The Pastel Guild of Europe was founded in May 2009 when pastel artists from all over Europe perceived a need for a supportive organization, as pastellists are still rather few and scattered over many countries. Together we can educate artists and the general public, promote, and enjoy the versatile and permanent pastel medium, thus taking an active part in bringing the renaissance of pastel painting to Europe.

Being a young society covering many countries, our activities are internet based, and we will grow to have the capacity of arranging exhibitions and workshops where members meet in person. At the present, we offer a monthly online challenge, Get Dusty, special challenges, and the monthly newsletter The Pastel Scribbler, and will arrange an online juried exhibition as soon as we have enough members who will work towards organising it.