Shows and Events

General Meetings

Due to Covid 19 no meetings have been scheduled.


Paint Outs

We’ve got a new series of paint-outs for you.  With these locations, it’s easy to maintain social distancing while still enjoying the camaraderie of other artists.  If you’re new to plein air, this is a good opportunity to give it a try.  You don’t need a fancy set of equipment to start; chances are you already have enough.  If you have questions about equipment or the painting process, just write back and we’ll have one of our plein air artists call you to help you out! Contact Tom Frey at for questions and to RSVP.  Carpool coordination has been temporarily suspended.

Remember that masks are required in open spaces where there is a risk of close contact, so please bring your mask just in case it’s needed.

Paint Out in Morro Bay

The 3CPS July Paint Out is scheduled for Thursday, July 22nd, from 9AM-noon. From San Luis Obispo, take Hwy 1 north to the Los-Osos Baywood Park offramp. Turn left and drive about 1 mile and turn right into the state park. Drive to the entrance of the Bayside Café, turn left and proceed to the south end of the parking lot. From here you can see Hollister Peak and many of the features of Morro Bay State Park, including the lagoon and natural bay habitat, many moored boats in the marina and a boardwalk around the site. A restroom is available across the road at the state park.

Please let Tom know if you plan to attend (

What:  3CPS July Paint Out

Where:  At the south end of the Bayside Cafe parking lot in Morro Bay

Date:  July 22nd

Time:  9am to noon


3CPS All Member Summer 2021 Online Show (May 1 to August 31,  2021)

 3CPS Members Only Online Show! This is a 4-month exhibit.

Upcoming Online and Outdoor Workshops

Lyn Asselta Online Demo

Lyn Asselta has considered the landscape her muse since she was a child.  Growing up on the coast of Maine, where weather often changed by the minute, the effects of atmosphere on land and water were an everyday, mesmerizing occurrence. Her memories are rich in details of the natural world and she draws from her love of nature when creating her paintings.  Her chosen medium of pastel allows her to extend her tactile sense of communicating with the world into the painting process at her easel.

When:  Thursday, Jun24,

Time:  10am to 12pm.

Cost:  $40

More information to come.

Click Here to Register

Lorenzo Chavez

 Plein Air workshop

Four days of painting under the tutelage of renowned artist, Lorenzo Chavez.

Two days painting on a private organic farm in the beautiful Adelaide area near Paso Robles, CA followed by two days painting on the stunning coast in Montana de Oro state park, Los Osos, CA.

for more info: Denise Schryver-805.440.4579,

What:  Four day plein air workshop

When:  October 27,28,29 & 30, 2021

Cost:$625 members/$650 non-members

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Watch for logistic information to come.

Workshop Information

 For more information in these troubles times about all workshops, please contact us at directly or call Denise Schryver at 805.440.4579.


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

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