Colored Pencil paintings are gaining recognition in the art world; and today they are valued by galleries, museums, and private collectors.  The artists who work in this medium have joined together to further the exposure of colored pencil art by forming a non-profit organization known as the “Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA)” — founded in 1990 by Vera Curnow.

The Detroit chapter, founded in 1993, invites all interested parties to become a part of this steadily growing group of artists.  We welcome all who enjoy working in this medium and wish to support CPSA’s purpose in the promotion of colored pencil.  Our chapter meets six times each year on Saturday mornings.  We have guest speakers, demonstrations, workshops, and critiques.  Our members only newsletter, Drawing Together, is published bi-monthly with information on upcoming shows, workshops, meetings, activities, and issues pertaining to colored pencil art.

Benefits of Membership:

  1.     Six General Meetings/Year (Saturday mornings)

  1.     Guest speakers, demonstrations, colored pencil DVDs/videos, workshops,

     work-in-process and finished artwork critiques

  1.     Bi-Monthly Chapter Newsmagazines

  1.     Exhibitions, Special Events, Workshops, Field Trips


Detroit Chapter #104 of the Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA)

Our purpose is to promote the stature and awareness of colored pencil art as a viable art form and to provide a forum for the education of, communication with, and the recognition of colored pencil artists.

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