Saturday, July 16, 2016


Soft Focus Landscapes on Claybord

A Workshop with

Amy Lindenberger, CPSA

October 22 & 23, 2016
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

La Quinta Inn Conference Room
2839 New Brunswick Rd. (Exit 18 @ I-40)
Memphis, TN 38133 (Across from O’Charleys)
Ph: 901-377-2772

Memphis CPSA is pleased to present a 2 day workshop which demonstrates the use of graphite with colored pencil on Claybord by instructor Amy Lindenberger, CPSA. Learn to make a soft focus landscape with light and drama by using the darks and lights that can be created with this technique.

 Early December Morning by Amy Lindenberger

Soft Focus Landscapes on Claybord Colored pencil is known for being very detail-oriented, but not so much for its painterly qualities. This technique uses powdered graphite, followed by layers of colored pencil, graphite and solvent, to create a finished product with the look of a painting that can be varnished and framed without glass!

In this workshop you will learn how Amy works with graphite combined with colored pencil to achieve a landscape that is soft and provides an emotional impact. Amy will explain how she initially applies the graphite to the Claybord and how to use colored pencil, solvent and more graphite to produce a soft color and add depth to your picture.


Fog at the Angle by Amy Lindenberger

Amy will provide the photo reference, step by step instructions and handouts. See attached supply list.

Soft Focus Landscapes on Claybord

Provided by Instructor

· 8" x 10" Ampersand Claybord (Amy can provide for $5 each with advance notice)

· Gloves - rubber, vinyl, cotton, etc.

· Sheet of wax-free graphite transfer paper

· Powdered graphite

· 1" (approx.) foam brush

· Workable fixative

· Clean scraps of newsprint paper

· Golden Archival Mineral Spirit Acrylic Aerosol with UVLS in a gloss finish

Provided by Student

· 8" x 10" Ampersand Claybord (if not purchasing from Amy)

· Two sheets of newspaper

· Ball point pen

· Scotch tape

· Scissors

· Kneaded eraser

· Staedtler Mars Plastic eraser (either white or black) or similar

· TuffStuff by Papermate eraser (1/8" diameter plastic eraser in a pen-type holder) or similar

· Tissues (6 – 8 plus)

· Drafting or other soft brush for removal of eraser crumbs

· HB pencil or #2 mechanical pencil

· 9B pencil, woodless recommended but any type will do (if you can’t find this, bring a 5B or softer pencil)

· Three to six cotton swabs or make-up applicators, or 1-2 paper blending stumps

· Prismacolor Premier (NOT Scholar) pencils (other artist-grade, soft lead pencils can be substituted, but I am not able to list specific color matches for them):

Canary Yellow PC916

Yellowed Orange PC1002

Orange PC918

Permanent Red PC122 (or Poppy Red PC922)

Process Red PC994

Dahlia Purple PC1009

Violet PC932

Imperial Violet PC1007

True Blue PC903

Aquamarine PC905

Grass Green PC909

Apple Green PC912

White PC938

Black PC935

*Additional colors may be useful for final layers so feel free to bring any others you have*

· Dull plastic knife or cut up credit card for scraping

Solvent: Weber’s Odorless Turpenoid or Gamblin’s Gamsol (NOT Turpenoid Natural, Citrasolv, Zest It) Fine line permanent black, gray or brown marker (such as Sharpie or Micron)


· Prismacolor Verithin pencil, any bright color (for transferring line drawing to board)

· Tombo Mono Zero eraser for smallest details –cylindrical or rectangular type

Fine grit sandpaper,

Fine Steel Wool, Other brands of artist quality soft lead colored pencils


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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

APRIL 30,2016 Meeting Memphis Botanic Gardens 750 Cherry Rd., Memphis, Tn 38117 & More NEWS !

Please join us for a field trip April 30, 2016 at Memphis Botanic Gardens, 750 Cherry Rd., Memphis, TN 38117.  Bring your cameras !  

May 21, 2016 our chapter has been invited to be a presenter at the How To Festival at Germantown Library.  Thank you in advance to our Chapter Experts who will participate.  Please join us!

How-To Festival
Date: May 21, 2016
Location: Germantown Community Library
1925 Exeter Road
Germantown, Tennessee 38138
This summer, Germantown Community Library is bringing crafting and the community together for the first annual How-To Festival. More than 30 crafters and community organizations will host tables to teach their diverse array of skills to attendees of this free family event.
Adults and children alike are invited to explore a multitude of skills from cake decorating to beginning guitar to woodcarving and knitting. There will even be the opportunity to learn everything you need to know about raising chickens… the Library will have it all.


24th Annual CPSA International Convention & Exhibition

Kindly use this link to register for
the convention. 
(The cut off date for
registration is July 20,2016)

(see prospectus for details)
One-day workshops
on July 28 and July 29, 2016
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
by Kendra Ferriera, CPSA and
Tracy Frien
Members: $90
Non-members: $105
The American Art Company 
1126 Broadway Plaza
Tacoma, WA 98402

Exhibition datesJune 25,2016 - August 13,2016
Michael W.Monroe
Director emeritus 
Bellevue Arts Museum
Hotel Murano 
1320 Broadway Plaza
Tacoma, Washington

Tuesday, July 26
CPSA National Board Meeting • DC Forum
Wednesday, July 27
DC Forum • Joint Meeting
CPSA National Board Meeting
Evening - Meet & Greet in Hospitality Suite
Thursday, July 28
Colored pencil workshops
Evening - Art Gala
(viewing of show entries, silent auction,
door prizes)
Friday, July 29
Colored pencil workshops
Evening - Awards banquet
(please, no children under 12)
Saturday, July 30
Afternoon - Artists' reception
Evening - Dessert buffet

Questions about convention
Conventions Director, Debbie Hook

Questions about exhibition
Exhibitions Director, Arlene Weinstock

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SAVE THE DATE -  October 22 & 23 2016  MEMPHIS  Colored Pencil Workshop with Amy Lindenberger

We are so excited to have this workshop , registration details will be posted within the next few weeks!  Stay tuned!  In the meantime check her out  at

Friday, January 22, 2016

CPSA January 30, 2016 Meeting 10:10 a.m. - Noon Bartlett Public Libary in The Meeting Room

Happy New Year!  Let's start off the year with a Meet and Draw! Bring your pencils and paper and any works in progress or start something new.  After the busy holidays, it will be nice to have some drawing time.  We will have a short business planning meeting to try to plan upcoming meetings also.

 When:   Sat. Jan 30th  A few minutes after 10:00 am until noon

( The library does not open until 10:00 am so you will not be able to get in before that)

 Where :  Bartlett Public Library 5884 Stage Rd, Bartlett TN 38134
Phone:(901) 386-8968  This is on Stage Rd. just west of the Walgreens at Stage and Bartlett Blvd.
The meeting room is at the far corner, opposite from where you come in the front door.  Go past the information desk towards where it says Program Room, Then continue left down the hall till you see a sign above a double door that says Meeting Room. Go through those doors to the end of the hall and the meeting room is on your right.  Looking forward to seeing you !

Bluebird Cafe by Carla K. Sexton, CPSA


Sunday, October 25, 2015

WINNERS of the 2015 I Can't Believe It's Colored Pencil Show - Memphis CPSA Annual Exhibit

BEST OF SHOW - Quilt Still Life by Susan Hyback
GUS STAUB AWARD - Susie by Susan Hyback
PEOPLE'S CHOICE- Momma's Quilt - by Rita Morgan
2nd Place - Hydrangeas I - by Patty Simon
3rd Place- English Countryside by Janice Ingram

Honorable Mention - The Cactus Flower by Lois Guthridge

Honorable Mention - Down By The River by Carla K. Sexton

Also a very special thank you for the Friends and Family of Gus Staub who traveled from out of town to attend the Reception.  We are honored to dedictate this year's show to his memory.
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Congratulations to Patty Simon and Rita Morgan on selling 2 pieces !
 SOLD - This Land is My Land by Rita Morgan
SOLD - Mutual Curiosity by Patty Simon

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                            Thank you to our Artists for making this a wonderful show!

                                                                 And a few more to savor . . .

The Journey Road by Mary Lawrence Allen

 Special Morning by Jan Cobb

Saturday, September 5, 2015

I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S COLORED PENCIL! MEMPHIS CPSA 22nd ANNUAL EXHIBIT - a Tribute to Gus Staub October 4, 2015 - October 25, 2015


Exhibit will be at St. George's Episcopal Church, 2425 S. Germantown Road | Germantown, TN 38138  Tel: 901-754-7282

Artists Reception - Saturday, October 17, 2015  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

We would love to see you there!

Our Friend, Mentor, and Artist - Gus Staub


Saturday, May 30, 2015

June 6 meeting at St. Francis of Assisi, 8151 Chimney Rock Blvd. - EXPLORING WATERCOLOR PENCILS

Please join us Saturday 10:00 am - Noon on June 6, 2015 at St. Francis of Assisi Family Life Center Room 111 for our Memphis Chapter Colored Pencil Meeting .  The address is 8151 Chimney Rock Blvd., Cordova, TN 38016.

Patty will bring 3 books from our library which has information on how to use watercolor pencils. I will bring some paper suitable for wet or dry media, some containers for water, paper towels, paper plates,  and a book by Cathy Johnson which has 37 Step by Step Demonstrations on using watercolor pencils.  This is something I have not really tried before, so I am eager to experiment.

Please bring any watercolor pencils, brushes, reference photos or art in progress and lets get creative!

To get you in the mood, here is a link to a tutorial by Artist Bob Davies :

Hope to see you there

Dixon Gardens May 2

Once again we had beautiful weather for our May Colored Pencil Meeting.  It was nice to be out in the gardens to do some sketches and takes reference photos and enjoy some sunshine.