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The Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod awards scholarships for 2020 to four aspiring artists

The Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod (PPSCC) is pleased to announce that four talented young artists have been honored in the 2020 Scholarship Awards Program. Laura Brown of Monomoy Regional High School, Finora Reilly of Dennis-Yarmouth High School, Rowan Rountree-Hanscom of Sandwich High School, and Emily Williams of Sturgis Public Charter School, and 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. Due to current health and safety guidelines, an awards presentation and pop-up exhibit  co-sponsored by the Cape and Islands Art Educators Association at the Cape Cod Museum of Art has been cancelled.

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

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 as her platform and transformed her home art studio into a production studio for her classes.  With the purchase of some additional lighting and supports to elevate her ipad and iphone, she is off and running.  For more information about her online art classes and workshops, click here.

Copley hosts Pastel Show for the First Time

This year, for the first time ever, the Copley Society of Art has sponsored the Regional Pastel Show, which several PPSCC members were juried into. The idea for the show was initiated by Jeanne Rosier Smith, and she is the juror of awards, along with Kelly Milukas and Liz Haywood-Sullivan, all PPSC members.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Pastel Society of America

Enduring Brilliance online show
Submission deadline June 13, opens Sept 8

Central Mass Pastel Society

Marks of Distinction online show
Submission deadline June 30, show runs July 19 – August 31, 2020

Pastel Society of Maine

Pastels Only online show
Submission deadline July 10, show runs September 1 – 26, 2020

Connecticut Pastel Society

Renaissance in Pastel
Submission deadline August 6, show runs: October 8 – November 6, 2020