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

Wills End
by Ann Marie Oliver-Nickerson

Marsh River Reflections
by Donna Rossetti-Bailey

Michele Mozzone

PPSCC Signature Members Exhibit, 2015

“Layer upon Layer", the 2015 Exhibition of the Signature Members of the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, will be held at Cotuit Center for the Arts from February 28 through March 29. 

With layers of pigment stroked across a surface, pastelists build color, beauty and depth. This show features the work of the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod's Signature Members, and celebrates that depth. From the lovely atmospheric layers of a landscape, to the folds of fine fabrics, to the textured, tactile layering of pigment on paper, "Layer Upon Layer" presents some of today's finest contemporary work in this beautiful and versatile medium.

Opening reception February 28, 5-7 pm, with Gallery Talk at 5 pm.

Visit for directions and hours.

For more information on becoming a Signature Member, go to the bottom of our Become a Member page.


"For Pastels Only on Cape Cod 2015!"

Our national juried exhibition will be held June 17 to July 12 at the beautiful Cultural Center of Cape Cod in South Yarmouth. The month long show will be on display throughout the four exhibition rooms, including the Grand Hall. 


We are pleased to have two distinguished pastelists serve as this year's jurors. Marla Baggetta will be our judge of selection and Tony Allain is our judge of awards.

Pastel by Tony Allain





Above:  work by Marla Baggetta, this year's Juror of Selection.

Right: work by Tony Allain, Juror of Awards. 


New this year: We have opened up submission guidelines to allow for up to 5 images from each artist.  

We anticipate at least $5,000 in cash awards and merchandise, as well as donations from other pastel societies. Additional awards and/or changes will be listed in the showprogram.

Submission deadline is April 15, 2015. Registration is now open.

Download the 2015 FPO Prospectus here and enter the exhibition here. 

Dates to remember
April 15 Submission deadline
May 7 Notification of acceptance
June 7 Shipped work due
June 14 Hand delivered work due at Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 12 noon – 4 pm
June 17 Show opens
June 20 Opening Reception & Awards, 6:00 pm
July 12 Show closes, special event at 1 pm;pick up work 3 - 4:30 pm
July 19 Return art shipping deadline



Best of Show: Dreamer 2 by
Michele Poirier-Mozzone
$1,000 and $125 Jack Richeson gift certificate

Award of Excellence:  Approaching by
Christine Bodnar

$600 and $125 Jack Richeson gift certificate

Award of Honor:  Elaina by
William Schneider
$300 and $75 Jack Richeson gift certificate

Great American Artworks Award:
Northern Surf by Kurt Weiser
Gift certificate for a 78 piece master class set of pastels $325

Canson Excellence in Art Award:
Frozen in Time by Jeff Ventola
Merchandise by Canson: $250 value

Terry Ludwig Pastels Award:
Budapest Reflections by Christine Ivers
Gift certificate: $225 value

Jack Ahlin Award:
Upbeat by Nan Ping Yun 

Joan A. Ledwith Memorial Award
for Landscape given by South Cape Artists:
First Light by Cheryl Dahn

Rosalie Nadeau Award for Plein Air Painting
A Pleasant Afternoon by Ann M. Oliver-Nickerson

Ampersand Art Supply Award:

Laundry Day Burano by
Lisa Cunningham

Connecticut Pastel Society Award:
Kathy’s Kat, Nancy Lee Lovley

Golden Artists Colors Award:
Connie, Diana DeSantis $105 value

Pastel Painters of Chicago Award:
Eastern Horizon, Rodrica Tilley $100

Pastel Painters of Maine Award:
Thirsty Blossoms, Rosalie Nadeau $100

Pastel Society of America Award:
Drool, Terri Brooks $100

Pastel Society of New Hampshire Award $100:
Marsh Rain, Kim Morin-Weineck

Vermont Pastel Society Award $100:
The Altar II, Abel Marquez

Diane Townsend/UART Enterprises Award $100 Merchandise:
Blue & Gold, Deborah Quinn-Munson

Liz Haywood-Sullivan Award:
Three pastel dvds $90 value
Birch Glow, Eileen Casey

Dakota Pastels & Pastel Journal Award $82 value
Sacred Dune, Ed Chesnovitch

Multimedia Artboard & Pastel Journal Award $82 value
Just Before Sunset, Diana Johnson

Many thanks to our FPO Awards Coordinator: Donna Rossetti-Bailey

This list of award recipients for FPO 2014 is an insert to an eight page exhibition program.

FPO Co-Chairs for 2014:
Sherry Rhyno, PPSCC President
Barbara Stone, A Past President