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Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod
Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod

For Pastels Only

June 27 – July 22, 2023 Cape Cod Cultural Center, South Yarmouth, MA
Deadline was May 1st. Open to Members and Non-Members.
Bending in the Wind by Maureen Spinale
Bending in the Wind by Maureen Spinale

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Deadline for entry was May 1, 2023

Juror of Selection

Corey Pitkin

Judge of Awards

Christine Ivers

Show closing Demo Artist

Betsy Payne Cook


Submission of entries is open to all pastelists. Paintings must be entirely the work of the submitting artist. Paintings copied from others’ work, from published material, or from photographs taken by another are not eligible. Paintings done under supervision, such as a workshop or class, are not eligible.

Other guidelines include that each submitted painting:

  • is at least 80% soft pastels; no oil pastels
  • is for sale at a fair price, set by the artist.
  • was created within the last three years
  • has not previously been shown in any PPSCC FPO exhibition
  • has not won one of the top 4 awards in any other national or international juried pastel society show as of the entry deadline
  • has not been entered into an online show running concurrently with FPO
  • has not previously been shown at the Cultural Center
  • is not larger than 48” in any direction, framed size
  • is framed with a clean mat, if used
  • frame does not use saw-tooth hangers
PPSCC reserves the right to refuse any painting that does not meet these professional standards. Return of such paintings will occur at the artist’s expense.


Work must be for sale; NFS is not allowed.
A 40% commission will be paid to the venue/PPSCC for sold paintings.

Entry Fees

  • Up to 5 paintings per artist.
  • PPSCC Members: $35 for the first 3 paintings, $10 for each additional painting.
  • Non-members: $45 for the first 3 paintings, $10 for each additional painting.
Member enters 3 = $35; 4 = $45; 5 = $55;
Non-Member 3 = $45; 4 = $55; 5 = $65.

Payment is made online at time of submission. A maximum of one painting per artist may be accepted into the exhibit.

Current PPSCC Membership dues must be paid in full to receive the member’s rate and entry fees are non-refundable. Please visit our website if you want to sign up or renew your membership.

Notification of acceptance

An email will be sent to the address provided in your submission on or before the notification date mentioned above. Artists whose work is juried into the show will receive additional information. Entrants failing to deliver accepted work will be denied eligibility in the next two “For Pastels Only” exhibitions.


We anticipate at least $7,000 in cash awards and merchandise.

Delivery of accepted work

Hand-delivered artwork will be received on Sunday, June 25, 2023 between 12 noon and 3 pm at:

The Cultural Center of Cape Cod
308 Old Main Street
South Yarmouth, MA 02664

Shipped Artwork

Shipped artwork must arrive at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod by June 23, 2023. Information on shipping will be emailed with notification of acceptance.

There are handling fees, payable to PPSCC, in addition to standard shipping fees paid to carrier: $35 if you are using an Airfloat Strongbox or Deluxe Art Shipper box, or $50 for any other shipping container. We are often able to provide a discount code for Airfloat boxes. Details to be included and confirmed in acceptance letters.

Return of artwork

Hand delivered artwork must be picked up on Sunday, July 23 between 1pm and 4 pm at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod. PPSCC is not responsible for unclaimed paintings. No work is to be picked up early. Shipped artwork will be picked up by the carriers on Monday, July 24, 2023.

Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod officers for FPO 2023

President – Dave Kaphammer
Vice President – Janet Schwartz
Treasurer – Susan Shuk Lee
FPO Co-Chairs – Susan Shuk Lee, Cheryl Wildermuth
Awards – Cheryl Wildermuth
Website – Tami Amoroso


Email [email protected] or visit us at

Additional Notification Information

Notifications will be emailed by the end of the day on May 18, 2023. We cannot respond to inquiries regarding the status of notifications before that time.

Please add [email protected] to your email safe senders list.

After notifications are sent, you may view the status of your entry in your ShowSubmit artist account’s Entry History. Accepted works will be notated by a green check.

If you do not receive your email, you may also view your notification letter using the View Notification link in your Entry History.

Note: Entries made prior to 2023 may not display the View Notification link.

Image and Filename Specifications

  • Submit your original JPEG image files.
  • Crop out all parts of the photo that are not the actual work; do not show mat, frame, etc, only the work itself.
  • Image must be displayed right side up.
  • You do not need to resize your image files.
  • You do not need to rename your image files.

Additional Entry Information

  • You will pay for your entry by credit or debit card using our secure checkout system.
  • After your entry is submitted and paid for, you may log back in to review your entry, edit artist and image information, and add or substitute images up until the entry deadline (May 1, 2023.)
  • Entry fees are not refundable and must be submitted and paid by the entry deadline.
  • Entries cannot be accepted or changed after the deadline. Incomplete entries will be disqualified.


For questions about the entry process or this website please contact ShowSubmit Support at [email protected]. We will get back to you between 9am and 6pm Eastern Time, Monday to Friday. You can also view the Support Center, Entry Guide, or our FAQ.