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CPS hosts a number of competitions, demo’s and events throughout the year. Listed below are the events scheduled for the next few months. If you know of any events that may be of interest to our members please email us at

The CPS committee meets every second Saturday of every odd month i.e. Jan, March etc., from 10am -12pm at Gallery 53, Colony Street, Meriden, CT. All members are welcome!
Please email us at to confirm time and place if you are not on our email list.

Poverty Hollow
Dick McEvoy
2004 BEST IN SHOW Next CPS Competition
12th Annual National Exhibition
$9000 in awards;
top cash prize $1,200. Juried by slide.

Saturday May 7
Sunday Oct. 9.
Wickam Park
1329 West Middle Turnpike
Manchester CT
I-84, Exit 60
Location Phone No 860-528-0856
Sunday August 21
Gillette Castle State Park
67 River Road
East Haddam, CT 06423
Location Phone 860-526-2336

Sunday August 21
(both locations nearby-can be done in one day)
Devils Hopyard State Park
366 Hopyard Road
East Haddam, CT 06423
Location Phone 860-526-2336

Sunday June 12
Saturday Sept. 24
(both locations nearby-can be done in one day)
White Memorial Foundation
Route 202
Litchfield, CT
Location Phone 860-567-0857

Sunday May 22
Sunday Oct 16
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT
Location Phone 860-434-5542

Saturday July 23
CT Audubon Coastal Center
Milford, CT
Location Phone 203-877-3229

Sunday June 5
Saturday Sept. 10
Weir Farm
735 Nob Hill Road
Wilton, CT
Location Phone 203-834-1896

click here for printable schedule


Afternoon Reverie
Best in members show 2005
by Alain Picard
Click for enlargement
19th CPS members show:
Gallery 53, Colony Street, Meriden, CT

Dick McEvoy, President, explaining the finer points of pastel at the members show.

. May 6th -June 11 Next event
2005 CPS Signature Show
Goodman Gallery, Lyme Art Association
LAA is located at 90 Lyme St., Old Lyme, CT phone# 860 434-7802; website:
Receiving day Sunday May 1st 1-4pm

We will need a number of volunteers for receiving, hanging, Pick-Up, Food & Beverage contribution and helping with Clean-up

The Opening is Friday evening, May 6th, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., and the closing/pick-up is set for Sunday, June 12th, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Please email us at

October 3 – 7, 2005

Heading Home
Doug Dawson, click for enlargement

October 3 – 7, 2005
Connecticut Pastel Society Presents
Doug Dawson
Plein Air Work Shop in Pastel
Meriden CT
October 3 – 7, 2005
Contact Carol Reeves
1484 Highland Avenue
Cheshire, CT 06410
(203) 314-6080 or (203) 272-1435
Spaces still available

Low Water
Doug Dawson, click for enlargement

Show opportunities:
Jeff Becker
phone: 413-292-8083
Woggaffers, a new large cafe in GB Mass., is looking to book artists for showings.
A great resource for Competition info:
Events • Workshops • Classes
Presentation & Framing for competitions