Welcome to the California Central Coast Pastel Society!

Thank you for visiting our 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.

Happy painting!


Networking and Having Fun At Our Art Central Exhibit

Our first exhibit at Art Central was a smashing success and fun was had by all! Our sincere thanks to Etty and the staff at Art Central for making our show a success. Congratulations to all who participated with a special congratulations to John Zaugg, Ginger Toomer and Joan Sullivan who sold their pictures and went home with money!

General Meeting


The next 3CPS General Meeting and Art Demo is Saturday, August 11 at 11:00AM

Art Central, 1329 Monterey St., SLO.

Demonstration by Trisha Reichert: Using Pastels with Mixed Media.

An area representative will be there to demonstrate the Sennelier soft pastel line and have products available for sale at discounted prices, including boxed sets. Come for the meeting and discover LaCarte paper, Sennelier pastels and other goodies, available at Art Central.

If you would like to learn more about us and are not a member, you are welcome to attend the General Meeting. And if you like what you see, won’t you lend your support by joining our growing group of pastel lovers?

Featured Artist Member Denise Schryver


Denise Schryver, HomeMeet Denise Schryver our featured Member Artist. Denise is an accomplished artist working in pastels and fiber arts and a very nice person.

In 1978, Denise came to the Paso Robles area to work for the world-famous horse trainer, Linda Tellington-Jones.  From there, she worked on the Polish Arabian Stud Farm, the largest private stud farm in all of Germany.

Ten years ago, Denise and her husband, Charles, began Kitehawk Farm, a certified organic farm producing award winning Arbequina Olive oil.

Denise also owned and operated Olive Tree Fine Arts, a gallery and working studio in Atascadero, California. After 5 years she closed the gallery and is now at home on the farm full-time. In addition to painting and weaving, Denise makes healthy, wholesome food and cosmetic products from her certified-organic olive oil and herbs.

To learn more about her and her interesting life, read the whole interview in this month’s Newsletter.


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Exhibit Spring 2019 at the Natural History Museum in Morro Bay


3CPS volunteers are planning our Spring, 2019 Pastel Exhibit at the Morro Bay Natural History Museum.  Stay tuned for more details.




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Jeanne Rosier Smith

“Painting Coastal Waters”

3-Day Workshop in Morro Bay, California  – October 25, 26 & 27, 2018.  Sold Out. Waiting list available
Click here for more information.

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