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. 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.

Happy painting!

General Meeting

The next 3CPS General Meeting is Sunday, October 28th.  Information to follow.

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?

Paint Outs


Our first paint out is at La Familia Ranch on Los Osos Valley Road, September 29, 2018 Meet-up at 9:00am. For more information on where to meet, park and paint, contact our Shows and Events Page for more information.

Dec. 2 – To Be Determined

Jan. 23 – SLO Botanical Garden

Feb. 12 –  To Be Determined

3CPS is looking for volunteers to be official greeters at paint-out locations around SLO County.  Interested artists should contact Mike Bauer at mike@rmartstudios.com

Up Coming Half Day Mini Workshops and Fun

Join in one of our great workshops to further your pastel skills, or to discover pastels for the first time.  See our Shows and Events Page for more information.


  • Jim Tyler – Pastel Art Bar on 9/28
  • Jeanne Rosier Smith – 3 day workshop on ocean waves on October 25 – 27
  • LaVone Sterling – 1 hour demo and a half-day workshop on December 8th
  • Tricia Reichert – Half day Sunday workshops on October 7th, 1pm-5pm, November 11th, 1pm-5pm, December 9th, 1pm-5pm

Ginger Toomer, Home, Pan Pastels Award

Congratulations to our 3CPS members who have pictures hanging at the PSWC show!


Ginger Toomer – “The Second Shaping” –  Pan Pastel Award Winner

Pastel Society of the West Coast (PSWC) is showing it’s incredible 32nd Annual International Exhibition:  It is not easy to get into an exhibit of this caliber.  Congratulations and accolades to our own 3CPS members whose work is hanging in this exhibit. We are so proud of you!

Diane Breuer – Bass Lake Falls, Ginny Burdick – The Sky Through the Trees, Louise DeMore – Argenton Cathedral, Suzie Stach – Morro Bay, 10th Tee, Jim Tyler – Larkspurs on Carrizo Plain, Ginger Toomer – The Second Shaping.


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


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

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