We’re celebrating Our 10th Year as the Pastel Society of Southern california! 

2009 - 2019

Enjoy the benefits of being a PSSC member, join today!

Membership Requirements

  • Membership is open to anyone working in pastel or interested in the medium.

  • Membership is $30 a year.

 Membership Benefits

  • Receive e-mail notices of meetings and events, as well as a newsletter of Society activities.

  • Attend meetings approximately 6 times per year, tentatively scheduled for the second Saturday of odd months.

  • Enter membership-only shows and exhibitions in accordance with Exhibition Prospectus.

  • Ability to show work on Society website.

  • Receive priority in signing up for PSSC sponsored workshops.


Board Member Job Descriptions and Responsibilities


 2013 PSSC Handbook of Job Descriptions (Word document)

2013 PSSC Handbook of Job Descriptions  (PDF format)

The Pastel Society of Southern California is a 501c3 tax exempt non-profit corporation in the state of California.

PSSC by-laws are available to read here.

PSSC Officers and Chairs for July 2019-June 2020

*President - Otto Stürcke
*Vice President - Kath Anderson
*Vice President Communications - Lynn Attig
*Treasurer - Barbara Krantz       Assistant - Marsha Burnett
*Recording Secretaries
-Catherine Cunningham   Assistant - Suzanne Kuuskmae Corresponding Secretary/ Sponsorships – Virginia Kamhi Vice President - Exhibitions
- Chris Stillians       Assistant - Mike Ishikawa Vice President - Workshops
- Mauryne Fennell Vice-President: Programs – Paula Brown Vice-President -Special Events
- Dori Dewberry Paint-Outs – Bernard Fallon Paint-Ins - Suzanne Kuuskmae      Critiques - Fran Nichols Live Model Paint-ins - Catherine Cunningham Membership - Marlene DeLugish New Member Navigators /Beginner Classes – Margaret Lindsey Ways and Means - Kathleen Weil
Publicity - Bernard Fallon Promotional Materials – David Wolfram Webmaster & Facebook Page - Lupe Backe Instagram Page – Zahra (Sophia) Pezeshk Online Newsletter – Patti Hefner, Lupe Backe Historian - Gayle Uyehara Hospitality – Margie Murray and Linda Leifer Technology – Chris Stillians Sunshine – Bob Barrett

*Denotes Corporate Director