The Northwest Pastel Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting pastel as a fine art medium, started with membership consisting of a small nucleus of Seattle area artists. Membership is open to all, and the group now has members through the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The “2014 NPS Members’ Small Works Show” is a non-juried show featuring close to 70 original paintings by Oregon and Washington artists. The show will open with an artists’ reception on First Wednesday, November 5, from 5-8pm at the Elsinore Framing and Fine Art Gallery. A People’s Choice Award will be given at the close of the show.

Elsinore Framing and Fine Art Gallery 444 Ferry St. (503)581-4642 www.elsinoregallery.com