If you live in an area without a District Chapter, you may want to consider starting a new chapter. All it takes is an enthusiastic leader who is willing to find and work with other colored pencil artists toward that goal.
- To establish a local group of artists that shares a common interest in working with colored pencil and provide artistic growth for its members.
- To be part of a nation-wide organization and take advantage of its reputation, knowledge of the medium, and other resources.
- To help CPSA promote the colored pencil medium by sponsoring local exhibitions, workshops, and establishing a presence in your community.
To be covered under the nonprofit tax status of the national organization.
- The group must be located within the United States.
- The group must have at least fifteen members.
- Group members must be members in good standing of CPSA (the parent organization) prior to applying for chapter status.
- The group must meet regularly and choose a governing board of at least five officers (3 elected, 2 appointed).
- The group must meet at least twice each year. The core membership of the group should be in a geographical area enabling its members to meet regularly.
The group should be more than a reasonable driving distance from any existing CPSA District Chapter.
What is the procedure for becoming a chapter?
Step 1 Hold preliminary meetings to determine whether your group meets the requirements for becoming a CPSA chapter.
Step 2 Become familiar with CPSA policies.
Step 3 Elect officers and apply to the CPSA National Governing Board for District Chapter status.