Shows and Events

3CPS General Meeting (Info coming soon)



Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival

3CPS has a booth at the 23rd annual MB Winter Bird Festival Bazaar. Your are invited to show and sell original pastel artwork, plus cards and prints.The show is January 18-20, 2019 at the Morro bay Community Center. Our booth is part of a complete exhibition focusing on birds of all species. This is a non-juried show with no awards.

The paintings that we’ll display in January will be limited to an 11″ x 14″ frame size (inside frame dimension).  So think small for your bird painting:  5″x7″, 8″x10″, 9″x12″, 11″x14″.

Check out the Show Prospectus for more information and to sign up.

January 18-20, 2019

Bring in Thurs, Jan 17 3 to 430
Pictup Sunday Jan 20 4 to 5

Show Prospectus




Jan. 23 – SLO Botanical Garden (Check the Shows and Events Page for particulars as we get closer).

Feb. 12 – To Be Determined

ContactnJim Tyler for more information.


Jan. 23 – SLO Botanical Garden
Feb. 12 – To Be Determined

For more information on where to meet, park and paint, contact Jim Tyler

Pastel Art Bar with Jim Tyler
This is a fun and relaxing way to learn about pastels while painting a small landscape.  Enjoy margaritas, wine and munchies.  All supplies, munchies and beverages included.  No experience necessary.  Cost: $60.  Contact Jim at
Friday, January 11 from 6:30 – 9:30.
Cost: $60. Contact Jim at: 
Pastels 101 with Jim Tyler
We’ll complete a painting while learning all about pastels.  Every Pastels 101 class has a different scene to paint, so you can take this one more than once.  One day workshop, supplies available, $95.  If you have pastel experience then we’ll add an extra facet to your painting, like a focus on under-paintings. Contact Jim at

Saturday, January 26 from 9:00 – 4:00.
One day workshop, supplies available, $95.

Museum of Natural History, Home3CPS Exhibit at the Morro Bay Natural History Museum.

Two Worlds Meet: Living Together Along the Shore Shorelines can be freshwater, saltwater or a mixture of the two. Along the Central Coast we have all three. Our Mediterranean climate attracts both humans and animals, and the many ways we co-exist are the subject of this exhibit. If it happens here, it’s the perfect subject matter for your painting.

Spring, 2019

More info to follow.

William Schneider

William Schneider was awarded signature status in Oil Painters of America (OPA). In addition the Pastel Society of America has recognized him as a “Master Pastelist,” IAPS (The International Association of Pastel Societies) has named him to the Masters’ Circle and AIS made him a Master Signature Member (AISM).

June 21-23, 2019 (TBD)


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