Zoom Members Meeting!

Our November meeting featured a recap and slideshow of our annual gallery show which is still available to view on our website. Select the 2020 Online Show tab in the menu. A recap from those who attended Andie Burchett's Colored Pencil and Markers workshop agreed that it was an amazing and informative workshop. Andie was engaging, thorough, and passed along some interesting tips. Dava Dahlgran shared her piece from the workshop.

During the 'Show & Tell' time members showed off pieces they have been working on or recently completed. Congratulations was extended to Tracy Frein for his article in Drawing Magazine, Gail Collier for her 20 year mark with CPSA and Jeanne Bogar for earning her CPSA status. Members were then invited to participate in an optional and fun Holiday trading card event.

Upcoming meetings for 2021:

January 17, 2021. There will be a short discussion about the upcoming Midwest Color Show, to be scheduled in October 2021, with Detroit Chapter participating in Chicago. Tentative venue is Prairie Center for the Arts,  Schaumburg IL. This exhibit typically runs for one month and will feature a 2-day workshop with Melissa Miller Nece, “Secret Weapons of Colored Pencil.” We chose this topic by group vote last spring.


There will also be a mini-workshop and demos by Pam Luer. Pam is an artist from Minnesota, and will demonstrate a variety of media and techniques, including watercolor pencils, sketchbooks, photos and life drawing, and studio tips. You may view her work at www.pamluer.com and on Facebook.


February 21, 2021 Members’ Critique. This critique will feature members sharing and commenting on our chapter artwork in preparation for the CPSA International Exhibit (Cincinnati, OH, August 2021), and the Midwest Color Exhibit (Chicago, October, 2021).


March 21, 2021 Demos with guest presenter Diana Garrett. Diana will demonstrate using a variety of Golden Products with colored pencils, transparent watercolor, and other media and surfaces. Her website is www.dianagarrettdesigns.com.

April 18, 2021 Board position nominations for Secretary and Vice-President for a two-year term. Chapter convention piece art project led by Emily Weichbrod using Shrinky-Dink material. Details to follow. We hope this meeting will be able to be held in person.

May 16, 2021 Election of Secretary and Vice-President for our Chapter Board. Tentative: an outdoor venue draw-together or mini-workshop. Continue work on Midwest Color Show planning and projects.

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