Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod

Announcing new PPSCC Vice President

PPSCC welcomes Jody Shyllberg as our new Vice President as of January 1 this year.  Our exiting Vice President, Rachel Avenia, served our organization with a great deal of dedication and was instrumental in updating our working process.  Because of the kind of energy that Rachel  gives to everything she is  involved in she felt  she had to resign her position  as Vice President  so that she could devote herself to her career and her family.   We want to thank her for everything she did for our organization.

This past year Jody stepped up to chair our first online member show and did a wonderful job of researching the process and handling its implementation.  We know that Jody will be a great asset to us and look forward to a rewarding collaboration with her.

"For Pastels Only on Cape Cod"
2018 Call for Entries Now Open

This prestigious annual national exhibit will be held June 20 - July 15, 2018 at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod in South Yarmouth.  Deadline for Entries is April 1, 2018.  

You can learn more on our Exhibitions page 


Congratulations to our new PPSCC Signature Members!  Judy Perry (, Susan Ellis (, Denise Vitollo ( Janet Schwartz ( have been accepted as juried signature members in 2017.


Our popular Winter Blahs program will be starting up in February.  Details can be found on the Workshop 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.

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!

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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.