Purely Pastel – CPS Juried Member Exhibition


The Purely Pastel Juried Member show is held every other year and is a unique opportunity for CPS members. Accepted work is posted here on the CPS website and shared on social media platforms, exposing artists’ work to a new and wider audience.

This year 96 members submitted 219 images to the exhibition. Our esteemed, award winning judge, Nancie King Mertz, PSA-MP, IAPS-EP, has selected 78 images from 78 artists for the show and has awarded over $1,500 in cash and merchandise.

Click the link below to view the work in the 2020 show.

View the 2020 Purely Pastel show including award-winning pieces

“Taking a Break” by Yael Maimon – Best in Show 2020

Previous years: shows of award winning work
Year    Best in Show

2018 Diana De Santis
2017 Laurel B. Friedmann

Pay By Check Or Money Order

Please Print Membership Application Form and mail with your check or money order
Download form in PDF format

Please include e-mail on checks or money order and make payable to: Connecticut Pastel Society and mail to Membership Chair Phyllis Phelps at:

CPS Membership, Connecticut Pastel Society
P.O. Box 153
Weatogue CT 06089

email: Phyllis Phelps