Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod

FPO 2019 Awards

Best of Show: Laurinda O'Connor

Award of Excellence: Michele Poirier Mozzone

Award of Honor: Susan Ellis

Awards Presentation with Nancie Mertz and Dave Kaphammer

PPSCC Members Open Online Exhibition

This year's Members Open Online Exhibition will take place November 9, 2019 - January 15, 2020. All members are encouraged to enter their best work in this non-juried show to exhibit without the expense of framing, shipping and travel -- plus no commission is charged on sales. Not a member or your membership has lapsed? No problem - you can join here. 

This year's judge of awards is Kim Morin Weineck, Best of Show winner of the PPSCC 2018 Members Open Online Exhibition.

• $850 in awards

• $30 entry fee for up to three images per member

Exhibition is open to PPSCC members only. No size limit on artwork

Download the prospectus

Dates to remember:

Online Entry Opening  September 30, 2019                                             Online Entry Deadline  October 31, 2019                                                 Online Show Opens November 9, 2019

Awards will be presented at the PPSCC Annual Meeting, Saturday, November 9, 2019, noon - 2:00 pm, at the Cape Cod Art Center in Barnstable, MA. Online Show Closes  January 15, 2020

Start planning now for entering your best work starting September 30! 
Full prospectus and entry information is at

Michele Poirier Mozzone pastel demonstration

Sundays FPO pick up went very smoothly and to top it off, Michele Mozzone did a spectacular demo for a captivated audience!  Thank you Michele!  What a great way to end a very strong FPO show!  And thanks to Eileen Casey, Ann Vosikas, Maxene Raymond,  Dave Kaphammer and Suzanne Nelson!

"For Pastels Only on Cape Cod, 2019"

Our annual national exhibition will take place July 17 to August 11 this year.  This 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.  

This year's Jurors are Deborah Quinn-Munson as Juror of Selection, and Nancie King Mertz, Juror of Awards.

The Opening Reception and Awards Presentation wil take place on Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 6:00 - 9:00pm.

FPO Co-Chairs: Susan Ellis and Janet Schwartz

Note:  our July Master Class with Nancie King Mertz will take place during this year's FPO.  More information at Master Classes.


For Pastels Only 2019 Awards List

Best In Show: Laurinda O’Connor, “Signs of Spring” 
Award of Excellence: Michele Poirier Mozzone, “Opus”
Award of Honor: Susan Ellis, “Clam Digger”
Great American Art Works Award: Linda Armstrong, “Spectators”
Royal Talens Award: Kurt Weiser, “Portrait of ACER”
Barbara Stone Memorial Award: Susan Kerrigan, “Sea Cottage”
Providence Art Club Award: Diana De Santis, “Maria”
Ampersand Art Supply Award: Sheryll Reichelt, “Morning Mist”
Liz Haywood-Sullivan Award: Diane Reed Sawyer, “Mystic Meets Malden”
Terry Ludwig Pastels Award: Jeri Greenberg, “Blue Is The Colour of My Dreams”
Airfloat Award: Christine Ivers, ”From The Terrace”
Piedmont Pastel Society Award: Cindy Crimmin, “Quitting Time”
Connecticut Pastel Society Award: Eugene Shcherba, “Mommy’s Dress”
Dakota Art Pastels Award for Emerging Artist: Christine Bodnar, “A River Runs”
Joan A. Ledwith Memorial Award for Landscape: Betsy Payne Cook, “A Fragile Life”
Jack Richeson & Company Award: Janet Schwartz, “Light at the End of the Tunnel”
Pastel Society of North Carolina Award: Ted Fuka, “Backlit”
Pastel Society of America Award: Lois Castellana, “Sea of Blue”
Vermont Pastel Society Award: Dave Kaphammer, “Rust In Peace”
Pastel Society of Maine Award: Jeanne Tangney, “Shades of Green”
Pastel Society of New Hampshire Award:  Johanne McGinnis, “Tidal Trace 4”
Pastel Society of New Jersey: David Francis, “Truck’s Top”
Central Massachusetts Pastel Society: William Schneider, “On The Barbary Coast”
Chicago Pastel Painters: Terri Brooks, “Chuck”
Rosalie Nadeau Award for Plein Air Painting with Vibrant Color: Diana Rodgers, “View Through Outer Islands”
Pan Pastel Award: Barbara Archer-Baldwin, “The Demo: Just Started”
Blick Art Materials: Mike Kolasinski, “Upon Further Reflection”
Jack Richeson & Company Award: Denise Vitollo, “Coexistence” 
Diane Townsend and Pastel Journal Award: Jory Mason, “Brushes in Pastel”
UART and Pastel Journal Award: Paula David, “Bliss”

A link to the entire set of images from the 2019 show coming soon!

To see the full set of images from 2018 click here.