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


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 Anisgard

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 Summer/Early Fall Show

“Colors of Summer”

Beginners to Professional Artists!  July 15 to November 30, 2022


 Click Here to View Show

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

Jim Tyler, A Quiet Self-Confidence, 16×20, NFS

Best of Show

West Coast Pastel Society, July 2022

Click Here to View in Online Show


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

Coming mid-October, 2023.  Dates TBD

Lorenzo Chavez, Pacific Impressions

“Pacific Impressions” by Lorenzo Chavez

General Meetings


There is a 3CPS membership meeting coming up on Saturday August 13, 2022 from 2 – 4 pm at Jim Tyler’s home in SLO. You will get a reminder and directions in early August. At this meeting, those members who went to IAPS will share about their experience. We also will have a show and tell by any of you who would like to share some work you have done or a painting experience or learning you have had this year. 

Address:  Jim Tyler’s Home, 104 Twin Ridge Drive, San Luis Obispo.  93405

Paint Outs

What:  3CPS Paint Out

Date:  Monday, August 22, 2022

Time:  9am till Noon

Where:  Sweet Springs Nature Preserve

Address:  660 Ramona, Los Osos

Tom Frey is out of commission for a while so I decided to schedule a paint out in his stead. I don’t think we have been to the Sweet Springs Nature Preserve in a long time and it is beautiful. Here are a few pics I took yesterday.  Let’s meet at the entrance to the Nature Preserve

Please RSVP to me directly so I know who to expect ( Remember it can be foggy and windy so come prepared.

Look forward to seeing you.

Lia Anisgard

3cps paint out August 2022
3cps paint out August 2022
ecps Paint Out August 2022


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

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