About Us

Formed in the summer of 2006, the Northern Indiana Pastel Society welcomes artists from Indiana, Michigan, and Illinois.

Our purpose is to stimulate interest in pastels as an art medium and to encourage and support members in their artistic and professional growth. Members seek to form alliances, share information and enjoy camaraderie.

Meetings are held in February, April, June, August and October. A holiday gathering is held in December.

Meetings include committee reports, old and new business and a program. The programs include guest speakers, slide shows and demonstrations. Members are encouraged to bring pastel paintings to display at meetings.

The group also hosts workshops and exhibits. An email newsletter is published before each meeting.

To join:
Please mail your name, address, phone number and email address along with dues of $25.00 to treasurer Sue Coultas, 519 Woodruff, Niles MI 49120.
Please make checks payable to NIPS or Northern Indiana Pastel Society.
Membership renewals are due in March of each year.
If any questions re membership or your status contact Sue at [email protected]


Catherine McCormick
[email protected]

Sue Coultas
[email protected]

Mary Meehan Firtl
[email protected]

IAPS liaison
Barbara Gentner Stephenson
[email protected]

Mailing address
Northern Indiana Pastel Society
229 Wildemere Drive, South Bend, IN 46615

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