FPO 2019 – Best in Show: Laurinda O’Connor, “Signs of Spring”

For Pastels Only on Cape Cod” is Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod’s (PPSCC) premier juried show and sale, and features paintings by 100 internationally-recognized contemporary artists with a wide range of artistic styles and subjects, including coastal scenes, still life, and figurative work.
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Laurinda O’Connor wins Best of Show for “On a Fall Day.”

“The mark-making in this painting stopped me in my tracks. There is a great deal of variety in both direction as well as scale of the mark. For me, this provides so much interest and dynamic movement to the piece. This painting has motion, expression, an incredibly strong command of the medium, and moved me the second I saw it.”

Juror of Awards, Tara Will

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Watch the FPO Demo
by Jory Mason

Traditionally, PPSCC provides an onsite artist demonstration during the close of the FPO exhibit in July. But this year everything’s changed, and we decided that now is the time to share artist Jory Mason’s demo video, “Portrait of Covid-19.”

Watch this inspiring video portraying Jory’s reaction to the pandemic impacting all of our lives.

Portrait of Covid-19 by Jory Mason

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The Summer Master Workshop has been canceled. Registrants will receive a full refund. As an alternative, we are considering an online offering to be announced via email, social media, and this website.

At this time, we are still planning to run the fall workshop.

Quick Tip from the “Come and Play with PanPastels” Winter Blahs Workshop with Lisa Regopoulos

Master Workshops

“Learning to See in Color: An Observational Approach” with Tara Will, IAPS MC

Two 2-day workshops:
June 16-17, 2020 (Tues-Wed)
June 18-19, 2020 (Thur-Fri)

“Think Abstractly to Create Illustratively” With Aline Ordman PSA Master Pastelist, IAPS MC

Three day workshop:
October 10-12, 2020, Sat-Mon
(Columbus Day Weekend)

Winter Blahs Workshops

Upcoming 2021 Winter Blahs workshops to be announced in late Fall. “Learn More”

Member News

Making Lemonade Out Of Lemons

When all of her onsite art classes, workshops and private lessons vaporized with the Covid-19 outbreak, Janet Schwartz decided to make lemonade out of the lemons of isolation and social distancing.  She has embraced zoom […]

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