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, May 8, 2023 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 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
  • Floral Still Life: Marcia Holmes
    11/11 – 11/13