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The Pencil Art Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the recognition of pencil media as fine art.

The Pencil Art Society is committed to contributing to the professional advancement of artists working primarily in pencil media and will do so by providing International pencil art exhibition opportunities, by promoting knowledge, skill and excellence in the use of pencil media, by creating both learning and teaching opportunities for pencil artists, by providing a means for pencil artists to connect and network together, by advocating for excellence in the quality of all pencil media and by working with like-minded organizations and individuals worldwide to advance our objectives.

As an organization that proudly holds itself accountable and responsible to its members, the Pencil Art Society pledges to conduct its business with members and non-members alike, in a professional, courteous, caring and transparent manner.



The Pencil Art Society considers the following to be fine art media and acceptable for use by artists in its exhibitions:

  • graphite pencil
  • coloured pencil (used dry and/or with solvent)
  • watersoluble pencils (used dry)
  • charcoal
  • conté

How we chose the official pencil media for PAS?



To best serve a global membership, the Pencil Art Society has been created to serve its members equally across Nations and as such, the PAS Executive is structured as a virtual team with current technology leveraged to facilitate voice communication (VOIP), desktop sharing, document sharing and decision making during annual general meetings. If and when necessary, video conferencing may also be employed. Any and all members in virtual attendance at AGMs will be considered to be in formal attendance. All meetings will be formally chaired to allow for the recognition of all members in attendance at all such meetings.

When possible, PAS will hold its Annual General Meeting to coincide with the timing of our International Open Juried Exhibition. All PAS members will receive email notice of our Annual General Meetings at least two weeks in advance of the meeting.