The Connecticut Pastel Society is a statewide fine arts organization with a national outreach. CPS© programs are funded and run by artists and their affiliates intent on increasing awareness of pastel as a fine art medium.  The CPS© organization now has a tax-exempt status and is therefore eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions.

From the CPS Board

The next CPS Board meeting will be held via Zoom meeting software on Monday, September 9, 2024 at 7:00 pm. Contact CPS if you would like to attend; all members are always welcome.

CPS now is able to offer scholarships to pastelists wishing to attend a workshop from our offerings. Please see the Scholarships page.

See the CPS/Newsletter page for our latest Newsletter.

Please see our Exhibition Guidelines before entering any of our exhibitions.



  • Member Exhibition,
    April 6 – May 2, 2024, SoCCA
  • Renaissance in Pastel
    September 13-October 24, 2024
    Lyme Art Association


  • May 3-5 (SOCCA), Lana Ballot
  • October 26-28 (Watertown United Methodist Church), Christine Swann