Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod

PPSCC Annual Meeting, November 9

All members are invited to attend the Pastel Painters of Cape Cod Annual Meeting to be held Saturday, November 9, 2019, noon - 2:00 pm at the Cape Cod Art Center in Barnstable. Awards for the Members Online Show will be presented at this meeting.  The Cape Cod Art Center is located on 6A in Barnstable Vilage.

Members Open Online Show 

Our annual Members Online Exhibition will take place November 8, 2019 to January 15, 2020.  For more information and the prospectus, go to Exhibitions.

PPSCC Scholarships, 2019

We are pleased to announce this year's recipients of the PPSCC Scholarhips.  For more informaiton, go to Scholarships.

Barbara Stone Memorial Award

PPSCC is very saddened to share that Barbara E. Stone of East Sandwich, MA passed away on September 30, 2018.

Barbara was a member of the Pastel Society of America and founding member of the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, serving as President for many years. She won many awards and honors for her art over the years, including the PPSCC Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013.

We are establishing an FPO award in her honor, starting with this year's FPO, and are looking for donations so that the award may continue in the years to come.  If you would like to donate toward the Barbara Stone Memorial Award, please click on the link below..


2019 "Winter Blahs" Workshops

Looking for a workshop this winter? Check out the workshops page for our 2019 Winter Blahs workshops.

2019 Master Workshops

Check out our Master Classes page for our 2019 Master Workshops with Nancy King Mertz and Deborah Quinn-Munson.

Nancie Mertz

Nancie King Mertz, pictured above and her pastel, Turning Over a New Leaf.

Nancie King Mertz is a Master Signature member of PSA, CPP and IAPS. She serves on the faculty of the Plein Air Convention and the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) and she is an instructor for the Pastel Society of America (PSA) in New York City. She has received numerous awards including an IAPS Prix de Pastel in 2018. She will be the Guest of Honor of Art Du Pastel En France with a show of her work in Giverny in May, 2020.

Visit Nancie's website here.

Deb Quinn-MunsonThe Day's Catch

Deborah Quinn-Munson, pictured above and her pastel, The Day's Catch.

Deborah Quinn-Munson earned master level designation in the International Association of Pastel Societies.  She is also a member of the Salmagundi Club, the Copley Society of Art, Oil Painters of America and is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America. After attending De Cordova Museum School, she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of New Hampshire, a Master of Arts and Liberal Studies at Wesleyan University, and attended Lyme Academy of Art.

Visit Deborah's website here.

Welcome PPSCC's new President, Dave Kaphammer

Dave Kaphammer takes over from former PPSCC President, Shelly Eager. Dave, along with Janet Schwartz, coordinated and ran our annual "For Pastels Only" exhibition in 2018.  Here's what he has to say:

"I am humbled and honored to serve as president of this organization. I was brought in to participate in the PPSCC by Shelly, who made a strong case for giving back to the group.  She also took steps to make it easier to contribute - using conferencing and online tools to allow those of us off-cape to participate, and documenting the work of each officer and position so new people will be able to get up to speed easily.  

"As for my vision of the upcoming year - I want us to be open to new ideas.  We don't always have to do things the same way we've always done them.  The online member show is a good example of doing new things.  I'm open to any new ideas - send me an email!

"There is some work to do, but it doesn't need to feel like work. From my experience with FPO, it can be fun, and collaborative, and a lot less work than you'd think.  I'd like to encourage everybody in the organization to consider pitching in and help out any way you can.  That only makes our group stronger and better, and at the same time connects us together as artists and friends.”


Check out the latest newsletter from IAPS

(International Association of Pastel Societies) here.

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!

Order now:

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.