,The Texas Pastel Society (TPS) was founded in January 2008 by Mary Campos Lopez, Laura Tobin Cardenas, Cindy Morawski, Geri Martino, Maria Teresa Everett, Teresa Villanueva and Irena Taylor, in San Antonio, Texas.
The mission of this society is to raise awareness of beautiful pastel art in the South Texas community, and to provide a support group for area pastelists.
Artists are able to build their skills through meetings, demos, paint-outs, museum and gallery tours, and local, regional, and national exhibitions.
TPS is a member of the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS)
Barbara Gadsby- President
Barbara Larcom - Vice President
Joan Kearl - Acting Treasurer
Tammy Doherty - Secretary
Nana Carrillo - Membership
Tom Ellis - Communications
Richard Arredondo - Annual Show
Irena Taylor - Exhibitions
Barbara Larcom - Programs