Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod IncPastel Painters Society of Cape Cod Inc

Dune Back
by Edward Chesnovitch

November Clouds
by Lee McVey

Calm and Quiet, 12 x 12, Barbara Courtney Jaenicke

Autumn at the Shore, 15 x 18, Stan Sperlak

"For Pastels Only on Cape Cod 2014!"

Our national juried exhibition will be held June 18 to July 13 at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod in South Yarmouth.  

Submission to the show has now ended!

We are pleased to have two distinguished pastelists from the Pastel Society of America serve as our jurors of selection: Barbara Courtney Jaenicke and Stan Sperlak! Barbara will be on the Cape presenting our June master workshop, and will serve as Judge of Awards for FPO as well.

This year's FPO show's "drop off" will be on Sunday, June 15. The exhibition will open on June 18 and run through July 13 at the beautiful Cultural Center of Cape Cod in South Yarmouth, MA. The month long show will be on display throughout the four exhibition rooms, including the Grand Hall. All work must be for sale.

The Opening Reception will be held on Saturday evening, June 21 beginning at 5 pm and will include the Presentation of Awards, live entertainment, and light refreshments. The FPO Committee is busy working out final plans for adding an exciting new segment to the evening, perhaps a "paint around" wherein a group of pastelists will work simultaneously on several paintings, painting for a set amount of time on each, then rotating to the next one. The artist who began a particular painting will be the one who completes it, as well. With a hall full of such talented artists, such a new endeavor will be sure to educate and entertain the audience about painting in pastel!

Best of Show takes home $1,000, and around $5,000 in additional awards and prizes is expected, some cash and some merchandise.


Jurors' Bios

FPO Juror of Selection & Judge of Awards

• Signature Member of Pastel Society of America
• International Society of Pastel Societies, Masters Circle

Born in 1964 and raised in New Jersey, Barbara Courtney Jaenicke loved to draw and paint as a child and decided at an early age to pursue a career in art in one form or another. As an art major in college, Barbara took as many fine art courses as she could, while also taking painting classes outside of her college studies, but in order to have a steady income right after college, she geared her education toward the commercial side and spent a little over a decade of her early career in advertising as an art director, then later worked in marketing communications in the corporate world. In 2002, she was able to turn her focus to her fine art career.

Currently residing in Roswell, GA with her husband and son, Barbara paints landscapes and still life in pastel and oil. When creating her paintings, she rarely copies her subject matter exactly as it appears, but instead adapts the colors and composition into her own interpretation.

Barbara is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, a member of the IAPS Master Circle, a Member of Excellence in the Southeastern Pastel Society, and a member of Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society. She teaches weekly pastel classes locally in the metro Atlanta area and also teaches workshops throughout the US.

Signature Member, Pastel Society of America

Stan Sperlak, born in 1960, spent many years traveling the country as his parents were transferred by the military from Hawaii, Minnesota and New York to finally settle in Cape May, NJ in 1974. 

Sperlak attended The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and studied with various local artists focusing primarily on plein air landscape painting.

Sperlak's latest works focus primarily on the landscape of the Mid Atlantic. Shorelines, marshes, fields, skies, boats, fisherman and night scenes are often explored. His strongest influences are Robert Henri, George Inness, William Lathrop and NC Wyeth.

Stan is currently represented by SOMA Gallery in Cape May, NJ, William Ris Gallery in Stone Harbor, NJ, Main Line Art in Philadelphia PA, Hardcastle Gallery in Wilmington, DE, Main Street Gallery in Annapolis, MD, Laura Craig Galleries, Scranton PA and Bishop’s Stock Gallery in Snow Hill, Md.

Sperlak is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America, the Maryland Pastel Society and a member of the Pastel Society of Colorado. He is also a member of the Mid Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association, having served on the Board of Directors since 2005. He is a member and past President of The Cape May County Art League.