FPO 2022 – Best in Show: Maureen Spinale, “Bending in the Wind”

27th Annual National Juried Exhibition

“2023 For Pastels Only on Cape Cod”

June 27 to July 22
Cape Cod Cultural Center, South Yarmouth, MA

The Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod’s “For Pastels Only” (FPO) exhibit celebrates the pastel art form and features works by contemporary artists from across the country—and indeed the world. It provides pastel artists a distinguished opportunity to showcase and sell their work.
This prestigious show will once again be held at the Cape Cod Cultural Center in South Yarmouth and is open to the public.

Juror of Selection: Corey Pitkin

Juror of Awards: Christine Ivers

Show closing Demo Artist: Betsy Payne Cook


Important Dates

Opening date for submissions to be announced in spring.

April 1: Submission Opens

May 1: Entry deadline

May 18: Notification of acceptance

June 23: Shipped artwork due

June 25: Hand delivery of work to Cultural Center of Cape Cod Noon-3pm

June 27: Show opens to the public

July 8: Reception and Awards Presentation 6-8pm

July 22: Show closes.

July 23 – Demo 1-3 pm. Pick up work 1-4 pm

July 24 – Return artwork shipped out

Our Mission

To create a community of pastel artists, to set standards of excellence through education and to encourage and nurture artists in their professional growth. Further, we strive to educate the public and gallery owners of the permanence, versatility and value of the medium and to offer opportunities for our members to participate in juried shows and exhibitions devoted to pastels. We hope to establish pastel as a separate category in art exhibitions.


It’s easy to join! Members of all levels are welcome. New, experienced and professional pastel artists as well as interested supporters may join. If you’re interested in pastel painting, your PPSCC membership will allow you to meet fellow artists, share ideas, learn new things, and even exhibit your work.

  • Invitations to exhibitions and receptions

  • Invitations to affordable “Members Only” Workshops

  • Entry in our Annual Members Show

  • Member discounts on PPSCC courses and workshops

  • Eligibility to be juried into Signature Membership

  • E-newsletter, Pastelink and email event updates

  • Eligibility to link your website from the PPSCC website

  • Become a Signature Member and have your work on this website and in our Signature Member Exhibition, held every two years.