26th Annual National Juried Exhibition

“2022 For Pastels Only on Cape Cod”

June 21 to July 17 at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod

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Reception and Awards Presentation
July 9 at 6 to 8pm

The reception is free and open to the public. Wine and cheese will be served.

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: Aline Ordman

Juror of Awards: Tara Will

Important Dates

Opening date for submissions to be announced in spring.

March 25: Submission Opens

May 6: Entry deadline

May 20: Notification of acceptance

June 17: Shipped artwork due

June 19: Hand delivery of work to Cultural Center of Cape Cod  Noon – 3pm

June 21: Show opens to the public

July 9: Reception and Awards Presentation  6 – 8pm

July 17: Show closes. Demo by Lisa Regopoulos  1 – 4pm


Aline Ordman, IAPS-MC, PSA-MP

Aline grew up outside New York City and received her early education at Cornell University and graduated in 1975 with a BFA. She subsequently moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and eventually attended The Academy of Art College (now University) in San Francisco receiving an additional BFA in illustration. Upon graduation, she taught figure drawing there for about 8 years before moving to New England.

Aline initially worked primarily in pastels and has received numerous awards in that medium. Her work has appeared in several publications and in 2018, Aline was the recipient of the Prix de Pastel at the IAPS annual juried show. Aline currently teaches workshops throughout the country and Europe.

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Tara Will, IAPS-MC

Tara studied Art and Philosophy at Mount Saint Mary’s University, earning her BA in 2006. She is currently a pastelist, working both in her home studio and en plein air. Her plein air work has sent her (and her work) around the world, exhibiting across the United States, China, the UK, and Canada. She likes working quickly and deliberately, using bold color and strong mark-making. She received masters circle status with the International Association of Pastel Societies in 2017. She currently resides in Maryland with her husband and four children, working in her studio.

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Tara will be the instructor for our Summer Master Workshop, “Pastels: Immediacy and Color Concept”.


Thank You to Our 2022 Awards Sponsors

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

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