Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Show and Workshop information

The First Coast Pastel Society’s Juried Member Show and Sale will be on exhibit April 27 to June 8, 2018 at The Cultural Center of Ponte Vedra Beach, 50 Executive Drive, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. 

The opening reception and award presentation will be held on Friday evening April 27th from 6 to 8 pm. This year’s exhibit is juried by artist Christine Ivers a Master Pastelist of the Pastel Society of America. She is currently a board member of the International Association of Pastel Associations and a past board member of the Pastel Society of America.

From April 29 to May 1, 2018 Christine will also be giving a workshop  at the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach for registered participants. The workshop is titled “Explore the Dark Side” focusing on painting night scenes.

The First Coast Pastel Society is based in northeast Florida, with members from Jacksonville, St. Augustine, and points north, west and south.The Society offers workshops, demonstrations and plein air opportunities at their monthly meetings and welcome new members.
The mission statement of the FCPS is as follows:
"To promote the use of soft pastel within the FCPS membership and the community at-large as an important and continually evolving fine art medium."  Pastel is pure powdered pigment with a binder and usually is applied to a textured paper. To learn more about the pastel medium, visit

Visit FCPS site here at to learn more about the group or email firstcoastpastelsociety@gmail.com

The Cultural Center is conveniently located off A1A in Ponte Vedra Beach with ample free parking. You are invited to come out and view this gorgeous exhibit of pastels that showcase the beauty of the versatile pastel medium.

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