Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod


The Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod is pleased to offer aspiring artists who are graduating in 2017 or have graduated Cape Cod high schools in the past three years the opportunity to participate in the 2017 Scholarship Awards Program.

To learn more, go to our Scholarships page.


2 day workshop with Jacob Aguiar

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

"From Concept to Completion: Developing a Successful Landscape Painting from Studies and Photo Reference"

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

2017 "Winter Blah's" Workshops

Workshops are now open to Non-Members!

The Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod is excited to announce our new lineup of fresh one-day workshops to help chase away those winter blahs!

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

Announcing the 2017 Signature Members Exhibition!

PPSCC invites you to attend the opening reception of "For the Love of Color”  -- The Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod Signature Membership 2017 Exhibition at the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis on Thursday, March 23rd from 5:30 - 7:00 pm.  

For all the details, go to Special Events.

Announcing For Pastels Only on Cape Cod, 2017

Dates, deadlines and jurors have been announced for our prestigious National Exhibition on Cape Cod.  For all the information and a link to this year's Prospectus, go to Exhibitions.

PPSCC members are invited to enter  “The Art of the Pastel” National Show of the Pastel Society of Southeast Texas. Last day to enter is February 26, 2017. Please check for more details.

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.  


The Members Show of the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod was held October 2016 at the Falmouth Art Center in Falmouth MA.

Congratulations to this year's Award Winners!

Best in Show: I’m All Ears ~ Mona Dumoulin Cross

1st Place: Summer in the City ~ Mary Tennaro

 2nd Place: Debut ~ Diane Sawyer

3rd Place: Skaket Sunset ~ Janet Shwartz

Honorable Mention:  Fairies Abound ~ Maureen Spinale

Honorable Mention:  Reaching ~ Jory Mason

2016 PPSCC Scholarships Awarded

PPSCC is pleased to announce that four talented young artists have been honored in the 2016 Scholarship Awards Program: Grace Fernandes of Monomoy Regional High School, Gabrielle Gomez of Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School, Vanessa Liu of Falmouth High School and Kiana Suchecki, a 2013 graduate of Nauset who attends the Rhode Island School of Design. 

You can read more at Scholarships

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.