North America Pastel Artists Association was established by Master Patelist Jason Chang and his friends in 1997. NAPAA has been holding its annual exhibition since then. It also sponsored international competitions such as Taiwan Center First and Second Annual International Pastel Open Juried Exhibitions in New York in 2005 and 2006. Recently, NAPAA also sponsored an International Patel Artists Invitational Exhibition in Taipei, Taiwan at the National Taiwan Arts Education Center in 2007. It's a government organization and owns a museum that looks like an gallery. The Second annual exhibition will be held in May 2010. Pastel medium exhibitions sponsored by National Taiwan Arts Education will continue to take place every few years. This is the Taiwanese government's effort to promote Pastel medium in the art field for its citizens. NAPPA had also held additional exhibitions that were co-sponsored with other art organizations such as Pastel Society of America and Art du Pastel en France.
The NAPAA provides pastel classes in Flushing Queens New York City. Please check other information from the website.