Welcome to our Website
Our goal is to promote the use of Colored Pencil as a fine art medium. With that objective in mind, the Colored Pencil Painters Guild was established in August of 2011.
Membership is open to residents of The Villages, FL, who are interested in Colored Pencil art work. Our Guild is comprised of members from beginner to advanced artists.
Our activities revolve around the advancement in education for all of our members and we encourage member participation in our events. Activities include Open Workshops, Monthly Programs and Judged Shows. Teachers are available to provide guidance at our Open Workshops. Monthly Meetings feature programs geared toward furthering our skills as artists. These programs include presentations by both our member artists and teachers and by others in the greater art community who have Colored Pencil knowledge and experience.
Due to the pandemic, all meetings, workshops and events are cancelled or postponed until September 2020. If due to an increase in COVID-19 cases the start date is postponed, we will inform you by email.
September 19 Judged Show at Lake Miona Recreation Center
We are waiting to determine if we can hold our usual CPPG Judged Show on September 19. It will depend on the number of infections in this area as we get closer to that date. If we do have it, we are planning to hang the paintings in Lake Miona and have the official judging that day. However, the Sunday reception will not be held. Instead, we will send out photos of the entries and you will be able to stop by Lake Miona at your leisure to view the paintings.
Please Renew Your Membership by Mail
Don't forget to renew your membership by mail! If you have not renewed your membership dues to cover you from October 1, 2020, through September 30, 2021, you can do so by June 30 by mailing your check, made out to CPPG in the amount of $15.00, to Sondra Dwiggins, 1209 Oak Forest Drive, The Villages, FL 32162.
Laurel Manor Exhibit
If the virus allows, the CPPG Laurel Manor Exhibit is scheduled to run from Monday, September 7, 2020 (Hang) to Monday, January 4, 2021 (Take Down). For more information contact Sue Franz at (352) 750-0952
Space is limited and as a result, only those received until the maximum is reached will be accepted. The entry forms are available at www.pencilpainters.com. Please get your entry form in early as it must be received 7 days before the exhibit begins. Artwork must be received between 9:00 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. on the above change-out dates. Late entries will not be accepted.
Colored Pencil Classes
Fashion Show & Lunch - Demshar's with Fashions by Chico's and Soma - Postponed
Thank you to all of you that bought tickets to benefit our annual CPPG Art Award. As many of us were looking forward to the Fashion Show and Lunch which was scheduled for March 30, it is certainly disappointing that the current coronavirus guidelines will prevent us from holding the event at this time. But rather than cancelling, we have decided to postpone it until a future date. Because of the changing situation, we can't determine the new date yet, but your current tickets will be valid for the rescheduled date. Demshars and Chico's have agreed to work with us to help us reschedule.
We are hoping that you will be able to make the new date. However, if you would prefer a refund now, we will be happy to refund your ticket price. Once we have rescheduled the event, if you find that you are unable to make make the rescheduled date, you will be able to request a refund at that time. Please contact Marie Rosich with any refund requests.
If you have invited non-members to the event, please communicate this message to them.