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The Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod awards scholarships to four aspiring artists

The Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod (PPSCC) is pleased to announce that four talented aspiring artists have been honored in the 2021 Scholarship Awards Program. Sophia Kasparian of Falmouth High School, Eloise Mills of Falmouth High School, Tyla Packish an alumna of Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School currently studying at the Savannah College of Art and Design, and Ally Whaples of Sandwich High School, will each receive a scholarship of $500 in the form of a gift certificate for the purchase of art supplies and a set of artist grade pastels. An awards presentation and pop-up exhibit co-sponsored by the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod and the Cape and Islands Art Educators Association at the Cape Cod Museum of Art was held on May 21 with award winning photographer Julia Cumes delivering an inspirational talk.

All recipients of this award plan to study a visual arts related field at the postsecondary level. Applicants submitted five examples of artwork, a statement of art background, experience and future aspirations to pursue visual arts, and a recommendation from their schools. To learn more about them visit the PPSCC Scholarship Page  and rollover their photo.

Rita Kirkman wins Best of Show

Rita Kirkman has won Best of Show at the Austin Pastel Society Juried Member Exhibit, with her latest large figurative piece “Cousins” 32×32. The show is online at online and in person at the Austin Fine Art Gallery, Austin TX, Feb 8 – Mar 31, 2021. You can vote for People’s Choice online! Detail views of Rita’s painting are viewable here

Lorraine Trenholm wins 2nd Place Award

Lorraine Trenholm’s pastel “Chamisa Canyon” 8 X 10” was awarded 2nd place in the Pastel Society of Colorado 2021 Online Show: That’s Amore.

Lorraine’s thanks to the juror and judge of awards, Alain Picard. Click on this link:  and then “online show” to see all of the paintings.

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Jeri Greenberg

Jeri continues to teach weekly classes via Zoom with a waiting list of eager students; and has taught workshops for the Pine Shore Art Association and the Adirondack Art Association in Feb and March, with more to come each month., including a sold out one day workshop for PPSCC!

Jeri is jurying 2 upcoming shows, both prospectuses to drop soon! Jeri has been awarded 2 Honorable mentions in Portrait Exhibits for the Grey Cube and Light Space & Time Galleries. An Award of Excellence and acceptances to the Degas Society Biennial as well as the Salmagundi Club Figurative Exhibit, and online shows with the PSWC and the Left Coast Pastel Society. Jeri recently had two more pieces accepted to the Wilmington Art Association annual show and fundraiser.

Jeff Fioravanti

Jeff Fioravanti had two pastel paintings, “To Touch your Shore” and “Orange Knew Black (Before TV)” juried into the Newburyport Art Association Winter Juried Exhibition II.

News from Donna Rossetti-Bailey

Donna Rossetti-Bailey of Marshfield has had several soft pastels juried into exhibits this season. Her biggest honor came with her painting “Autumn Magic”being selected for the The Pastel 100 sponsored by Pastel Journal magazine! 100 paintings were selected from almost 2000 entries and are featured in the Spring 2021 Pastel Journal. “Summer Breeze” was accepted into the 2021 Duxbury Art Association Winter Juried Show, being held at the Ellison Center of the Arts in Duxbury MA, February 13-May 16, 2021. “Early Snow” and “January Song” will be part of the North River Arts Society 2021 Members Show. This will be a digital online exhibit March 5- March 31 at . Donna’s two pastels “Flower Frenzy” and “Evening Song” have been juried into the Cape Cod Art Center’s Artist’s Vision Exhibit, February 15- March 22, 2021. “Diptych- Looking Upstream” and “Autumn Glow” will be on exhibit in the South Shore Art Center 2021 Faculty Show, February 15-April 1, 2021 at South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA .

Shuk Susan Lee’s Recent Accolades

Susan’s “Boston City Lights” won “Honorable Mention” at the Boldbrush contest in the Semi-Pro category.

Her portrait won the “Great American Pastel Artwork” award in the 18th Biennial National Juried show of the Degas Pastel Society. She was invited to join as a Signature Member.

Her figure painting won the “Judge’s Exceptional Merit Award” in the “Pastels in Paradise” International Juried Online Show.

Lastly, she earned Signature status with the Pastel Society of NH.

Works by Roy Perkinson on View at Two Galleries

One of Roy Perkinson’s pastels, “River Bridge,” will be on view in April in the “Works on Paper” show at the Richard Boyd Art Gallery on Peaks Island, Maine. It depicts a bridge on the York River in Maine, and relates to another of his pastels from the same area. It also relates to a larger version (in oil) that is currently on view in a juried exhibition at the Fountain Street Gallery in the SoWa Arts District in Boston. Perkinson did a brief video that includes images of the two pastels and describes the evolution of the oil painting. The video is available on YouTube.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Pastel Society of America

49th Annual Exhibition
Entry deadline June 14, 2021


Entries open February 22, 2021
Entry Deadline: 4/10/21