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

25th Annual National Juried Exhibit
July 20 thru August 14
Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, Mass.

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Awards Presentation and Opening Reception

July 24 at 6 – 8pm
(award presentation at 7pm)
In-person at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod

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

Jeanne Rosier Smith, Fast and Furious study

Eileen Casey, Hope

PPSCC Signature Members get your best work ready for the in-person “Signature Strokes in Pastel” Exhibit

September 13, 2021 – October 5, 2021 at the Creative Arts Center in Chatham.
Opening Reception & Awards: Sunday, September 12, 4:00 – 5:30pm.

We have waited a long time for this. (Thank you for your patience!) This show will feature one painting from every signature member who enters, free of charge (pandemic special)! Entries are open from June 1 – June 30. Please read the prospectus for all information needed and enter your best pieces so that one can be chosen for what promises to be a spectacular exhibit. We look forward to seeing you and your painting this September!

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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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Member News

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 […]

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 […]