Shows and Events

General Meetings

Next General Meeting to be announced.

 Paint Outs


3CPS Plein Air Paint Out at Stenner Creek Road Train Trestle


WHEN:  Sunday, February 2nd from 9am – noon

WHERE:  Stenner Creek Railroad Trestle.  Stenner Creek Road is located ¾ of a mile north of the Highland Drive entrance to Cal Poly on Highway 1.

What could possibly be a better way of celebrating Ground Hogs Day than painting outside with your friends?!  Our next 3CPS paint-out is on Sunday, February 2nd from 9am – noon at one of the lesser known areas of Cal Poly.  The Stenner Creek Road railroad trestle area has views of ponds, docks, vineyards, Bishop Peak, avocado groves, cattle, barns, creeks, the Cal Poly Logging Unit, and, of course, a train trestle.   Stenner Creek Road is located ¾ of a mile north of the Highland Drive entrance to Cal Poly on Highway 1.  Proceed ¾ of a mile down Stenner Creek, which is paved.  Right before the trestle the road will turn to dirt; at that point, turn left and park along the paved side road.   There are no parking fees.  Rain cancels.  Please email Jim at  to RSVP, for additional directions, nearby painting spots, and questions.

3CPS Plein Air Paint Out – Mount Hollister

(Cancelled due to rain. To be rescheduled)

 This paint-out features lovely views of Mount Hollister.  We’ll meet in the afternoon, not the morning, so that we can get late afternoon color on the mountain.


 WHERE:  Rock Harbor Church, 1475 Quintana Road in Morro Bay, along Highway 1.

Questions, RSVP  Contact Jim Tyler at 805-748-2220 or

 Up Coming Shows

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


On Your (Pastel) Mark… Get Set… Go Paint…

for the second Bi-Annual 3CPS Members Only Show!

This is a 2-month exhibit at Art Central Gallery.
Beginners to Professional Artists! The only requirement is that you be a current member in good standing of the California Central Coast Pastel Society.  Details to follow, so stay tuned and start painting your best work!

More information to follow


Alain Picard Workshops

March 4 – 7, 2020

2 day studio workshop (Workshop is /Full)

1 day plein air workshop

1 day additional studio workshop.

Located in Morro Bay, CA



Workshop pdf

Online Registration

Questions? Please call KC Caldwell at (805) 540-1470.

Lorenzo Chavez Workshops

May 20 – 23, 2020

2 Day Plein Air Workshop

2 day In-Studio Workshop

 Location TBA

Online Registration

Students may register for one or both the plein air and studio workshops and we encourage you to take both!  
Questions? Please call KC Caldwell at (805) 540-1470.

Teresa Saia 

 September 10,11, and 12, 2020

3-day In-Studio Workshop

Questions? Please call KC Caldwell at (805) 540-1470.

 Registration opens Spring, 2020

More information to follow





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