Member News

CPS Board Meetings

CPS Board of Directors meetings are held generally on the second Saturday of the odd-numbered months (January, March, May, July, September, November) from 10:00 AM to Noon at Southington Community Arts Center, 93 Main St, Southington, CT 06489.  All meetings are open to CPS members, who are encouraged to come and participate.
Always check for announcements on the website, because there is an occasional change of date or location for the meetings.

Advance Planning

Here are dates and locations for upcoming CPS shows and workshops – these may change as the schedule evolves, so please check the website for announcements as dates get closer.

Members Show March ’17
Southington Community Arts Center,  Southington, CT 06489
Chair: Diana Rogers

Purely Pastel Juried Member Show June ’17
Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Lyme, CT
Online entry only
Chair: Laurel Friedmann, Gigi Horr Liverant

Figure Workshop: 6/14-16
Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Lyme, CT
Instructor: Margaret Dyer, PSA
Chair: Debbie Temple

Portrait Workshop: 6/15-16
Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Lyme, CT
Instructor: Alain J. Picard, PSA
Chair: Debbie Temple

Landscape Workshop: 9/14-16
Southington Community Arts Center, Southington, CT
Instructor: Deborah Quinn Munson, PSA
Chair: Debbie Temple

Renaissance Show 10/4-11/5
Vernon Arts Center, Vernon, CT
Online entry only
Chairs: Jane Penfield, Vicki Caplin Rooney

Membership Report

As of December 2015, CPS has 426 members, of which 56 were new in 2015.  For any membership questions, please contact Polly Castor (

Board Vacancies

CPS occasionally needs volunteers to fill key Board positions. At present, we need a co-chair for Hospitality, which involves organizing refreshments for our receptions – not baking all the cookies, but lining up people to bring them. To find out more, please contact: Lynda Regina –

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 Polly Castor at:

CPS Membership, Connecticut Pastel Society
P.O. Box 653
Bethel, CT 06801