August 2020 National Artist Workshop: 
Karen Margulis PSA IAPS-MC
Learn more and register here


Box 246

Lemont, PA 16851

All materials on this website © Copyright 2008-2019 by the Central Pennsylvania Pastel Society.

Web design by Anna Crane (

September 4, 2015

The “ Pastel Expressions” Exhibit at SAMA Ligonier was a great success.  PPAL and CPPS produced a fine array of paintings for this exhibit, and juried it well. SAMA did a beautiful job of displaying our work and promoting it online and with their very informative brochure.  I felt greatly honored to be asked to give a brief talk at the Lunch a l’Art event on  Thursday, August 20.  I talked about pastels and why they are such a captivating medium:  how well they interact with other mediums, how wonderful it is to draw with color, how the drawing beco...

August 1, 2015

On August 20, CPPS president, Marianne Fyda, will give the closing demonstration and talk for the participants at the Al'Art Luncheon at SAMA Ligonier.  Members of PPAL gave pastel demos at the June and July luncheons.

The show will close on August 23. Pickup dates for artist work are August 25-27, 2015.  Marianne announced at the meeting that Suzanne DeSarbo is willing to pick up paintings, but people need to email her to make arrangements beforehand. 

June 1, 2015

Judy Leasure has been juried into 5 major pastel shows since 2012.  She also has a painting in the 2015 "Pastel Expressions" show at SAMA Ligonier.

June 1, 2015

Jeanne McKinney is showing a painting in the Art Association of Harrisburg's 87th Annual International Juried Exhibition from May 15 through June 18, 2015.

She is also showing a painting in "Pastel Expressions" - Joint Exhibition of Central PA Pastel Society and the Pittsburgh Pastel Artist League at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Ligonier, PA. The show runs May 1 through August 23, 2015.

June 1, 2015

Marianne Fyda now has paintings showing in the Bellefonte Art Museum, Schlow Library, the HUB at Penn State and in the "Pastel Expressions" show at SAMA Ligonier Valley

May 6, 2015

The Pastel Expressions show opened on May 1 and on May 3 SAMA of Ligonier Valley was a participant in the local Museum Day.  A joint PaintOut with CPPS and PPAL was held on the museum grounds and it was a lovely day for Plein Air painting. The event was well attended and there was lots of interest in the painters and the show. Attending from PPAL were Patricia Young, Rita Kambic Haldeman, Diane Grguras, Marian Sallade, Karen Frerrick and Nan Hought.  Anne Kenyon attended from CPPS. 

The Pastel Expressions show is beautifully and profession...

April 16, 2015

On May 3rd, members of our pastel society will participate in a paint-out from 2pm-5pm on the grounds of the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Ligonier during the “free museum day” there.  (However, if anyone wishes to paint all day, they are welcome to do so.)  If you would like to take part in this, please email Marianne Fyda and let her know as travel arrangements need to be made.

April 16, 2015

There were 40 paintings chosen for the “Pastel Expressions” show which will be held at the Southern Alleghenies Museum this summer from May 1- August 22, 2015.  This show is a joint venture between two pastel societies, the Pittsburgh Pastel Art League and the Central Pennsylvania Pastel Society.  Judges from the CPPS were: Virginia Belser, Kim Gates Flick, Marianne Fyda, Susan Nicholas Gephart, Susan McCartney, Jeanne McKinney and  Michele Montes.

Please reload

Search By Tags

Please reload

Featured Posts

August 2020 National Artist Workshop: Karen Margul...

August 26, 2019

Please reload