FPO 2020 – Best in Show: Laurinda O’Connor, “On a Fall Day”

2021 Online Winter 1-Day Workshops


The Cure for the Winter Blahs

Who doesn’t suffer from a bit of malaise during the cold, dreary months of winter? Well, we have just the thing to bring you out of your frozen funk and get your creative juices flowing again.

January 23, 2021: “The Portrait Sketch” with Corey Pitkin (Full)

February 20, 2021: “The Wow Factor: Dynamic Design” with Karen Israel (Full)

March 27, 2021: “A One-Day Still Life Pastel Workshop: Painting Glass, Metals, Refections, and Shadows” with Jeri Greenberg (Full)

April 17, 2021: “Is Your Sky Blue?” with Jory Mason

And this year, you can take the workshops from the comfort of your own home. Each session will be held online via Zoom from 10 am to 4 pm.

Winter 1-Day Workshops

Missed the PPSCC Virtual Annual Meeting?

You can see a recording of the Awards Ceremony and the Demo by Jeri Greenberg.

View the 2020 Members Open Show

Finished Demo Painting by Jeri Greenberg

Our Mission

To create a community of pastel artists, to set standards of excellence through education and to encourage and nurture artists in their professional growth. Further, we strive to educate the public and gallery owners of the permanence, versatility and value of the medium and to offer opportunities for our members to participate in juried shows and exhibitions devoted to pastels. We hope to establish pastel as a separate category in art exhibitions.

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It’s easy to join! Members of all levels are welcome. New, experienced and professional pastel artists as well as interested supporters may join. If you’re interested in pastel painting, your PPSCC membership will allow you to meet fellow artists, share ideas, learn new things, and even exhibit your work.

  • Invitations to exhibitions and receptions

  • Invitations to affordable “Members Only” Workshops

  • Entry in our Annual Members Show

  • Member discounts on PPSCC courses and workshops

  • Eligibility to be juried into Signature Membership

  • E-newsletter, Pastelink and email event updates

  • Eligibility to link your website from the PPSCC website

  • Become a Signature Member and have your work on this website and in our Signature Member Exhibition, held every two years.


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