I have several friends that are a part of this association. Martha Bator and Kay Ridge, just to name two! Kay Ridge has had an article in either "American Artist" or "Artist" -- sorry I can't remember which one just now. And, it came about because of her association and showing on the APOW site. They are a little expensive (this is what Kay told me). They jury people into the site -- which is a good thing. Martha Bator has had several articles about her paintings -- and I think -- it is also because she is part of this association (among others).
But, I visit it quite often to see what is new. I receive an e-mail from artshow.com telling me when there is new work. I like it.
All the people associated with this site -- that I know either personally or only through my friends -- seem to be wonderful people. Very dedicated to pastels and the arts.
Marsha Hamby Savage Art