Thursday, October 31, 2013

November Meeting

Memphis Chapter CPSA
November Meeting
Saturday, November 2, 2013

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
8151 Chimneyrock Blvd.
10 AM to 12

Member Gus Staub will demonstrate his techniques using Derwent Inktense Pencils. 

As usual, members are encouraged to bring current colored pencil works for critiques.  Some of you may want to bring your workshop pieces, if you have worked on them since the workshop, or if you have tried out Nancy's techniques on new pieces. 

Hope to see you Saturday!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Memphis Chapter 21st Annual Exhibit

 The Memphis Annual Colored Pencil Exhibition opens
September 24, 2013 and runs through October 27, 2013 at St. George's Episcopal Church on 2425 S. Germantown Rd., Germantown, TN 38138.  The Commercial Appeal has a nice article about the exhibit and our upcoming colored pencil workshop that is being taught by Nancy Charles. Click on the link here, to read the story: Commercial Appeal story 

For workshop registration form, click on this link:

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

September Meeting

September Meeting
Field Trip to Brooks Museum in Overton Park
Saturday, September 7th
10 AM to Noon.

Meet at 10 at the entrance.

At the August Meeting:

Admiring Patty Simon's new drawing

Pam Flynt showing one of her latest drawings in progress.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

August Meeting Plans

CPSA August Meeting

Saturday, August 3, 2013
10 AM - Noon

Room 111 of the Family Life Center
 at St. Francis of Assisi Church 
8151 Chimneyrock Blvd.

In addition to our regular business meeting and member critiques, we will also be discussing our plans for our annual exhibition in October and the workshop in October.  

You may want to bring your exhibit projects for member critiques and an atc to exchange with other members.  

Local dues were due in June. If you have not paid your local annual dues, please bring them to the meeting.  

Thursday, July 11, 2013

CPSA Memphis Chapter Workshop in October 2013

CPSA Memphis Chapter
is Sponsoring a two day colored pencil workshop
with the award winning artist
Nancy Charles.

October 26th & 27th, 2013
Click on the picture below for more information.
You can save and print this document to send in with your deposit.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Happy Fourth of July!

From CPSA Memphis

There will be NO meeting in July.
Have a happy and safe holiday!

See you the first Saturday in August.
...for more information, check back in a few weeks.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

June CPSA Field Trip

June Field Trip

Memphis CPSA Chapter Meeting
Saturday, June 1, 2013
10 AM - ? 

374 Metal Museum Drive
Memphis, TN

Admission: $6.00
Seniors over 62 Adm. is $5.00

Bring your camera to get some reference photos for your future artwork. Hope to see you there! 

May critique session

May ATC exchange pieces

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

May CPSA Meeting

Memphis Chapter 
Colored Pencil Society of America

May Meeting ~ Saturday May 4th 
10:00 to Noon
Room 111 of the Family Life Center 
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
8151 Chimneyrock Blvd.

 At this meeting, we will have a “show and sell”. If you have any art supplies or books, etc. that you never use, bring them to sell or swap with the other members. This will be a good chance for you to clear out your cabinets of things that once looked like you might use, but you don’t. Or maybe you will find just the thing that you have been wanting to try out. 

Also if you want to participate in the Artist’s Trading Card swap, do a piece of colored pencil work 2.5” x 3.5”and bring it to swap with another member. This will be a regular feature of our meetings and it’s a fun way to build your own tiny art collection.

The April Meeting was held at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, where members took photos of the pretty Gardens. Shown in the photo is member Gus Staub, photographing some flowers. 

Congratulations to Gus for having his colored pencil drawing,  “Beach Trees”, accepted into CPSA 21st International Exhibition to be held July 31st through September 13th in Brea, California.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

April Field Trip/Meeting

Memphis Chapter
Colored Pencil Society of America

Our April meeting will be a field trip to Dixon Gallery and Gardens, to photograph the tulips in bloom.  Be sure and bring your camera!
We will meet at 10 AM at the front entrance.

That same day at the Dixon, is the annual Wildflower plant sale, for those that may be interested. Some may want to view the current exhibits in the Gallery also.  

Dixon Gallery and Gardens is located 
at 4339 Park Avenue, Memphis, TN 38117

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Colored Pencil Workshop in October 2013

CPSA Memphis Chapter will host a colored pencil workshop in October 2013.  Nancy Charles will be the instructor.  For more information click on this link:  

Class size will be limited. 
Send in your deposit to save your spot today! 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

CPSA March Meeting

Memphis Chapter CPSA
March Meeting
March 2, 2013

Saturday, March 2nd from 10 am to noon
Room 111
Family Life Center at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
8151 Chimneyrock Blvd.

Meeting Agenda:  Drawing Nature Still Life

If you have any nature items, bring them and we will set
them up in arrangements to draw and photograph.

Our exchange of Artist’s Trading Cards (ATC’s measure 2.5”x 3.5”  on any kind of paper or cardstock) will be an ongoing feature at our meetings. These little works of art can be done in a small amount of time, so get out your pencils and join in the fun.  It’s optional, but is a great chance for you to build a tiny art collection.

At our February meeting, member Susan Hyback presented an interesting program about how she uses watercolor pencils. Thank you Susan! 

See you Saturday! 

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Memphis CPSA February Meeting

Memphis CPSA Meeting
February 2nd, 2013
10 am to Noon
Room 111 
Family Life Center 
St. Francics of Assisi Catholic Church
8151 Chimney Rock Blvd.

For the program, Susan is going to show us how she uses watercolor pencils. Susan is a very good teacher as well as doing wonderful artwork, so don’t miss this.  Also, we will have an exchange of Artist’s Trading Cards (ATC’s), for those who want to participate. This is a great chance to get a tiny treasure from one of the other members and it’s always fun!  ATCs measure 2.5” X 3.5” and can be on any kind of paper.

At our January Meeting we had good discussions about backgrounds...

Hope to see you Saturday!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

ATCs and 2013 Schedule

New Page with our 2013 Schedule
If you will look on the right column of this page (Home page), you will see a list of the pages on this blog. One of those pages has the schedule of our meetings for 2013. 
Or you can click here:  Schedule

February ATC exchange reminder!
I just wanted to remind everyone of the February ATC exchange! Start working on yours today, if you haven't already. For anyone that is not a Chapter member, if you are interested in coming to our February Chapter meeting, we are having an ATC exchange at the meeting for those that want to participate.  Remember that ATCs are small works of art that are  2 1/2" x 3 1/2".   Use materials that are accepted in the CPSA guidelines.

Hope you will participate in our ATC exchange! Start working on one now! 

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

January 2013

CPSA Memphis
January Meeting
January 5, 2013
10 AM - 12 PM

Our first meeting of this year will be on Saturday, January 5th. 
It will begin at 10 am in room 111 of the Family Life Center at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church at 8151 Chimneyrock Blvd. 
Our program this month will be a meet and draw with a discussion on how to do backgrounds by Nancy Charles, Patty Simon and others. Don’t forget to bring your pencils and some paper to work on.

At each meeting everyone is invited to bring their latest works of art for a critique or any recommendations.

Hope to see you Saturday!