Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod

In Memoriam, Barbara E. Stone

The PPSCC is very saddened to share that Barbara E. Stone of East Sandwich, MA passed away on September 30, 2018.

Barbara was a member of the Pastel Society of America and founding member of the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, serving as President for many years. She won many awards and honors for her art over the years, including the PPSCC Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013.

PPSCC Scholarships for 2019

PPSCC is pleased to offer aspiring artists who are graduating in 2019 or have graduated Cape Cod or Island high schools in the past three years the opportunity to participate in the 2019 Scholarship Awards Program. Deadline is April 28, 2019.

For more information and an application go to Scholarships.

2019 "Winter Blahs" Workshops

Looking for a workshop this winter? Check out the workshops page for our 2019 Winter Blahs workshops.

2019 Master Workshops

Check out our Master Classes page for our 2019 Master Workshops with Nancy King Mertz and Deborah Quinn-Munson.

Nancie Mertz

Nancie King Mertz, pictured above and her pastel, Turning Over a New Leaf.

Deb Quinn-MunsonThe Day's Catch

Deborah Quinn-Munson, pictured above and her pastel, The Day's Catch.

Submissions open for "For Pastels Only", 2019

For Pastels Only on Cape Cod, 2019 will take place July 17 to August 11 at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod in South Yarmouth.  For all details and how to submit your entries, go to Exhibitions.

Welcome PPSCC's new President, Dave Kaphammer

Dave Kaphammer takes over from former PPSCC President, Shelly Eager. Dave, along with Janet Schwartz, coordinated and ran our annual "For Pastels Only" exhibition in 2018.  Here's what he has to say:

"I am humbled and honored to serve as president of this organization. I was brought in to participate in the PPSCC by Shelly, who made a strong case for giving back to the group.  She also took steps to make it easier to contribute - using conferencing and online tools to allow those of us off-cape to participate, and documenting the work of each officer and position so new people will be able to get up to speed easily.  

"As for my vision of the upcoming year - I want us to be open to new ideas.  We don't always have to do things the same way we've always done them.  The online member show is a good example of doing new things.  I'm open to any new ideas - send me an email!

"There is some work to do, but it doesn't need to feel like work. From my experience with FPO, it can be fun, and collaborative, and a lot less work than you'd think.  I'd like to encourage everybody in the organization to consider pitching in and help out any way you can.  That only makes our group stronger and better, and at the same time connects us together as artists and friends.”


Check out the latest newsletter from IAPS

(International Association of Pastel Societies) here.

MEMBERS: Do you have some news to share? 

We'd love to include it on our Member News page.  For more information, see Member News.


Wear your pride with this comfortable Navy Baseball Cap embroidered with beautiful sea green colors of our new PPSCC Logo. A great cap for Plein Air painting or a perfect gift for a friend.

One size fits all with adjustable back. $20 with $5 shipping. Order here online and show your pride!

Order now:

PPSCC Baseball Cap

Our Apron also features our beautiful logo. Apron is $25, plus $5 shipping.

To order:


Beth Laidlaw, Ellie Freedman, Maxene Raymond

Our New Logo

PPSCC is 20!!! And, we are just delighted with our new logo.  PPSCC has members from 30 states, and many from all over the commonwealth of Massachusetts and surrounding New England states.. The society was founded on Cape Cod, and it is home base for our board, thats why we felt it was important to stick with our roots and incorporate the shape of Cape Cod into our new logo.

Click here to see our ad with our new logo for the IAPS Convention Catalogue and here to see our new FPO ad that appeared in the June 2015 issue of Cape Cod Magazine.

Volunteer Opportunities

There are many ways you can become more involved with PPSCC and meet some of our 250 members! You can volunteer to help with our Annual shows: our national For Pastels Only and our Member Show, or work on a specific project.

Whether you have a few hours to donate for a specific task or would like to be a part of our Board of Directors, we would love to hear from you! We are currently looking for someone who would like to become involved with PPSCC Marketing and Public Relations. 

You can read more on our Volunteer page.