Open through July 20, 2024
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


Kate Bergquist, IAPS-MC, PSA

Kate describes her work as, an artist’s impression of nature, not a realistic depiction. She strives to create quiet paintings that interpret her immediate surroundings – marshes, abandoned fields and forgotten woods – in changing light and weather. Kate prefers to work with simple compositions, muted tonalities, and soft edged forms to suggest the inherent spiritual mysteries of nature. Her goal is to actively engage the viewer to pause long enough to complete the painting with their own memories and emotions.

Kate has received many awards in national and international shows. She has achieved the honor of being featured in Pastel Journal magazine and being accepted into the annual Pastel 100 competition.

LEARN MORE about Kate Bergquist


Cindy Crimmin, IAPS-MC, PSA

After a career as a Spanish teacher and school administrator, Cindy became a full-time pastel artist in 2015. Her impressionist style was heavily influenced by her time spent in Spain during college where she majored in Art History. For many years, her work was limited to portraits of children and figure drawing but has expanded to landscape, floral, and seascape painting. Most recently, she has been exploring simplification of a representational subject and recreating a sense of light using color and value.

Cindy has won numerous awards in national and international competitions. Her work has been featured in Pastel Journal as both a cover artist and first place winner in the Pastel100 competition.

Cindy will be the instructor for 2 Summer Master Workshop, “Coastal Marshes and their Secrets”, and “The Cape and its Gardens”.

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Thank You to Our 2024 Awards Sponsors

The Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod is grateful for the generous support of our sponsors and partners.

Thank you for joining us at the “2023 For Pastels Only on Cape Cod”

Watch the 2023 Awards Ceremony