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!

Happy painting!

Denise Schryver, President, 2021

From the President’s easel……Fall 2021


3CPS is grateful for your membership and your participation in the current online show.

On this website you can see where we’ve been painting plein air, find upcoming paint-outs, demos, workshops (both in person and virtual). Our growing pastel society is filled with engaging, talented people.

If you have any questions please email to:

Be well and Happy Painting!

Denise Schryver

President, California Central Coast Pastel Society, 3CPS


Be a part of the growing California Central Coast Pastel Society. Click Here to join!

California Central Coast Pastel Society Presents

2021 All Member Fall Show


September 1- January 31st, 2022

Beginners to Professional Artists!


 Click Here to View Show

Tom Frey, For the Love of Color, 12x9, $300

For the Love of Color by Tom Frey, 12×9, $300

Upcoming Workshops

For more information in these troubled times about workshops, please contact Denise Schryver at

Lorenzo Chavez Four Day Plein Air Pastel and/or Oil Workshop

Last year’s workshop is over but everyone said it was fantastic!

So we are doing it again!


Wednesday through Saturday, October 12 – 15th 2022.

Watch for more information! 

Lorenzo Chavez, Pacific Impressions

“Pacific Impressions” by Lorenzo Chavez

General Meetings


Watch for Upoming Meetings!  We have a bunch of great ideas for the coming months

Paint Outs

3CPS January Paint Out at the Dana Adobe and Cultural Center in Nipomo


What:  3CPS January Paint Out

Date:  Friday, January 21st

Time:  9am till noon

Where: The Dana Adobe & Cultural Center

Address: Nipomo, CA

Time:  9am to noon

The first Paint Out for 3CPS in 2022 will be at the Dana Adobe and Cultural Center in Nipomo, CA from 9AM- noon on Friday, January 21st. The entire property of 130 acres will be available to 3CPS. The original land grant was awarded to William G. Dana and family by the Mexican Government in 1837 including Nipomo and the Los Berros region. The Dana Cultural Center facility was completed in 2016 and hosts events, a revolving gallery, field trips and tours. More information can be found on the website,, along with great photos of the region.


California Central Coast Pastel Society (3CPS)  ♦  P.O. Box 13933, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406  ♦

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