The Memphis Chapter of the Colored Pencil Society of American recently held their annual Christmas get together in the beautiful home of our President, Carla Sexton. We enjoyed a wonderful dinner with homemade chicken pot pie along with several dishes prepared by members of the group. The group held the traditional art exchange of small colored pencil artworks, shown in the photo above.
Shown here is our Chapter President, Carla Sexton, standing with the subject of her colored pencil piece on the right, Jimmy Ogle. Mr. Ogle was our tour guide on our Chapter tour of downtown Memphis a few months ago. This portrait of Mr. Ogle was on display at our annual Colored Pencil show at the A2H in Lakeland, Tennessee during the months of October through November.
The Memphis Chapter held its annual Colored Pencil Art Show at A2H Architectural Firm in Lakeland, TN this year. The artists reception was held on the first evening of the show. Our visiting workshop artist, Linda Wesner, was the judge for this years exhibition. Linda did a wonderful job choosing from all of the beautiful art in the show.
Linda is show here in the middle in the blue top, talking to some of the artists and guests to the show.
The Memphis Chapter of CPSA hosted a colored pencil workshop last Saturday and Sunday to go along with the opening of the annual group show at the A2H architectural firm. Linda Wesner was the instructor for the workshop and the judge for the show.
The workshop was very informative and enjoyed by several colored pencil artists. The group enjoy learning about Linda's ideas on landscapes, composition, and artistic expression with colored pencils.
Here are some pictures from the workshop. Next, I will be posting some photos from the reception that was held on Friday evening.
I'm just back from the 2009 CPSA convention and exhibition where I was privileged to represent the Memphis Chapter at the Presidents forum that met with the CPSA board of Directors and with each other to discuss Chapter ideas and National News. I filled in for our President and enjoyed learning about what goes on in the background.
June 6th, the Memphis Chapter will meet downtown Memphis for their June meeting. The group will be touring and photographing architecture in downtown Memphis. This would be a great time to get references for a new piece for the group show at the A2H Architecture Firm in October. The group will meet at the entrance of the Cotton Museum which is at Union and Front Street. The walking tour will be guided by historian Jimmy Ogle. There will be no charge for the guided tour.
Mr. Ogle will give a short presentation at 10:00, then the walking tour along some interesting areas of downtown Memphis.
In case you missed this announcement, they have posted the list of colored pencil artists who have been accepted into the show that will be held in Atlanta this year. You will find the list here: CPSA Website.
The Memphis group met at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art today, April 4th. They enjoyed viewing the Quilt Exhibit and the pretty gardens outside.
Plans are being finalized for the colored pencil workshop and exhibit that our Chapter will host this fall. Plans were also made to schedule a guest demonstrator for our May meeting and a field trip in June, to take pictures of the interesting architecture in downtown Memphis. More details will be included in our next newsletter.
The Memphis Chapter CPSA ~ Colored Pencil Society of America
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At our March Chapter meeting, we met at the home of member, Juanita and Loren Reed. The group had pizza and delicious desserts provided by Juanita and other members. After our business meeting, we watched the CD of the National CPSA Exhibition from last years show in Seattle. We also had our annual art exchange between members who wanted to participate. Here is a picture of the group holding the colored pencil art that they received in the exchange.
Our April meeting will be held at the Brooks Art Gallery at 10:00.
More details will be included in the April newsletter.