Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod

FPO 2016 Awards

Edith Cohenno Bryant, “Silver Oaks One

Jeanne Tangney,

Rosalie Nadeau,

"For Pastels Only on Cape Cod" 2018

This annual event draws collectors and visitors to the Cultural Center of Cape Cod in South Yarmouth for the Opening Reception and throughout the 3 week exhibition from June 20 to July 15, 2018.  The opening reception and awards takes place on Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 6:00 - 9:00pm and t

In 2017, one out of every 10 paintings sold and over 300 guests attended the opening reception.

Juror of Selections, Karen Israel PSA-MP, IAPS/MC; Juror of Awards, Margaret Dyer PSA-MP, IAPS/MC.



Call for Artists -- International Exhibition of Works on Paper

The Philadelphia Water Color Society has issued a call to artists for it's 118th Anniversary International Exhibition of Works on Paper to be held October 14 - November 24, 2018 at the Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA. Juror of Selection: Alan Wylie, Judge of Awards: Alvaro Castagnet. Workshop Alvaro Castagnet. More than $8000 in awards, including $1500 Best in Show. Media to include watercolor, acrylic, pastel, gouache, pen & ink, graphite, colored pencil and hand pulled prints. Online entry. Prospectus, submission information and workshop info at

Inaugural PPSCC Members

ONLINE Exhibition

October 1 -  December 15, 2017

You can see our first online members show here. 

Awards were presented at the PPSCC Annual Meeting on October 14, 2017.

2017 Award Winners:

Best of Show: “Where Fur Belongs”, Tamara Oppel

An exceptional piece, masterfully handled with sensitivity & confidence. Wonderful use of space & brought to life by its exquisite textures.

First Place: “Berries in Glass”,Jeri Greenberg

Gorgeous use of light & shadow...reminiscent of the old masters.

Second Place: “Clammer’s Bag & Bucket”, Susan Ellis

The strong composition & delicate handling of the light made this piece a stand out.

Third Place: “Red Light Green Light”, Janet Schwartz

The distortion of the scene through the rain covered windshield adds a wonderful energy to the piece.

Honorable Mention: “Morning Glory”, Karole Nicholson

The quiet beauty of this piece is strengthened by the subtle cools in the distance & by the rich warm tones of the focal point.

Honorable Mention: “Seaside Pine”, Eileen Casey

Strong design elements enhanced by the bold use of compliments.

"For Pastels Only on Cape Cod, 2017"

The exhibition was held June 20 to July 16, 2017 at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main Street in South Yarmouth , MA. 

Check out this discussion of this year's "For Pastels Only" on local cable television here.

For Pastels Only 2017 Awards List

Best In Show: Lana Ballot - Until Tomorrow

Award of Excellence: Maureen Spinale - Joy Peace and Hope

Award of Honor: Rosalie Nadeau - Profusion

Great American Art Works Award: Terri Brooks - The Big Tube

Joan A. Ledwith Memorial Award for Landscape: Tom Bailey - Back Pond

Ampersand Art Supply Award: William Schneider - Jillian

Liz Haywood-Sullivan Juror's Award: Michele Poirier Mozzone - Alliance II

Terry Ludwig Pastels Award: Rita Kirkman - Golden

Terry Ludwig Pastels Award: Christine Ivers - All in a Row

Airfloat Award: Laurinda O'Connor - Last Light

Piedmont Pastel Society Award: Mary Jean Davis - A Stitch in Time

Connecticut Pastel Society, Inc. Award: Jean Rosier Smith - Backyard Beauty

Dakota Art Pastels Award: Cindy Crimmin - Grateful for Small Favors

Pastel Society of North Carolina Award: Maxine Raymond - The Scrabble Corner

Pastel Society of America Award: Sandra Marucci Weisenhoff - Garden Peonies

Vermont Pastel Society Award: Betsy Payne Cook - Dancing in the Shallows

Pastel Painters Society of Maine Award: Susan Hollis - Sun Tipped

Pastel Society of New Hampshire Award: Kate Berquist - Standing Together

Rosalie Nadeau Award for Excellent Use of Color as Light: Edward Kennedy - Cedars in Shadow

Diane Townsend Award: Jane Penfield - Chicago Bridges

Royal Talens Award: Barbara Bemis Adams - Bee Keepers

UART Award: Joyce Kahn - Everyman

Pastel Journal Award: Edith Cohenno Bryant - Chama

Pastel Journal Award: Sandra Kavanaugh - Crashing