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 Jim Tyler (, 805-748-2220) 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.

Watch for new paint outs coming soon!


3CPS All Member Online Show (September – December 2020)

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

Upcoming Online and Outdoor Workshops

Albert Handell

Join Albert in this exciting 4 day OUTDOOR painting workshop. In the morning demonstrations in oils and pastels you will see and learn what to select and emphasize and what to play down or even take out of your paintings in order to make a strong design statement, and then work sensibly towards finish. It will be an opportunity to see how a Master Artist works on location.

All painting and demos will be held outdoors and we typically have gorgeous weather in May but if there is inclement weather we have available a huge, airy outbuilding we will use with more than enough space. 

What:  4 Day – All Outdoor workshop in beautiful Cambria, CA & surrounding area

When:  Monday, May 10 – Thursday, May 13, 2021

Cost:  $750

Registration is open directly through Albert Handell’s website:  For questions contact Denise Schryver, workshop coordinator, at

More INformation to follow.

In Person Workshops

Sadly, all 2020 workshops and demos cancelled due to Covid-19. 

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


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 California Central Coast Pastel Society (3CPS) Membership Information


It's simple to join 3CPS and to renew your membership. We request renewal dues by January 1st each year, with a 30 day grace period until January 31st. New members may join throughout the year.

 If you haven'† already, visit our About Us page for more information about 3CPS OR Contact us by email at


General Membership Benefits

Your membership includes listing in our Member Gallery, e-newsletters, meetings, demos, paint-outs, and an invitation to apply to our shows.  All members are included in our Gallery Listing, which includes name, artwork image, and a link to your website.  Cost of membership is as follows:

Individual $30
Family $40
Student $20

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