The Connecticut Pastel Society is a statewide fine arts organization with a national outreach. CPSSM programs are funded and run by artists and their affiliates intent on increasing awareness of pastel as a fine art medium. The CPSSM 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 Saturday, January 14, 2023, from 10 a.m. to noon. 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 April 2022.

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



  • Member Exhibition
    4/1 – 4/29, SoCCA
  • Renaissance Exhibition
    9/23 – 10/31, Vernon


  • Landscape: Laurinda O’Connor
    5/19 – 5/21