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June 2020

3-Day Workshop with Nancie King Mertz – Painting Structures in your Landscape

June 22, 2020 - June 24, 2020
Lyme Academy of Fine Art, 84 Lyme St
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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An en plein air painting workshop that is all about using rapid plein air pastel methods to help you “get the drawing right.” We will create dramatic, expressive paintings using an early brushwork technique in the darks, and learn to make correct decisions using one or two point perspective. THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS. We hope to reschedule the workshop for summer 2021.

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October 2020

CPS 2020 Renaissance in Pastel 27th Annual National Juried Exhibition – ONLINE for 2020

October 8, 2020 - November 6, 2020
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October 8 - November 6, 2020. ONLINE exhibition only: the CPS website. Online entry only 6/1/20 - 9/1/20 Jury of Selection: Laurinda O'Connor, Susan Ellis, Karen Tighe Judge of Awards: Susan M. Story, PSA-MP We invite you to view this show online now. To download the show catalog in pdf form, click this link. We invite you to view the VIRTUAL AWARDS PRESENTATION, where we announced the award winners. The awards presentation has been posted to our Facebook Page for viewing…

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August 2021

Painting Structures in Your Landscape, with Nancie King Mertz

August 20, 2021 @ 9:00 am - August 22, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme ST
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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Nancie King Mertz PSA-MP, IAPS/EP This en plein air workshop is all about using rapid plein air pastel methods to help you “get the drawing right”. We will turn your favorite views into dramatic, expressive paintings using an early brushwork technique in the darks, and learn to make correct decisions painting structures using one and two point perspective. Short demos will be offered throughout the workshop to help clarify techniques. This class has limited enrollment. Registration for our 2021 Workshop…

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September 2021

New England PastelFest 2021 – All Day/All Events Pass

September 11, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saima Park, 67 Scott Rd
Fitchburg, 01420 United States
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In addition to CMPS, New England PastelFest 2021 is being co-sponsored this year by PPSCC, PSNH, CPS and PSME.  This has allowed us to go big and create an event that you won't want to miss! Purchasing here registers you for all the events taking place at New England PastelFest 2021!  Passes will not be sold the day of the event. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE Cost: $55.00* per registrant.  Date 9/11. Time 8am - 5pm.  Location Saima Park, 67 Scott Rd, Fitchburg,…

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March 2022

CPS Board Meeting

March 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
ONLINE via Zoom meeting software, Contact CPS for link CT United States

All members and prospective members are welcome to attend CPS Board meetings. The next meeting will be on Saturday,  March 12,  2022, from 10 a.m. - noon via Zoom software. Contact CPS if you would like the link; all members always welcome.

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April 2022

2022 Members Show – 36th Annual!

April 2 - April 30
Southington Community Cultural Arts (SoCCA), 93 Main St
Southington, CT 006489 United States
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36th Annual CPS Members Exhibit: Saturday, April 2 through Saturday, April 30, 2022 The 36th annual CT Pastel Society Members Exhibition will once again be held at Southington Community Art Center (SoCCA) in Southington, CT. The show will be a month later in the year than usual due to scheduling constraints for the gallery. The Awards Judge is Laurinda O’Connor, PSA, PPSCC Pre-register your work (All artists please do this) online at ShowSubmit.com from February 20, 2022 til March 13,…

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Pastel Demonstration

April 7 @ 7:00 pm
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Pastel demonstration by Shawna Shane, CPS, Thursday, April 7, 2022, 7:00 PM, ONLINE (via Zoom) in celebration of our 2022 Member Exhibition.  

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May 2022

Portrait Rediscovered, with Corey Pitkin

May 13 - May 15
Wethersfield Academy of the Arts, 431 Hartford Avenue
Wethersfield, CT 06109 United States
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Corey Pitkin, PSA, IAPS/MC It is likely that the first thing you ever drew was a portrait. When you first put crayon to paper you were compelled to recreate the people in your life. Yet as we grow and our visual standards become more discerning many of us give up creating portraits, feeling that it is too complicated. In this 3-day workshop, Corey Pitkin will guide students through his method for breaking a likeness down into manageable steps to recapture…

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June 2022

CPS 2022 Renaissance in Pastel 29th Annual National Juried Exhibition

June 10 - August 4
Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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Our flagship show, the annual Renaissance In Pastel Exhibition, will be held this year at the Lyme Art Association in Old Lyme, CT.  The exhibit will feature nearly 100 unique pastel paintings by artists from the United States and other countries.  This juried show offers the best examples of pastel paintings in the region. Submissions of artwork opens February 7, 2022.   Entry deadline is April 7, 2022 and all entries are through ShowSubmit. Click HERE for the Prospectus or go to www.showsubmit.com…

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July 2022

CPS Board Meeting

July 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
ONLINE via Zoom meeting software, Contact CPS for link CT United States

All members and prospective members are welcome to attend CPS Board meetings. The May meeting will be on Saturday, July 9, 2022, from 10 a.m. - noon via Zoom teleconference software. Contact CPS if you would like to receive the meeting link.

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