Past Exhibit Closed on June 4, 2023
Colored Pencil Society of America – Phoenix Chapter 212
Cultivating Colors is a brilliant exhibit featuring the beautiful florals and amazing plant life of Arizona. The first colored pencils appeared in the 19th century and were used for “checking and marking” in documents. In 1834, Staedtler, a German company owned by Johann Sebastian Staedtler, invented colored oil pastel pencil. In the early 20th century, the production of colored pencils for art purposes commenced. This exhibit highlights a wide spectrum of techniques, surfaces, and creativity that only colored pencil can offer. The Phoenix Chapter of the Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA) is a part of a national nonprofit organization. Members of the Society exhibit their work throughout the county and conduct workshops and lectures. There will be an opportunity to meet the artists at the opening reception on Saturday, January 7, 2023, from 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.