Shows and Events

3 CPS General Meeting

Sunday October 28th 2 to 4pm.  The next general meeting will be at Jim Tyler’s house. Address: 104 Twin Ridge Drive in SLO. Details to follow in an email update.


Sunday, October 28, 2018


Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival

3CPS will have a booth at the Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival in January 2019.  The details of that will be coming soon.  In the meantime, though, we’re getting together to paint birds so that we’ll have a lot of original bird art to show and sell at the show.

These will be free, fun get-togethers with other 3CPS artists.  Bring your favorite bird photos or use some of the extras that we’ll have on hand.  Set up and start painting!

The paintings that we’ll display in January will be limited to an 11″ x 14″ frame size (inside frame dimension).  So think small for your bird painting:  5″x7″, 8″x10″, 9″x12″, 11″x14″.

Kindly let us know if you’re planning to come so that we can have appropriate space set up.  If you’d like to host a get-together, let us know!

January 2019

Get Togethers
Wednesday, October 31st from 9:00 – noon
Jim Tyler’s studio, 104 Twin Ridge Dr, San Luis Obispo.
Call 805-748-2220 for more info

Monday, December 10th from 10am – 2pm
Denise Wakefield’s place,
745 ½ Walnut Drive, Paso Robles.
Parking is limited so carpooling is encouraged.
Call 805-591-7166 for more info.

Jim Tyler, Shows and EventsGlenn Aulin Falls in Pastel – a three class series in November taught by Jim Tyler.  This waterfall painting is a great opportunity to work with underpaintings to accentuate the warm and cool colors of sunlight and shadow: light yellow in the sky, lavender on the mountains, dark purple in the shadows, and bright orange for the sunlight evergreens. Open to all levels, including beginners.   Can’t make one of the classes?  Don’t worry, we’ll figure out a make up date. Contact Jim at

Thursdays, November 1, 8, and 15.
1:30 to 4:30
A three class series
Cost: $50 per class.

Paint Outs

Our first paint out was at La Familia Ranch  on Los Osos Valley Road on September 29, 2018 was a great success. Watch for information on the next one!

All paint-outs are from 9am-12pm, unless otherwise noted.

3CPS is looking for volunteers to be official greeters at paint-out locations around SLO County. Interested artists should contact Mike Bauer at 3CPS is looking for volunteers to be official greeters at paint-out locations around SLO County. Interested artists should contact Mike Bauer

Dec. Date – To Be Determined
Jan. 23 – SLO Botanical Garden
Feb. 12 – To Be Determined

For more information on where to meet, park and paint, contact Mike Bauer

Half Day Workshops with TRICIA REICHERT

In all of these half day workshops, you will bring your own choice of any subject matter to paint. This could be from a photographic source (no photographs of paintings by other artists please) or perhaps materials for a still life. There are also many items available in the studio to use in a still life set up. My pastel cart is available in these workshops for any colors that you might not have in your collection.To register for any of these workshops please contact me.

Sunday, November 11th, 1pm-5pm
Sunday December 9th, 1pm-5pm.

Jeanne Rosser Smith. HomeJeanne Rosier Smith

“Painting Coastal Waters”

3-Day Workshop in Morro Bay, California

October 25, 26, 27, 2018

Cost:   $395 Members, $425 Non-members

Limited to 12 students.

SOLD OUT! To place your name on the waiting list, Contact Us and write Workshop in the subject line.


LaVone Sterling Workshop,Shows and Events, homeLaVone Sterling on Dec. 8  One hour demo and a half-day workshop

LaVone is an award winning California artist whose pastel paintings are internationally recognized. Her work has been published in magazines, books and her painting “Golden Glow” is on the box lid of Sennelier Soft Pastel Landscape Set of 30 half-sticks. LaVone is currently listed by the Pastel Society of the West Coast’s critique service as one of the critiquing artists and has both judged and juried shows.  Visit her website and be inspired! The workshop follows the General Meeting and Demonstration. View Flyer


Saturday, December 8, 2018, 12:30-4:30pm
Art Central, 1329 Monterey St.,
San Luis Obispo, CA
Cost: $50
Class size is limited. Register early!
Contact KC Caldwell at (805) 540-1470
or for more information
Registration Form
3CPS Cancellation Policy

Museum of Natural History, Home3CPS Exhibit at the Morro Bay Natural History Museum.

Two Worlds Meet: Living Together Along the Shore Shorelines can be freshwater, saltwater or a mixture of the two. Along the Central Coast we have all three. Our Mediterranean climate attracts both humans and animals, and the many ways we co-exist are the subject of this exhibit. If it happens here, it’s the perfect subject matter for your painting.

Spring, 2019

More info to follow.

Desmond O’Hagan Workshop.

Desmond Oi’Hagan is  master pastelist with the Pastel Society of America, and is a member of the “Master’s Circle” of the International Association of Pastel Societies. He was recently awarded “Eminent Pastelist” status in IAPS. O’Hagan has been a professional artist for over thirty years and has had numerous one-man shows throughout the United States. He has also participated in group shows in Japan, China, Canada and France.

March 1-3, 2019


William Schneider

William Schneider was awarded signature status in Oil Painters of America (OPA). In addition the Pastel Society of America has recognized him as a “Master Pastelist,” IAPS (The International Association of Pastel Societies) has named him to the Masters’ Circle and AIS made him a Master Signature Member (AISM).

June 21-23, 2019 (TBD)


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