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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.
September 8 Meeting will be by ZOOM
Please join us in support of the installation of our new officers:
President - Mary Tougas, Vice President - Mattea Truppe
Treasurer - Pat Buckert, Secretary - Jane Bowman.
There will be some surprises and a very special door prize for those that attend. The CPPG 10th Anniversary Celebration will be postponed until we are meeting in person again.
Next Judged Show is September 11
Have you registered yet for the September Show? September 7 is the deadline for registration.
September 11 from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. will be drop-off of paintings, and pick-up of paintings from May show. Due to the current spread of COVID the September 12 show reception has been cancelled. All the info about entering the show can be found on the CPPG website including the registration forms and the guidelines for paintings and framing. Be sure to send a photo of your unframed entry to Sally Guerette at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any questions can be directed to Ellen Miller (352-350-6280) or Cathy Stone (864-275-9001).
Cynthia Knox Zoom Workshop October 18 and 20
This two-day ZOOM workshop is scheduled for October 18 and 20 and the fee is $200. Go to the Village Art Workshops website for information on registering. Please register early as it will be open to the public starting September 15.
A CPPG sweepstakes is being offered and a winner will be selected at the October 13th meeting. If you have already registered and you win, you will receive 1/2 of your registration cost from the guild. If you have not yet registered, the guild will pay half of your fee. There will be 1 lucky winner and 1 backup. The Cynthia Knox Sweepstakes Form can be found on this website under the WORKSHOP tab.
Colored Pencil 1 Class at the Village Art Center with Mary Tougas and Diane Dumas
Unfortunately, due to the spread of COVID, we have decided to postpone these classes. Hopefully we will be able to reschedule soon.
Laurel Manor and Lake Miona Workshops
Pat Buckert is hosting the Laurel Manor and Lake Miona workshops while Rudie is recuperating. Laurel Manor workshops are held the first and third Monday of the month at 9:30 a.m. and the Lake Miona workshop is held on the fourth Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. If you are able, mask-up and stop in and say "Hi"!
The Rohan workshop is held the third Wednesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. Be sure to stop by to see Victoria!
Everglades Workshop with Mary Tougas
The Everglades Workshop is very popular and it is a great place for those new to colored pencil to get started with the medium. So why not stop in and bring a friend along? The Everglades workshop is held the third Thursday of the month at 1:00 p.m.
For the month of September only, this workshop will be at the Fenney Recreation Center.