Who Is The Colored Pencil Society of America and What Do They Do?
The Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA) is a nonprofit organization established in 1990. It is the first and only arts organization that is devoted exclusively to promoting artists who work in the colored pencil medium. CPSA represents eight countries with 1600 members.
It sponsors an annual CPSA international exhibition and convention in major metropolitan areas throughout the country. The CPSA parent organization publishes a membership directory plus a magazine, "To The Point", which is sent to all members twice a year. "To The Point" provides members with a network of communication and educational opportunities. CPSA has 28 district chapters throughout the United States.
The CPSA Chicago District Chapter 103 was formed in 1993. It is now one of the largest chapters with members from across the country plus internationlly. Our meetings are generally held on the 3rd Sunday of the month at the St. Charles Public Library in St. Charles, IL. We hold the Chicago Annual Exhibition of Colored Pencil Drawings in October.
Our meetings consist of things like colored pencil demonstrations on techniques and supplies, supportive critiques before exhibits, workshops and discussions about lightfastness of various colored pencils.
Obsessed with colored pencils, Molly teaches and draws every day.
A professor by trade, Suzen assembles the best guests for demos & workshops.
A veterinarian by day, Emily owns Skieborne art and manages our money by night!
Award winner Jeanne pulls our annual exhibit together like no other! It's party time!
Dava is in the know and keeps you updated by publishing our "What's The Point" newsletter
Art instructor and Illinois native, Pam keeps track of our growing membership!
Linda kept the Chapter together during challenging Covid times. We're not worthy of you Linda! 🙏