Tuesday, December 29, 2009

January Meeting

January Meeting
Memphis Chapter
Colored Pencil Society of America

Our January Meeting will take place January 2, 2010 at 10 am at St. Francis of Assisi at 8151 Chimneyrock Blvd. in Germantown. We will be looking at slides from Linda Wesner.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Party

Memphis Chapter of Colored Pencil Society
Christmas Party

Art Exchange Participants

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.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Our President

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.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Artists' Reception

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.

'Autumn Show' by Patty Simon ~ Best of Show
'Silent Repose' by Susan Hyback ~ Purchase Award
'Golden Fleece'
by Susan Hyback
2nd place
'Blue Green Depths'
Honorable Mention

'Afternoon in the Park'
'Through the Trees'

'The Door'
'Fall Flicker'

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Linda Wesner Workshop

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.

Linda Wesner presenting to the group.

Linda Wesner demonstrating to the group.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Workshop and District Show

District Chapter 108 Memphis is sponsoring a workshop!
Linda Wesner
2 Day Colored Pencil Workshop
October 17th - 18th
Fee: $185 for CPSA Members
$200 for Non-Members
$50 deposit
Deadline for $50 deposit to sign up is Oct. 1st!
Be sure to send your deposit to Janice Ingram.
To get information email: jingram28@bellsouth.net
CPSA DC 108 is having its 17th Annual Group Show
October 15th - November 12th, 2009
Location: Askew, Hargraves, Harcourt & Associates, Inc., (A2H)
3009 Davies Plantation Road
Lakeland, TN 38002
Reminder to Members: The deadline for entry forms is coming up!
Registration deadline: Must be postmarked no later than October 3, 2009
Entry Fee: $30 for CPSA members/ $35 for Non-CPSA member for up to
3 entries.
See the prospectus for eligibility and specification requirements!
Important dates to remember:
Postmark deadline for entries: October 3, 2009
Deliver artwork to A2H: Thursday, October 15, 2009 12:00-1:00 pm
Dates of Exhibition: October 15 - November 12, 2009
Artist's Reception: Friday, October 16, 2009 6:30-8:00
Pickup of artwork from A2H: Thursday, November 12, 2009 12:00 - 1:00

Monday, August 3, 2009

CPSA Award Winners 2009

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.

I also enjoyed seeing the beautiful Colored Pencil artwork that is on display at the Hudkins Center for the Arts in Duluth, Georgia. The winners are shown on the CPSA website here: http://www.cpsa.org/GALLERY/WINNERS2009/AG2009.html

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Happy Fourth of July!

Because the first Saturday in the month coming up
is July 4th, we will skip having a meeting this month.
The next meeting will be from
10:00 until noon on Saturday, August 1st
in room 112 at St. Francis.
Bob Guthridge will do a presentation on photography (nature).
We will also work on planning this year’s exhibit and workshop.
More information will be posted soon about the exhibit and workshop.

Congratulations to Mary Lawrence Allen!
She is having a solo exhibit entitled
“Celebrating Green in Tune with Nature”
in the main gallery at Memphis Botanic Gardens
July 1 thru August 3rd, 2009.

Monday, June 8, 2009

June Meeting in Downtown Memphis

We had a presentation at the Cotton Museum, a guided walking tour of some Memphis architecture, shopping at Rivertown Gallery, and then lunch at the Majestic. It was a very enjoyable.

Jimmy Ogle ~ Tour Guide

Gus taking pictures of the interesting architecture.

A stop at the Rivertown Gallery in downtown Memphis.

Friday, June 5, 2009

CPSA Meeting and Convention News

Walking Tour of Downtown Memphis
June Meeting
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 OglAlign Centere. 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.

Convention News
Check the Colored Pencil Society of America blog for information about reservations for the convention in Atlanta. The convention Hotel is the Marriott Atlanta at Gwinneth Place.

Monday, May 4, 2009

17th Annual CPSA Artist Selections Announced

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.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Meeting in May...

Our next meeting will be Saturday, May 2 at 10:00 am to noon at the Family Life Center at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church at 8151 Chimneyrock Blvd.

Nancy Charles will be doing a program for us at this meeting. She will show some of her artwork and talk about how she produces them. Don’t miss this one!

October Colored Pencil Show:
Our October show will be held at the A2H architecture firm. Start working on your new pieces for this show now!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

April Meeting at the Brooks Museum

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.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

The New Memphis CPSA Chapter Blog

The Memphis Chapter CPSA ~ Colored Pencil Society of America

This blog will be for our chapter news and artist spotlights. Those of you who are members of our chapter may want to bookmark this page and I will send out emails whenever I post an update. If you choose to, you may sign up for a Blogger account (free) and set up a profile and follow the blog easily. If you have a blog or website, please let me (Beth) know so I can create a link to it on the sidebar. You will find my email in the Chapter Directory.

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.