Central Texas Pastel Society

CTPS Member Show Best In Show "Insular" by Vicki Smith

CTPS Member Show Best In Show "Insular" by Vicki Smith

CTPS Member Show Best In Show "Insular" by Vicki SmithCTPS Member Show Best In Show "Insular" by Vicki Smith
Central Texas Pastel Society

CTPS Member Show Best In Show "Insular" by Vicki Smith

CTPS Member Show Best In Show "Insular" by Vicki Smith

CTPS Member Show Best In Show "Insular" by Vicki SmithCTPS Member Show Best In Show "Insular" by Vicki SmithCTPS Member Show Best In Show "Insular" by Vicki Smith

Thanks to all CTPS members who participated in this year's Member Show! 


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"Insular"
Vickie Smith
"Insular"
Vickie Smith

Thanks to all CTPS members who participated in this year's Member Show! 


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Current Showings

Member Show at Lost Pines Arts Center

Where: Lost Pines Arts Center, 1204 Chestnut, Bastrop, Texas 78602

Duration: NOW until March 31, 2020

Art Pick-up Date: March 31, 2020

 Questions?:  (alora2000@live.com) or call 512-660-8424   

St. David's hospital

Where: St. David's Hospital in Georgetown, 2000 Scenic Dr, Georgetown, TX 78626 

Duration: NOW until April 23

Art Pick-up Date: April 24 at 3:00 pm

Questions?:  (alora2000@live.com) or call 512-660-8424  

Events

2/1-3/31/2020

CTPS Annual Membership Exhibition & Competition

Lost Pines Art Center, 1204 Chestnut St., Bastrop, TX 78602

Event Details

2/1-3/31/2020

CTPS Annual Membership Exhibition & Competition

CTPS Annual Membership Exhibition & Competition will occur February 1-March 31, 2020 at the Lost Pines Art Center.


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Event Details

Lost Pines Art Center, 1204 Chestnut St., Bastrop, TX 78602

3/21/2020

NO CTPS Chapter Meeting in March

Event Details

3/21/2020

NO CTPS Chapter Meeting in March

PLEASE READ:  In accordance with the national emergency due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the Georgetown Public Library has cancel...

Event Details

4/18/2020

CTPS Chapter Meeting

9:30am - 12pm

Georgetown Library, Friendship Room

Event Details

4/18/2020

CTPS Chapter Meeting

Guest Speaker: Denise Mahlke

Topic: Painting Rocks

Location: Georgetown Library, Friendship Room

Challenge Painting Theme:  

Paint Like Van Goug...

Event Details

9:30am - 12pm

Georgetown Library, Friendship Room

4/18/2020

Denise Mahlke Workshop

1pm - 4pm

Georgetown Library, Friendship Room

Event Details

4/18/2020

Denise Mahlke Workshop

Save the date for this workshop where Denise Mahlke will show us how to paint rocks.


More details to follow. 

1pm - 4pm

Georgetown Library, Friendship Room

5/16/2020

CTPS Chapter Meeting

9:30am - 12pm

Georgetown Library, Friendship Room

Event Details

5/16/2020

CTPS Chapter Meeting

Guest speaker: Jeri Salter

Topic:  TBA

Location: Georgetown Library, Friendship Room

Challenge Painting Theme:  Landscape with rocks.


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Event Details

9:30am - 12pm

Georgetown Library, Friendship Room

Opportunities/Member Happenings

"Dancing Susans", Esther Jones

Opportunities

Dakota Art Pastels | 2020 Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall Contests | More information


Sun City Visual Arts | 3 venues | Exhibition Calendar available to download


Member Happenings

Joyce West | Showing at The Legacy | March 2020


Our Focus

Our Focus

Focus on arts in schools  CTPS is a non-profit organization whose goals include support of the arts in our schools. We strive to raise awareness of our artwork with the purpose of raising funds for those efforts.  


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Grand Canyon, Holly Read

Focus on our members  The majority of the images in this site are produced by our members. We support our membership in optimizing their potential as artists...whether they choose to be hobbyists or professionals. 

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Life Boat, Chuck Roush, 8x10

Focus on pastel as a media  We promote pastel painting in an effort to elevate it as a recognized media.  We foster this recognition  by participation in art shows and exhibitions as well as organizing workshops, programs, and painting opportunities.

faqs

Coy Koi, Alora Johns

What is CTPS?

CTPS is the Central Texas Pastel Society, a non-profit organization that raises awareness of pastel through promotion of, and engaging in, art shows and exhibitions. Additionally, CTPS supports its membership through workshops, programs, artist demonstrations, and pastel painting opportunities. Ultimately, CTPS strives to assist its members in optimizing their artistic potential, whether they choose to be a hobbyist or a professional.

does ctps support art in the schools?

Yes! Each year, CTPS supports art in the schools. Historically, CTPS has sponsored scholarships for children to attend summer art camps as well as donating art supplies and books to schools and libraries in the community.

when does ctps meet?

Generally, CTPS meets the 3rd Saturday of the month unless otherwise noted in the "Events" section on the homepage of this website. Details of when the CTPS meets:

  • Date: 3rd Saturday of each month, September through May (Check "Events" for date changes.)
  • Time: 9:30am until Noon (Check "Events" for time changes.)
  • Location: Georgetown Library, "Friendship Room" (2nd Floor), 402 W 8th Street, Georgetown, TX 78626. (Check "Events" for location changes.)

Is CTPS a member of iaps?

Yes, CTPS is a member of the International Association of Pastel Societies.

do i have to be a member to attend a meeting?

You may attend a meeting and decide if it is for you. We think you will do so because it is a fun and enthusiastic membership! 


Each meeting has a simple format - news about opportunities for showing our art, workshops being hosted by CTPS or by other organizations, and general discussions and knowledge sharing about best practices. Following this part of the meeting, a demonstration is given on various topics from pastel painting techniques to marketing tips.


If you are ready to sign-up today, click on the JOIN link in the top menu. 

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Please contact us!

We meet at the Georgetown Library, Friendship Room

402 W 8th St, Georgetown, Texas 78626, United States