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.
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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
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NEXT MEETING:  Saturday, September 17, 2016
 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
 Topic: Digital Images of the Selected Entries for the CPSA International Exhibition

Artist for the Month of July:
Terry Tallis
To see more works by terry, visit her gallery page
Kindred Spirits  
Pat Averill
25th Annual DC 201 Colored Pencil Exhibition
First United Methodist Church
7355 SW Wilsonville Road
Wilsonville, OR 
"Wagon Wheels"
Terry Tallis
From the exhibit at the Aurora museum, south of Oregon City, Oregon.
 Explore This! 12
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 until January 31, 2017.
The following DC 201 members have had their artwork accepted into the show. Congratulations!

Don Griffith, CPX
Dee Wagoner, CPX  (CPX earned in 2016!)
CPSA 2016 International Exhibition
Important Dates and Deadlines
May 30 - June 10
June 21 
June 22- 24
June 25 - August 13
August 17 - 30
Arrival Dates for Artwork:
Final Jury / Award Selection:
Award Winners Notified:
Departure Dates for Artwork:
Juror: Michael W. Monroe
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
CPSA DC 201 October Workshop
Madcap Media! Using Colored Pencil 
in Mixed-Media Artwork
 Led by: Catherine Alexander
This will be a one-day workshop held at the First United Methodist Church on Saturday, October 15, 2016, from 9 am to 4 pm
There are only 20 spots, so register now!
The fee is $100 for members and $115 for non members
This is a wonderful opportunity to learn some new mixed-media techniques, especially for those interested in entering Explore This! exhibitions and earning their CPX signature status.