FPO 2023 – Best in Show: Sarah Miquelle, “Phragmites”


Open through July 20 at the
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: Kate Bergquist

Juror of Awards: Cindy Crimmin

Important Dates

June 25: Show opens to the public

July 13: Reception and Awards Presentation 6-8pm

July 20: Show closes.

July 21– Demo 1-3 pm. Pick up work 1-3 pm

July 22 – Return artwork shipped out

2024 Stone Scholarship


Each year, the PPSCC Stone Scholarship provides funds for up to three qualified PPSCC members to study with an award-winning pastel instructor in a hands-on workshop environment (which may be virtual). The program is available to all paid PPSCC members.

The fund enables the three recipients to participate in one of the following:

  • Winter One-Day Workshop (WOW) – 2 funded seats
  • One 2-day Masters Workshop – 1 funded seat

The selection committee will review and select recipients based on potential and interest in participating in a PPSCC workshop. Recipients will be announced during the summer For Pastels Only Awards Ceremony in July.

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.