FPO 2021 – Best in Show: Maryann Mullett, “Not Everything is Black and White”


Sept. 12, 2021 – Oct. 5, 2021


Creative Arts Center, Chatham, MA

The “Signature Strokes” in Pastel Exhibit features the work of the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod’s Signature Members, and celebrates the diversity of our pastel artists and their individual marks on the pastel world.

Our Signature Members are comprised of artists from all over the US, predominately the northeast, who have achieved a juried level of mastery as pastelists.

These artists are recognized for their national and regional creative vision in the art of pastel painting, bridging traditional pastel techniques with contemporary exploration.


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Linda Armstrong, On the Delaware

Shuk Susan Lee, By Candle Light

Dave Kaphammer, Front Door

Maureen Spinale, August Heat

All Day. All Pastels. All Fun.

The Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod is excited to announce it has joined with the Central Mass Pastel Society and other New England societies to co-host this year’s PastelFest. Last year’s event was educational and lots of fun, and this year promises to be even better!

• BE INSPIRED by beautiful artwork and connect with the artists
• LEARN about the business side of the art world
• ENHANCE YOUR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT through two sessions: “Your Art Path” and “The Art of Teaching”

Members that purchase passes will receive follow-up emails with details including the itinerary for the day, pop-up show information, a map of the trails at Saima Park, and food options.

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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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