Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod


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.


2 day workshop with Jacob Aguiar

The Pastel Society of Cape Cod is pleased to announce our upcoming Master Workshops in June, 2017:

"From Concept to Completion: Developing a Successful Landscape Painting from Studies and Photo Reference"

For more information on the workshops, go to our Master Classes page.

Call For Entries for Renaissance in Pastel, 2017!

The Connecticut Pastel Society invites PPSCC members to enter their upcoming 24th National Juried Exhibition, Renaissance in Pastel 2017.   

The show runs October 4 - November 5 at Arts Center East, Vernon, CT. 
Artists reception and awards presentation will be held on Saturday, 
October 21st from 3:00 - 5:00pm.  Online entry begins June 1st.
Entry deadline is midnight, August 4th

Prospectus available at

UART 2017 Onllne Show Now Open for Entries

UART would like to inform you that our 2017 Online Pastel Show is now open to pastel artists (dry pastels only), and will end on May 28, 2017 at 11:59 pm. 

Please see our website information at for requirements, fees, eligibility and prize details. All accepted pieces will be notified on June 16, 2017. All winners will be notified on June 27, 2017.

Call for entries: "Shades of Pastel, 2017",  Maryland 

The Maryland Pastel Society invites PPSCC members to enter their biennial juried exhibition, Shades of Pastel 2017, which is now open for submissions. The exhibition will be at Glenview Mansion in Rockville, Maryland, October 15 through November 17, 2017. Desmond O'Hagan will be the juror and judge. The deadline for entries is July 16, 2017. To view the prospectus and enter, please visit Or  go directly to the link for the Shades of Pastel 2017 prospectus

Announcing the 2017 Signature Members Exhibition!

PPSCC invites you to attend the opening reception of "For the Love of Color”  -- The Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod Signature Membership 2017 Exhibition at the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis.

For all the details, go to Special Events.

Announcing For Pastels Only on Cape Cod, 2017

Dates, deadlines and jurors have been announced for our prestigious National Exhibition on Cape Cod.  For all the information and a link to this year's Prospectus, go to Exhibitions.

PPSCC members are invited to enter  “The Art of the Pastel” National Show of the Pastel Society of Southeast Texas. Last day to enter is February 26, 2017. Please check for more details.

Congratulations to New PPSCC Signature Members!

The PPSCC Signature Committee is pleased to announce that Tom Bailey and Cindy Crimmins have received PPSCC Signature status following a review of portfolio submissions for the annual application process.  


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.