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- December 31st

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 Workshop on the beach

in beautiful San Simeon, California


This workshop is over but everyone said it was fantastic.  Watch for more exciting workshops in the future

Lorenzo Chavez

“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 November Paint Out at the Point San Luis Lighthouse

About ten people attended this Paint Out.  I was a beautiful day and all had a great time.  Watch for the December one.

2cps November Paint Out, Pt San Luis Lighthouse

What:  3CPS November Paint Out

Date:  Friday, November 5, 2021

Where: Point San Luis Lighthouse

Address:  Avila Beach

Time:  10am to 1pm (Later due to possible morning fog)

 Cost: $25 per person

November’s Special Paint Out is little more involved than past ones, so pease check the Shows and Events page regarding necessary steps and instructions.

We have to pre-register for this Paint Out, so please let Tom know if you plan to attend (


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

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