Meetings and Events
  Upcoming Dates
For 2024

Online Exhibition
Date TBD

September 28,29 2024
Our Annual Workshop
with Patty Schmidt
at Keizer Cultural Center,
Keizer, OR

Dates TBD

November Potluck
(Date depends on Thanksgiving)

Wilsonville Public Library
 is located at
8200 SW Wilsonville Rd.
Wilsonville, OR. 97070
Directions to the Library:
Exit #283 from I-5
Go East on SW Wilsonville Rd for 6/10ths Mile
The library will be on your right.  Plenty of Parking! 

*Annual workshops require advance registration and payment. All other dates above are events free to chapter members. Guests may attend up to two meetings before joining.
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CPSA DC 201-Portland Chapter is seeking mixed media CP artist members to lead 2024 chapter events using mixed media with colored pencil. You can partner up with a buddy; present from the comfort of your art chair via ZOOM; ask members to raid their art supplies for a group share; or ask a child what they did in art class recently and to be your presentation buddy.    Contact Lori if you have some ideas!

Mixed media is our chapter's focus for 2024 to support our 
first Explore This! digital exhibition. Which brings me to...

Deadline for Explore This! 20 is November 15, 2024
Explore This! 20 Prospectus

"Let's Play with Paint, Ink, Crayons and Colored Pencils"  
presented by Pat Averill, CPSA

Video Link to a copy of this workshop from June 15th:

Click link to open the Crayon and Colored Pencil Demo.mp4 video file in Google Drive.
 (You do not need a Google account.)

Double Click the File to open the video within Google Docs. 
(You can select the option to download the video file to your computer and launch the video on your default video player. )

Click the Play button to launch the video. (Please note: this will not launch in ZOOM.)

Recommend: Download video file to your computer so you have a copy of the video. I do not post to YouTube because it is public and I cannot control access. Vimeo is a subscription or paid service. 

Pat's Colored Pencil Mixed Media Ink 
Pat's Colored Pencil Mixed Media Oil Pastel 
Pat Averill, CPSA is well known for her award winning dreamy, atmospheric landscapes. In 2021, Pat presented a step by step tutorial of her painting, ”Natural Realm” in CPSA’s To The Point magazine. Prepare to be led on a magical mixed media journey of scribbling in colors to capture the beautiful solitude of nature. 
"Neurographic Art"
from our January Workshop
presented by Karen Saleen
“It was such a FUN workshop!!!! This was such a great change of pace for me."  Sue Horwath

“This was fun! I tried not to think, but just did it.” – Pat Averill

"Thanks, Karen. It was actually just some nice creative play for a little while on Saturday. I’m usually so focused on creating something specific with my art that I never let myself have just purely escape time. So it was a great experience. 
We could almost charge for this! Thanks again! " —Rhonda Dicksion

Call for Art: by June 15th!
Founded in 1990, DC 201-Portland was the first district chapter formed by the CPSA organization. 
This year the Chapter Display Project will showcase the fabulous work created since the chapter was founded. 

How to Submit Your Contribution 
Submit one piece completed anytime after 1990 as a member of DC 201-Portland. The format should not be larger than 8’x10’. Originals and prints are accepted and will be returned with a self-addressed and stamped envelope (SASE). This year, original art is not required, but only art with a SASE can be returned by mail.
Deliver by Mail: July 15, 2024
Karen Saleen: saleenirisgarden(at)
Lori Loré: lorilore(at)
Digital images can be accepted, but prints preferred.

Save the Date!
​In this 2 day workshop Patricia will guide you through a series of exercises that teaches you to use watercolor for colored pencil in mixed media art.   The secret to painting backgrounds is controlling water and pigment.   Learn how to mix wet-into-wet watercolor to create beautiful colors once you know how to control the water! 

Patricia has taught watercolor, drawing and colored pencil classes as adjunct faculty for several colleges and at Sitka Center for Art and Ecology on the Oregon Coast.

A Two Day Workshop in 
Watercolor for Colored Pencil
presented by CPSA Charter Member
Patricia Schmidt
September 28 & 29, 2024
Keizer Art Association
located at the
Keizer Cultural Center