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The Oil Pastel Society


  New members will need to pay a small fee of $20 to have a gallery set up. Requests for Professional status will be considered with new members but Signature Status will be granted to members who have continued with the Society and worked to improve their artwork and who have continued to further oil pastels as a fine art medium. We no longer have renewal fees or annual dues.


The Society is a resource for oil pastelists with links to demonstrations, forums, art suppliers, and other informational sites. The forum at WetCanvas.com is a vital resource for all who want to gain more knowledge of the medium and interact with other artists who work with the medium. And the FaceBook group is a great way to show off recent work and get to know other "oilies"


The Oil Pastel Society was formed at a time when most artists were unaware of the archival properties of the medium. Thru years of expanding the knowledge and showing the incredible versatility of oil pastels, it has become an accepted medium in many shows across the country. A number of members have shown their works, won exceptional awards and been featured in art magazines. I hope you will join us in furthering oil pastels as a fine art medium!





Merry Fuhrer

We Invite You...


to become a part of this active international organization of artists seeking to further the advancement of oil pastels as a fine art medium.  Click the "How To Join" link to learn more about membership in the only online Oil Pastel Society!



 As A Member you'll find...


exciting news and information about upcoming shows, workshops, and any other events involving the oil pastel medium. The Oil Spiel is now featured as a blog hosted by Pat Isaac. Information from the membership will be posted. You can sign up by choosing the Oil Spiel link on this page. Read it online or subscribe for email delivery. If you're on Facebook, consider participating with the Oil Pastel group. A link is provided.



An Artist Gallery....


is a special feature available to all members. By clicking on the OPS Member Artist link, you will find our listing of artist members. To view each gallery, simply click on the name of an artist. We offer an Associate Membership for all who wish to showcase their oil pastels in the Society and a juried Professional and Signature Members.


After the initial membership fee, there are no renewal dues. Your gallery can be removed upon request at any time.


We are dedicated...


to creating a society that meets the needs of our members and we would like to hear from you! If you have questions or would like to offer suggestions, please email us at...


Membership @ oilpastelsociety.com






New Members


Merry Fuhrer


Martin Siepermann


Francie McGlynn


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