News & Events

1st  Annual CMPS Members Only Online Show

We'd like to encourage ALL CMPS Members to submit work to our 1st Members only show!  There are some fabulous prizes lined up, so make sure you don't miss the deadline!

Entry Submission Dates: 4/1 – 4/30 via
Judge: Jeanne Rosier Smith
Prizes: 1st = $300, 2nd = $200, 3rd = $100
3 Honorable Mentions: Entry for up to 2 paintings into the CMPS National Juried Show November, 2019
Winners Announced 5/15

Full details can be found on the Exhibitions tab!

1st Workshop on the Agenda – Lana Ballot - Painting Luminous Landscapes With Pastels

August 10th & 11th
This workshop will be highly focused on color. Full description and sign up available soon!

Special Thanks!

Big thanks to Jeanne Rosier Smith!  Through the years she has been a fabulous mentor and teacher to many of us.  In an effort to help CMPS hold a successful 1st Members show she has graciously consented to judge for us.  

We’d like to thank Lisa Regopoulous for her generous donation. She is donating $100 to sponsor the 1st place award in the upcoming 1st Annual CMPS Members Only Online Show! If anyone else is interested in sponsoring an award in this show, or the National Juried Show in November, please feel free to reach out to Maryann at .

CMPS Membership Perks!

5% OFF - If you need high quality prints of your artwork, or quality images of your artwork captured check out Jetart Company! .  Using state of the art equipment, they've been capturing and reproducing fine art, lithographs, photographs and other 2 dimensional documents for private individuals, organizations, artists, galleries and museums for the past 13 years.  Just let them know you are a CMPS Member.

10% OFF - Post Road Art Center in Marlborough, MA has graciously extended a 10% discount to CMPS Members. This is applicable to art supplies only but they carry a good assortment of supplies including UART paper and the full line of Richeson Hand Rolled Soft pastels. Just tell them that you are a CMPS Member at the register. They also hold monthly shows that are great to participate in, or just view. You can get further details .


Fellow Pastel Enthusiasts!

CPMS Logo Contest!

Unfortunately we have not yet received any formal submissions.  We would still LOVE to have a member designed logo, so will be accepting submissions over the next several months. 

CMPS Social Media

You can find CMPS information on our website and on our FaceBook page . The CMPS website is a work in progress. Please bear with us while we put the finishing touches on it. Also, if you have web building skills and would like to help please contact Lisa at . The Facebook page will be a great place to post your artwork (finished or WIP - especially useful if looking for feedback), rallying the troops for impromptu plein-air outings, making new friends and staying in touch. We do have an Instagram account more to follow there at a later date.