Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod



 Our popular Winter Blahs program will be starting up in February.  Details will be coing soon, so stay tuned for more info. 


The exhibit will be online October 1 - December 15.  To see the exhibit click here.


2 day workshop with

Sandra Burshell, PSA, IAPS Master Circle

The Pastel Society of Cape Cod is pleased to announce our upcoming Master Workshops in September, 2017:

"Atmospheric Roomscapes"

For more information on the workshops, go to our Master Classes page.


The awards for this year's "For Pastels Only on Cape Cod" were presented at the opening reception, Saturday, June 23.  For a complete list, go to Exhibitions.


We are pleased to announce that four talented young artists have been honored in the 2017 Scholarship Awards Program. Danae Lenda of Nauset Regional High School and Elizabeth Bressoud, Mathea Madsen, and Emily Wright of Falmouth High School will each receive a scholarship from PPSCC.  

To read about these artists, go to our Scholarships page.

Call For Entries for Renaissance in Pastel, 2017!

The Connecticut Pastel Society invites PPSCC members to enter their upcoming 24th National Juried Exhibition, Renaissance in Pastel 2017.   

The show runs October 4 - November 5 at Arts Center East, Vernon, CT. 
Artists reception and awards presentation will be held on Saturday, 
October 21st from 3:00 - 5:00pm.  Online entry begins June 1st.
Entry deadline is midnight, August 4th

Prospectus available at



Call for entries: "Shades of Pastel, 2017", Maryland 

The Maryland Pastel Society invites PPSCC members to enter their biennial juried exhibition, Shades of Pastel 2017, which is now open for submissions. The exhibition will be at Glenview Mansion in Rockville, Maryland, October 15 through November 17, 2017. Desmond O'Hagan will be the juror and judge. The deadline for entries is July 16, 2017. To view the prospectus and enter, please visit Or  go directly to the link for the Shades of Pastel 2017 prospectus

Congratulations to New PPSCC Signature Members!

The PPSCC Signature Committee is pleased to announce that Tom Bailey and Cindy Crimmins have received PPSCC Signature status following a review of portfolio submissions for the annual application process.  

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.