Purely Pastel
A 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.

In 2020, 96 members submitted 219 images to the exhibition. Our esteemed, award-winning judge, Nancie King Mertz, PSA-MP, IAPS-EP, selected 78 images from 78 artists for the show and awarded over $1,500 in cash and merchandise. The Purely Pastel Exhibition was not held in 2022.

“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