Exhibitions

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. Juror of Selection, Jeri Greenberg, PSA, IAPS-MC, chose from a record number of submissions from around the world to select the pastels for the show.
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“Though this year we cannot all meet in Yarmouth for the big night,” said Greenburg, “I applaud every artist “hanging” online this year. Each accepted painting was judged on its merit, its skill level and most importantly, the joy it brought me when I looked at it.”

Juror of Selection, Jeri Greenberg

How to Purchase

All 100 pastels in the show are available for purchase. If you see a painting you like, click here to email us, and we will put you in direct contact with the artist. Please include the name of the artist and the best way to contact you (phone, email or text).

PPSCC will donate 40% of all sale proceeds from the online show to charities associated with the coronavirus response.

Over $6,000 in cash and merchandise awarded to 31 artists at first-ever Zoom reception.

Hundreds of art collectors, Cape Cod residents, and visitors look forward each year to the opening reception and exhibit which is traditionally held at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod in Yarmouth, Mass. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the show was moved online for the first time. Juror of Awards, Tara Will, IAPS M-C, selected this year’s award winners who were recognized during the Zoom opening reception by co-chairs Janet Schwartz and Tamara Amoroso.

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“The response from artists has been overwhelming and reassures us that in desperate times, art, community, and support are more important than ever. We were excited to hold our reception virtually, to honor the prize winners and all participating artists, to hear from our judges, and to celebrate together.”

PPSCC President, Dave Kaphammer

Read the judge’s comments for all of the Award winners here.

“This show is an impressive array of work that beautifully showcases the many ways for pastel to be applied. The variety of subject, style, and personal expression made the jury process very difficult.”

Juror of Awards, Tara Will

THIS YEARS JURORS

JUROR OF SELECTION

Jeri Greenberg

Jeri has achieved IAPS Master Circles status, is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod among many other art societies. Learn more about her and see her work.

“…And as an artist that has received both acceptance and rejection letters over the years, please know I put my heart and soul into this task…each accepted painting was judged on its merit, its skill level and most importantly, the joy it brought me when I looked at it..”

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JUROR OF AWARDS

Tara Will

Tara has achieved IAPS Master Circle status, is a Signature Member of the Maryland Pastel Society as well as many other organizations. More on Tara at her website.

“…we all have the opportunity to share sight through the lens of the artist…This show was an impressive array of work that beautifully showcased the variety of ways for pastel to be applied. The variety of subject, style, and personal expression made the jury process very difficult….”

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Note: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have cancelled all in-person activities surrounding this year’s “For Pastels Only” exhibit.

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

Next on the Calendar:

PPSCC Signature Members Show

More information coming soon

Members Open Online Exhibition

Nov. 2020
More information coming soon