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

Shore houses
by Jean Hirons

Night Lot 1
by Anne Heywood

Fresh Air and Sunshine, 8 x10, Barbara Courtney Jaenicke

Online Submissions Deadline Extended
to April 17 at midnight!

"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.


We encourage pastelists to submit to the show. This year we've gone online for our submissions and have prepared IMAGE PREPARATION GUIDELINES with step-by-step instructions in four standard photo applications to help you prepare your images at 300 dpi and the longest side of the image at 900 pixels. Click here for info.

Each year the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod sponsors its annual national juried pastel exhibition, "For Pastels Only on Cape Cod 2014," at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod on Old Main Street in South Yarmouth, MA. Since our founding in the mid 1990s, we have put a lot of stock into this annual exhibition which promises to include some of the best in pastel from artists across the country. This year's show, no doubt, will follow suit.

We encourage our members, our friends in other pastel societies, and aspiring pastelists throughout the world to submit up to three images online through to compete for a spot in this coveted show. The awards presented at our Opening Reception on June 21 include a $1,000 Best of Show, along with many cash and merchandise awards.

This year's jurors of selection are Barbara Courtney Jaenicke of Georgia and Stan Sperlak of New Jersey, both of whom are signature members of the Pastel Society of America. We are honored to have these two very talented artists evaluate the submissions. Barbara Courtnery Jaenicke, who will be on hand for the Awards Presentation, will serve as our FPO 2014 Judge of Awards and present a master workshop on Cape Cod during the opening week of FPO. 

Download the Prospectus here for information and regulations about the show and its guidelines.

For further information and to submit your images online please click   here.


PPSCC Opens 2014 Scholarship Program

Through its 2014 Scholarship Awards Program, PPSCC will offer aspiring artists in Cape Cod high schools the opportunity to apply for a grant to continue their studies in a visual arts related field.

To learn more about the Scholarship Program and to download an application, please click here. For more information, please contact PPPSCC Scholarship Coordinator Elinor Freedman at

Upcoming Winter/Spring Workshops

May 3, 2024 - Gigi Horr Leverant
"Color Dynamics with Pastels"

To register online and/or to read class descriptions,  click on our "Workshops" page.


Renew your Dues for 2014

As 2014 begins it's time to renew your membership for the current year. We're moving to online registration and payments for dues, workshops, and exhibitions in order to serve you better.

Please click on the appropriate link below and follow the prompts to  renew your PPSCC dues for 2014.

Pay Individual Member Dues $40

Pay Signature Member Dues $60


Members Show 2014

The Member Show 2014 will take place during the month of November 2014 at the Craine Room of the Snow Library, Orleans, MA.

We are pleased to announce that Joanne Talbot Quinn and Barbara Bemis Adams will co-chair this exhibition. More details to follow.



Can you help?

There are many opportunities to become more involved with PPSCC. The most direct way is to become a member of our board of directors. There are a few key openings now as some people are stepping down, and there will be more soon. We hope that some of you, our members, will step forward to assume the positions we need filled to keep us going. Remember, this is a volunteer run organization and we can't operate successfully without your help!

You can read more on our Volunteer page