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About District Chapter 114 Raleigh-Durham NC

The nonprofit Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA) was founded in 1990 by Vera Curnow and represents almost 2,000 members worldwide who work with the versatile medium of colored pencil.  It supports district chapters throughout the United States. 


The CPSA District Chapter 114 Raleigh-Durham, based in Cary, North Carolina, was founded in 2000.  The chapter serves its members by providing opportunities for education, workshops, networking, and art exhibitions showcasing the fine art of colored pencil.  Several chapter members teach classes in colored pencil.  Our chapter supports colored pencil artists throughout the Carolinas.  

For information on the national Colored Pencil Society of America, visit the society’s website at   If you are interested in becoming a member of CPSA District Chapter 114,  visit our

How to Join page for more information.

You are welcome to attend one of our bi-monthly meetings and discover what we are all about.  We meet at Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Avenue, Cary NC on the dates listed below.  However due to the ongoing pandemic, our chapter meetings for the remainder of 2020 may not be held in person. Check back for updates on the status of future meetings.  For an interactive map to the meeting location, visit our How to Join page.

January 11, 2020

March 14, 2020

May 9, 2020

July 11, 2020

September 12, 2020

November 14, 2020

We also host Open Studio on Mondays from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon at the Stonebridge Clubhouse, 405 Emerywood Drive, Stonebridge Subdivision, Raleigh, off I-540. All are welcome to attend. Join us for quality time working on our latest artwork, valuable critiquing and learning, along with great friendships and conversation with fellow artists. Please note that this activity is currently cancelled until further notice.

CPSA remains firmly dedicated to the fundamental principles of inclusion and diversity, and to racial justice as an inalienable human right.

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