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!

Lia Annisgard, President 3CpS 2022

From the President’s easel……Spring 2022


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. You can also find upcoming paint-outs, demos and 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!

Lia Annisgard

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

2022 All Member Spring Show

“Coming Out of the Bubble”

March 1st- June 30, 2022

Beginners to Professional Artists!


 Click Here to View Show

Linda Garen-Smith, 3cps Online Show, Spring 2022

Bandon Dunes, by Linda Garen Smith,  12×15, NFS

Upcoming Workshops

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

Online Zoom Demo with Teresa Saia on July 16, 2022

Teresa Saia,3cps Demo, July 2022

What:  Online Demo by Theresa Saia

Date:  Saturday, July 16, 2022

Time:  10am to 12pm

Cost:  Members, $25,  Non-members $35

To register: Visit our Shop page.


Teresa will focus on the basics for creating dramatic, dynamic, timeless landscapes: value, composition and simplifying shapes into a strong design. Color relationships, edges, temperature of light will be discussed, as well as the application of value studies for a strong start and atmospheric perspective for a more dynamic statement in your paintings. There will be time for questions and answers during the demonstration and afterwards. No matter what level you are, Teresa enjoys helping you build your skills set to reach a new level in your work.

Teresa is a recognized workshop instructor nationally and in Europe. She is a Master Pastelist with the International Association Pastel Societies and a Signature member of the American Impressionist Society and PSA signature status. She enjoys creating a supportive and energetic atmosphere in which students can thrive, establishing their individual style and artistic statement. Always striving for dynamic mark, making, a rich, radiant palette and evoking moods that engage the viewer. Believing that painting is a process and helping the participants relax and enjoy the journey. Workshops are a wonderful time to travel outside your comfort zone and explore new directions.

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

Coming in the Fall of 2023

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 June Paint Out will be at the home of Terry and Janis Packer, in Arroyo Grande!

3cps paintout, June 2022

What: Friday, June 3rd, 2022

Time:  9 to Noon

Where: home of Terry and Janis Packer,


Address is 103 Moore Lane, Arroyo Grande. 

Our next Paint Out will be June 3rd, 2022, at the home of Terry and Janis Packer, in Arroyo Grande.   There are several turns necessary to get to their place so our sign will be out. There is room for about 8 cars so carpool if possible. Directions are on the Event page.  Remember to bring masks in case Covid situations warrant the use. As usual, rain and/or exceptionally windy/cold weather cancels the event. The forecast will be monitored and mentioned again in the reminder.  A restroom will be available. Please inform Tom ( if you plan on attending.


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

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