The Colored Pencil Society of America is a nonprofit organization formed in 1990, with 21 active U.S. chapters dedicated to artists working with colored pencil. District Chapter 201 was the very first district chapter, also formed in 1990 under the national organization. More about our chapter.
DC 201 serves Oregon and Southern Washington CPSA members. 
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At the May 2011 meeting we introduced our proposal for creating local "colored pencil circles" (CPCs) under the Portland DC 201 umbrella for our artists who live more than an hour from the Wilsonville meetings. We'll continue to talk more about CPCs at future meetings. Download the PDF
Proposed: Local "Colored Pencil Circles"
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NEXT MEETING:  Saturday, January 21, 2017
 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
Topic: "Abstraction in Art"by Richard Helmick, CPX

ATC: "Arabesque"
Artist for the Month of December:
Denise L Zanetta
To see more works by Denise, visit gallery page
Kindred Spirits  
Pat Averill
25th Annual DC 201 Colored Pencil Exhibition
First United Methodist Church
7355 SW Wilsonville Road
Wilsonville, OR 
 Explore This! 13
Explore This! is the online exhibition CPSA hosts to explore using colored pencil with other media. It also allows three-dimensional structure, bas relief, collage and other applications not eligible for entry in the CPSA International Exhibition.The exhibition will be on the CPSA website from February 1, 2017 until January 31, 2018.
CPSA 2016 International Exhibition
Patty II - CJ Worlein, CPSA
My Happy Place - Pat Averill, CPSA 
Curly Hair - Pat Jackman
Hope is a Thing with Feathers - Dee Wagoner, CPX
In the Beginning Donna Lee
​Spring Fling - Carol Morrison
Greeting the Morning - Vicky Vickery
Pink Rose in the Rain - Denise L. Zanetta
Golden Gordes - Don Griffith, CPX
Best of Show:
First Place:
Second Place:
Third Place:
Fourth Place:
Merit Award:
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Congratulations to all the award winners:
Best in Show
Patty II
by CJ Worlein, CPSA
The following DC 201 members have had their artwork accepted into the show: Congratulations!
Pat Averill, CPSA
Kelly Collins, CPSA
Richard Helmick, CPX
Pat Jackman 
Kay Schmidt, CPSA
CJ Worlein, CPSA
Congratulations Richard Helmick, CPX for his "Award for Distinction"
Pink Rose in the Rain
by Denise L Zanetta
Time to Renew Membership 
Important Dates and Deadlines:
September 15, 2016: First day to submit entries at CaFÉ™
November 15, 2016: Deadline for entries
January 15, 2017: Acceptance list posted at
February 1, 2017: Awards revealed on CPSA website
February 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018: Explore This! 13 online exhibition posted at
Juror: Trudi C. Van Dyke