Shows and Events

General Meetings

November 7 – General meeting and demonstration – More information to follow.


Paint Outs

 For all Paint Outs: Contact Jim Tyler (, 805-748-2220) for questions and to RSVP.  Carpooling has been temporarily suspended.

Moretti Cyn Rd Paint Out

This is a beautiful area of oak trees, sycamores, fields, vineyards, and mountain views, all along a small country road with hardly any traffic.  There are several areas to pull off the road, which goes for several miles.  The first mile or two has the best features.   

WHEN:  May 13, 2020

TIME: 9:00 am

WHERE:Moretti Canyon Road is located off of Orcutt Road, 3.6 miles south of the intersection of Tank Farm Rd and Orcutt Rd in south eastern SLO.  No facilities.

Spooner’s Cove

Located inside Montana de Oro, the Spooner’s Cove area offers views in every direction: Cliffs, beaches, ocean, and an historic house amid cypress, complete with rocking chairs on the front porch.

WHEN:  May 29, 2020

TIME: 9:00 am

WHERE: Spooner’s Cove

As of May 5th, the cove parking lot was closed for parking, but still open for visitors and painters.  There is a lot of parking right past the cove at the visitor center and trailhead to the bluffs.  Restrooms on site.

Highwwy 46 Overlooks

This paint-out offers grand vistas of the coastal mountains and the Morro Bay coastline.

WHEN:  June 13, 2020

TIME: 9:00 am

WHERE: Hwy 46 Overlooks

The section of road is between Templeton and Highway 1 north of Harmony.  No facilities.  This scene is at the Mile Marker 7 pullout.

3CPS Plein Air Paint Out at Manzanita Manor Organic Walnut Farm

 This March paint-out will be in Adelaide.  MM Organics ( is a working organic walnut farm.  There are vistas of live oak trees, manzanita, Peachy Canyon winery, wildflowers, and mountains almost all of the way to Morro Bay.  There are restroom facilities on site. It also works out perfectly for a post-painting glass of wine at Daou Winery which is just below the walnut farm.   


WHEN:  To be rescheduled

Up Coming Shows

Calling All 3CPS Members! All Member Show (June – August 2020)



Calling All 3CPS Members! All Member Online Show (June – August 2020)

On Your (Pastel) Mark… Get Set… Go Paint…First 3CPS Members Only Online Show! This is a 2-month exhibit.   If you haven’t submitted a picture, please do so before the 15th of May.  Email your photo to


Show opens June 1, 2020

Entrance Requirement: Beginners to Professional artists! 

The only entrance requirement is being a current member in good standing of the California Central Coast Pastel Society.

Submission:  Email your best photograph of your painting to  We will take it from there and resize it if necessary.  Please include the title of the painting and whether it’s for sale.  You can use any painting you’d like, no matter how old it is or what size it is, as long as it was primarily done with pastels.  

Submission Deadline:  May 15, 2020

Artwork will be displayed in alphabetical order.  Your name, the painting title, and whether it’s for sale, will be displayed below the artwork.   All sales inquiries will be forwarded to the artist.


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

Lorenzo Chavez Workshops

May 20 – 23, 2020

2 Day Plein Air Workshop

2 day In-Studio Workshop

Location TBA

Students may register for one or both the plein air and studio workshops and we encourage you to take both!

All workshops cancelled.  To be rescheduled in 2021.

Debbie Wardrope

More information to follow

Teresa Saia

September 10,11, and 12, 2020

3-day In-Studio Workshop


 Registration opens Spring, 2020

More information to follow


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

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