The Colored Pencil Society of America is a nonprofit organization formed in 1990, with 22 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 20 , 2018
 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

​ Topic: TBA
Artist for the 
Month of January
Kay Schmidt, CPSA, CPX
To see more works by Kay, visit her gallery page
Kindred Spirits  
Pat Averill, CPSA
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.
Important Dates and Deadlines:
February 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018: Explore This! 13 online exhibition posted at
Juror: Trudi C. Van Dyke
25th Annual CPSA 2017 International Exhibition
Juror: Joann Moser
Congratulations to these DC 201 members with work appearing in the 2017 show:
Donna Graham
Donald Griffith, CPX
Kay Schmidt, CPSA, CPX
25th Annual DC 201 Colored Pencil Exhibition

Best of Show:
First Place:
Second Place:
Third Place:
Fourth Place:
Merit Award:
Merit Award:
Merit Award:
Merit Award:

Great Horned Owl - Dana Word
Mardi Dog -Terri Neal
Dare Ya!Pat Averill, CPSA
Orenco Hydrangea -Suzanne Jones
A Grampa Moment -CJ Worlein, CPSA
​Forever Yours - Teresa Allen, CPSA
Positively PoinsettiaCarol Morrison
Salad - Vicky Vickery
Nola Attitude - Nancy Rogge
Congratulations to all the award winners:
Best of Show:
"Great Horned Owl" 
by Dana Ward 
Teresa Allen, CPSA
Pat Averill, CPSA
Kelly Collins, CPSA
Donna Graham
Richard Helmick, CPX
Terri Neal
These six DC 201 members have 
had their artwork accepted into the show. Congratulations!
Time to renew membership
Kay Schmidt, CPSA, CPX
26th Annual
Colored Pencil Society of America
International Exhibition
Entries Accepted
Selected Artists Announced
Arrival Dates for Artwork
Award winners Notified
Artwork Return shipping
Important Dates and Deadlines
December 15–March 31
May 1
June 25–29
July 15 or sooner
September 10–24
Annual CPSA Convention August 1–4, 2018
Convention registration opens January 15, 2018
Juror: Mark Pascale