Shows and Events

General Meeting

Art Sherwyn

Challenging the Plateaus, Uncovering New Pathways and Staying Motivated
February 23, 2019 General Meeting, California Central Coast Pastel SocietyNational “Art Teacher of the Year” award winner, Art Sherwyn, is the featured presenter at our next General Meeting. As a teacher, Art has spoken at local, state and national conferences for the arts and education. Recently, he gave a presentation at Harvard University. Many of his works have won awards. His contemporary pieces hang in museums and in private collections. 

Art Sherwyn stretches all the boundaries!  He will inspire you to step outside your comfort zones in the most delightful way. Blame him for the bags under your eyes. He’ll make you want to stay up all night painting. Come listen and be highly entertained as he describes how artists get better with age. 

When: Sat, February 23
Time: 10 AM to Noon
Where:  SLO County Library Conference Room
*Note the new location. 
Parking is available in 2 structures on Palm Street.



Paint Out Morro Bay Museum, 3CPS EventsNatural History Museum Paint-out

Much plein air painting fun was had at the paint-out near the Natural History Museum, in anticipation of our spring show Two Worlds Meet. There were views of the marina, the museum, the bay and the rock. There were plenty of wintering waterfowl, too.

New to plein air? No problem! There will be a variety of 3CPS artists there, from pros to beginners. We’ll help you get started and may even have some loaner equipment if you need it.  Plan to come to the next one!

Next Paint-out: To be announced
Questions: Contact Jim Tyler at (805) 748-2220 or


Dotty Hawthorne 3cps Spring Show 2019

Dunes and Creek by Dotty Hawthorne

3CPS Exhibit at the Morro Bay Natural History Museum.


California Central Coast Pastel Society is proud to present its 1st Annual Spring Open Exhibition, Two Worlds Meet: Living Together Along the Shore, hosted by the Museum of Natural History in Morro Bay.

This special event inside the beautiful setting of Morro Bay State Park features a collection of exceptional pastel paintings by talented artists who have been selected from entries around the United States by award winning artist, Dotty Hawthorne.

 The theme of this exhibit captures the essence of life along the Central Coast, from coastal mountains to the valleys and dunes between Oso Flaco and San Simeon.  Subjects include a broad range of natural and cultural history exploring our place in the world.

Whether you visit this extraordinary exhibit to experience the beauty of nature or to purchase a work of art representing the area, you are in for a delight. Two Worlds Meet: Living Together Along the Shore will be on display from April 3, 2019 through May 31, 2019. A special “Meet the Artist” reception will be held on Saturday, April 6 from 1pm to 4pm. The reception is free and open to the public. Admission to theNatural History Museum is a nominal fee of $3.00 for adults 18 and older. Children are free.

 Download the prospectus and/or register here.  

Dotty Hawthorne, 3cps Shows and Events Judge

Dotty Hawthorne

WHEN: April 3, 2019 – May 31, 2019, 10am – 5pm Daily
RECEPTION: Saturday, April 6, 2019, 1pm – 4pm
WHERE: Morro Bay State Park Museum of Natural History, 20 State Park Rd, Morro
Bay, CA
COST: $3.00 Adults, Children 17 and younger free

Shows and Events, William SchniederWilliam Schneider Workshop, 3CPSWilliam Schneider Workshop (oil painters are also welcome) is for advanced beginners and above. You will learn:
• The secret to glowing, realistic skin tone
• How to Take advantage of the unique properties of pastel
• Power through suggestion
• One simple technique to create sparkling color
• How to avoid “unpleasant detail”
• Masterful edge control
• The key to turning the form with temperature 

Workshop Prospectus

When: June 19-22

Where: San Luis Obispo, CA

Open to Pastel and Oil painters

Class limited to 12 participants

Click here to Register



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