California Central Coast Pastel Society (3CPS)
We want to welcome you to our California Central Coast Pastel Society (3CPS) website! Here you will find lots of information about our organization, its members, the latest pastel news and events. We hope you enjoy your visit, and come back often to stay informed. Feel free to contact us about anything related to soft pastel art. More in depth information about all 3CPS activities is available in the current 3CPS Newsletter. The Shows and Events Page contains a list of upcoming shows, events and requirements. Thanks for visiting!
From the President’s easel……Summer 2021
Thank you for being a part of 3CPS! Our 2020 Members’ Exhibit online and it is impressive!
See where we’ve been painting plein air and where the next paintouts will be. They are all in open nature, so plenty of space to feel comfortable together but alone.
As your new president, my goal is to continue building our community of artists, to inspire and to help us become the best artists we can be!
I’m looking forward to meeting each of you in 2020. Your participation and ideas are what makes 3CPS such a vital and growing society of pastelists. Join us for these great events!
California Central Coast Pastel Society Presents
2021 All Member Winter Show
January 1- April 31st
Beginners to Professional Artists!
“Life on the Edge” by Lia Anisgard
Lyn Asselta has considered the landscape her muse since she was a child. Growing up on the coast of Maine, where weather often changed by the minute, the effects of atmosphere on land and water were an everyday, mesmerizing occurrence. Her memories are rich in details of the natural world and she draws from her love of nature when creating her paintings. Her chosen medium of pastel allows her to extend her tactile sense of communicating with the world into the painting process at her easel.
Asselta’s paintings have been exhibited throughout the United States and have been included in invitational exhibitions in France and China. As a workshop instructor, she has taught in Canada, Curacao and across the USA. She is an IAPS (International Association of Pastel Societies) Eminent Pastelist, a Pastel Society of America Master Pastelist, a member of the Salmagundi Club, a member of several pastel societies, and is the founder and past president of the First Coast Pastel Society in northeast Florida. In 2009, Lyn was selected as an Artist in Residence at Acadia National Park in Maine. Her work has been featured in art publications including Pastel Journal, Plein Air Magazine, and Pratique des Arts.
Pastel Painting by Albert Handell
MONDAY TO THURSDAY, MAY 10 – 13, 2021
Registration is open directly through Albert Handell’s website:
For questions contact Denise Schryver, workshop coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join Albert in this exciting 4 day OUTDOOR painting workshop. In the morning demonstrations in oils and pastels you will see and learn what to select and emphasize and what to play down or even take out of your paintings in order to make a strong design statement, and then work sensibly towards finish. It will be an opportunity to see how a Master Artist works on location.
All painting and demos will be held outdoors and we typically have gorgeous weather in May but if there is inclement weather we have available a huge, airy outbuilding we will use with more than enough space.
“Pacific Impressions” by Lorenzo Chavez
October 27,28,29 & 30, 2021
What: Plein Air Workshop with Lorenzo Chavez
Cost: $625 members/$650 non-members
Where: Four days of painting under the tutelage of renowned artist, Lorenzo Chavez. Two days painting on a private organic farm in the beautiful Adelaide area near Paso Robles, CA followed by two days painting on the stunning coast in Montana de Oro state park, Los Osos, CA.
Visit Lorenzo’s website to view more information about his workshops. Lorenzo Chavez Workshops
Due to Covid 19 no meetings are scheduled at this time.
Saturday, April 24, at 9am till noon
Our next Paint Out will be Saturday, April 24, at 9AM-noon at the LaLoma Adobe at 1590 Lizzie St just up from French Hospital. Adobe and flower photos are from April 2020. Currently poppies and lupine are in bloom as well as many other plants, such as echium and eucalyptus. This is an informal landscape with sawdust mulch paths throughout the garden so please be careful not to step on plants growing in the paths. Site is under development and reconstruction, so there are no restrooms and no water on the property.
Rain cancels. Please let Tom Frey (email@example.com) know if you plan to attend. May Paint Out site to be determined.