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Section 1 Name: The name of the organization is The Pastel Guild of Europe. It is a non-profit organization.

Section 2 Seat: The association is based in Vaasa, Finland. The activity field is all European countries.

Section 3 Purpose: The Pastel Guild of Europe, hereafter called PGE, is organized exclusively for a common purpose; to strengthen connections and friendships between 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. To educate the public in appreciation of art and encourage their participation in art, and especially in pastel techniques.


Section 1 Eligibility for membership: Application for membership shall be open primarily to residents in Europe who support the purpose statement in Article I, Section 3. Membership is granted after completion and receipt of a membership application and annual dues. The Board may grant a lifetime honorable membership to a member; this is a free membership.

Section 2 Annual fees: The annual fees are decided by the membership at the Annual General Meeting (AGM). Continued membership is contingent upon being up-to-date on membership fees.

Section 3 Rights of members: Each member has one vote and shall be entitled to use their vote in elections.

Section 4 Resignation and termination: Any member may resign by filing a written resignation with the board. Resignation shall not relieve a member of unpaid dues, or other charges previously accrued. Membership can be terminated by a majority vote of the Board. Membership is considered terminated when the yearly fee has remained unpaid for 3 months.