The purpose of the Pastel Guild of Europe is to strengthen connections and friendships between pastel artists across Europe, to inform, enjoy and delight in the beautiful artist's medium of pastels, and to be a support and resource for artists and groups of artists.
You are warmly welcome to join the PGE. We use guild ranks for the different membership levels. Any person who is 18 years of age, and agrees to the above statement, is welcome to become an Apprentice member. This is an associate membership, not a full membership. The fee is 15€/year.This level is meant for beginners who are learning the medium and/or learning to paint, for supporters, or for those who want to try out membership in the Guild. The Journeyer (a gender neutralized form of journeyman) level is for the artist who aims to be professionally serious about their art and have attained certain skills with the medium. This is a juried membership. A Signature member is a highly skilled pastellist who has contributed to the PGE. This is also a juried membership. Journeyer and Signature members pay 30€/year.
We have a monthly members-only online competition, the Get Dusty (holiday periods excluded). The winner will feature on the frontpage of our website and on our FB page. The winner also gets his/her own forum thread. He/She receives a prize of pastels or pastel paper, a nice certificate and a winner article in our online magazine, the Pastel Scribbler.
Information about the subscription and the payment is here: The Subscription to a PGE - Membership
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