Signature Membership Application


Current Open Application Period: March 2024

$25 Application / $45 Yearly   First Year is included in the application fee. 
by Election Only, must first be a Standard CPS Member for a minimum of 30 days
Application Periods: March, July or October

 All Standard Member Benefits
 Include ‘CPS’ in your profile title and signatures
 Included in all Signature Member mentions

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This product can only be purchased by members. To purchase this product, sign up by purchasing CPS Membership.


The mission of CPS is to promote appreciation of pastel and to encourage their use as a fine art medium. We do this by raising public awareness; hosting exhibitions, educational workshops, and demonstrations; and producing events and publications which stimulate artists in the pastel community.

Signature CPS Membership Application
Application Fee: $25

All of the CPS Member benefits, plus:

  • Include ‘CPS’ in your profile title and signatures
  • Included in all Signature Member mentions and displays
  • Option to display up to 5 images along with your bio here on the CPS website (Addn’l dues of $30/yr)

Some of the benefits of becoming a CPS Member include:

  • Get exposure for your work – we exhibit in museums and galleries across Connecticut
  • Interact with other artists, share ideas and techniques
  • Attend or give workshops, demonstrations, critiques
  • Gain professional advice, perspective, and guidance
  • Attend/organize Plein air outings
  • Receive our newsletter providing show announcements and general art news
  • Receive new product information and discounts on supplies
  • Attain Signature Member status and display your work on this website
  • Reduced fee for show entries

Signature membership is an elected status, and can be attained in either of two ways:
1. At least thirty days after becoming a member of the Connecticut Pastel Society, but within one of the months noted below, a member may submit five digital images, a recent resume, and a fee of $25.00 to the Signature Artist Committee for consideration (see below).

2. A CPS member who wins three awards in the CT Pastel Society Renaissance in Pastel National Exhibition, which is an open, juried show, will receive Signature status. This requires a fee of $25 (see below).

Applications for Signature Membership will be viewed three times a year: April, August, and November. Submissions should be received in the months prior to review: March, July, and OctoberPlease do not submit applications except in these months.