are to operate in a transparent, open manner, seeking ongoing discussion and input from our members.

Founded in mid-2015, MAPS has rapidly grown to include members across multiple states in the mid-Atlantic region and the membership includes award winning and nationally recognized pastel artists.  MAPS is a member of the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS), a non-profit organization “uniting in the common cause to demonstrate the validity and quality of pastel fine art.”  IAPS has over 70 member pastel societies worldwide, including the United States, Canada, Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia and China.