Colored Pencil Society of America
We as a chapter are part of the national group, CPSA, the Colored Pencil Society of America. It was founded over twenty years ago and grew into an organization that now has a yearly International Convention and Exhibition in various cities across the country. This International Convention (which is in Northern Kentucky/Cincinatti in summer 2012) brings members together annually to network with other artists across the country, attend the membership meeting, attend the Exhibition and Awards Banquet, and take workshops from notable artists in this field. Members who cannot attend this convention, are able to see the judged results of the competition on the CPSA website and through the CPSA publication.
Anyone who is interested is welcomed at our meetings – no experience necessary! Many people get started in this medium after going to one meeting or show. They are fascinated with the vast possibilities of colored pencil. Several of our members offer basic classes for you to get started. Our Chapter also sponsors workshops with nationally known colored pencil artists to help us learn new techniques and refine our skills.
We usually meet in the Palm Coast area, having 2nd Sunday meetings and sketch sessions. The CPSA DC117 Chapter of Augustine was officially recognized and voted in by CPSA National at the CPSA International Convention in 2005 held in Chicago.
In addition to our Sunday meetings and sketch sessions, we host workshops. While we are a small group, we wish to share our talents and colored pencil & art information. We welcome all interested artists to attend one of our meetings. Please contact Hanneke Jevons/President, Flagler County Chapter.