Welcome to the web site of the Central Pennsylvania Pastel Society. Formed in late 2004, our society represents artists in the central Pennyslvania region who are interested in the medium of soft pastel. Throughout the year we organize exhibitions, offer member meetings to share work and ideas, organize plein air painting opportunities, and promote artistic development for our members. We invite you to browse our web site where you will learn more about our work and the opportunities that we offer.

Current Highlights

April 13, 2014, 10:30- 1:30- CPPS Quarterly Meeting with Rochester Fine Art Store display
Location: Best Western Plus University Park, Premiere Drive, State College.www.fineartstore.com  (800)- 836-8940 ARTISTS be sure to place your orders with Rochester NY by April 7th. 

April 25-27, 2014 Christine Swann Portrait Workshop

Three-Day Workshop
Located at Best Western Plus University Park
115 Premiere Drive, State College, PA 16801
Friday, April 25, through Sunday, April 27, 2014
9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

This workshop is limited to 16 participants. Registration will be accepted on a first-come basis by postmark. You are not registered until we have received your deposit and registration form. Full payment is due April 1, 2014. After the first 16 registrations, we will maintain a waiting list.



For more information contact Judy Leasure at leasure.judy@gmail.com



Upcoming Events

August 11, 2014  1;30-3pm  CPPS Quarterly Meeting,
Location: Best Western Plus University Park

September 2014  International Paint Outs , dates/times/places to be announced

October 2-5, 2014 CPPS Albert Handell Workshop,
location: The Inn at Walnut Acres, Bellefonte  theinnatwalnutacres@gmail.com 

November 9, 2014  CPPS Quarterly Meeting, 1:30-3pm-  Election of new officers
Location: Best Western Plus University Park, Premiere Drive, State College


May 1-August 22, 2015  Joint Central Pennsylvania Pastel Society and Pittsburgh Pastel Art League Juried Show at the Southern Alleghenies Museum in Ligonier




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Other Links: International Association of Pastel Societies
Rochester Art Supply
Uncle Eli's Art Marketplace





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