The Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod is a non-profit corporation sustained by membership contributions, gifts and grants. Founded by Cape Cod pastel artist Sarah Fielding-Gunn and a handful of other local pastelists in 1995, the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod's goal was to establish viable exhibition venues for the medium while fostering the public education and appreciation of pastels.
In nearly two decades, PPSCC has grown to more than 250 members in 30 states and U.S. territories.
Our mission continues today: to create a community of pastel artists, to set standards of excellence through education and to encourage and nurture artists in their professional growth. Further, we strive to educate the public and gallery owners of the permanence, versatility and value of the medium and to offer opportunities for our members to participate in juried shows and exhibitions devoted to pastels. We hope to establish pastel as a separate category in art exhibitions.
Pastel artists of all levels are welcome and encouraged to become members. All members are encouraged to participate fully whether attending demonstrations and workshops or volunteering to help in any capacity.
PPSCC is a member of the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS).
You can read more about PPSCC in this article in Cape Cod View magazine. Download the article "Pastel Panache" here.