Monday, October 31, 2011

CPSA DC 219 - Gallery Show!

The announcement from Sharon over at the Old Shool House Gallery went out this weekend - so here's a sneak peek and reminder in case you are not on the gallery email-list:
November is right around the corner and The Old Schoolhouse Gallery has an exciting opening planned for Friday the 4th from 5 to 8pm.  We are proud to host the annual Colored Pencil Society show which will feature new work from some of the most talented local artists.  Come see what they can do with the lowly pencil and paper--you'll be amazed! 
The gallery is also pleased to be showcasing the work of two of our own artists: 
V. Adair Peterson will be showing us what she's recently accomplished in three very different media: fused glass, egg tempera and acrylics.  The spectrum of Adair's work is truly amazing and must be seen "in person" to be fully appreciated!
And last but not least, we will be featuring new work by Lois Bradley.  As many of you may know, in addition to her work as a fine artist and illustrator, Lois is responsible for most of the gallery's marketing efforts, including our website.  Lois was recently celebrated as be "A Local Treasure" by the city of Albuquerque. 
So please come join us for a glass of wine or cider by the fireplace while you peruse the latest work by our local talent!  Hope to see you here!

And don't forget: For anyone that cannot make it up to the gallery for drop-off in person on WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2 Please meet Jeff and Les THIS MORNING at the Einstein Bagel at Tramway and Central - 10am.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Show Promotion: CALL FOR ARTWORK (Digital Images)

Hello CPSA- 219 members,

I am writing to ask for your help promoting our upcoming show at the School House Gallery. The gallery is requesting a few digital images of colored pencil paintings to promote this event. I believe we can show the variety of colored pencil work by submitting a few digital images from the variety of diverse work by our talented members. If you have digital images of your work please submit them as soon as possible to Melinda Beavers: melinda (at) melindabeavers (dot) com

I want to thank everyone for your attendance at the monthly meetings and supporting our efforts in promoting colored pencil art.

CPSA- 219 President
Jeff Stephenson

Monday, October 17, 2011

Upcoming Show: Old School House Gallery, Nov. 2nd

Hello CPSA 219 Members! We have a quickly approaching new show event to prepare for. To the left is the Prospectus and entry form for our upcoming Old School House Gallery show, that will hang for the month of November - all pertinent information is included within this document.

There are three ways to fill out and submit this form:
1) Simply click on the image to the left and link to the PDF version that can be downloaded or printed, fill it out and bring it to our Oct 22nd meeting.

2) Copies of the Prospectus will be available at the Oct 22nd meeting, so bring your information and fill out the form at the meeting.

3) This blog post has been emailed to all members with email addresses, a Word Document version of the entry form is attached to the email - simply open it and either print it out and bring it to the Oct 22nd meeting or complete the form digitally and email it as details within the form instruct, to Les Lamkin.

Some important dates:
OCT 22nd : Our CPSA monthly meeting; All printed & written entry forms MUST BE DELIVERED to board member, Les Lamkin at this meeting. *Also, anyone not available to deliver artwork to the gallery on the set delivery date can bring artwork to this meeting to be collected and delivered to the gallery by board members.

Oct 28th : We must receive all emailed entry forms by this date, in order to prepare labels for the show.

NOV 2nd : Artwork Delivery - 12pm-6pm - Old School House Gallery - 12504 North Highway 14 (1/4 mile north of Frost Road), San Antonito, NM.

NOV 4th : Opening Reception, 5pm-8pm

NOV 27th, 30th, & DEC 1st : Pick-Up artwork from the gallery, between 12pm-6pm

*Special Note:
*Please number and label each piece with its corresponding entry number (ex: Entry #1) on the back of the framed artwork.
Any members with email that know members without email - please share information included here to make sure everyone knows about and is prepared for the event and its details.

Let's make this a super-successful show and annual event!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Our New Chapter Brochures

Just wanted to let all our members know that our new chapter brochures have been printed and will be available at our next meeting (Oct 22nd, 2011 -- see sidebar for details).

I would like to thank all our contributing artist members for submitting their work to be featured and help promote our group! Thanks to Audrey Minard, Betty Lehnus, Mike Austin, Rex Barron and Shirley Levy!

We encourage you all to take a few brochures to have on hand to pass out to friends, family and/or acquaintances.

Please be prepared to renew your dues at tour upcoming October meeting as well!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A Message from Midge

Our CPSA meeting on Sept 24th was missing many members and we missed you!

Please save the date of Oct. 22nd for our next meeting, 12-3pm - our regular time. The program will be Artist Trading Cards (ATC). I know we had an ATC program previously scheduled before this meeting, but this one will be different.

Please bring your pencils, some blank cards and mixed media. Items will be presented for you to work with but please bring your ideas! Samples will be available also. Let's get ATC going in our area.

Please Note: Save Nov. 19th for a meeting (due to the holiday, BCSC will be closed on our usually scheduled Saturday). Remember we do not have a meeting in December.

See you on Oct. 22nd!