Start a District Chapter

If you live in an area without a district chapter, you may wish 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.

For additional information, email the district chapter development director.

REASONS FOR STARTING A NEW CHAPTER

  • 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 nationwide organization and take advantage of its reputation, knowledge of the medium, and other resources.
  • To continue to grow your chapter and CPSA as a whole.
  • 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.

REQUIREMENTS FOR STARTING A CHAPTER

  • The group must be located within the United States.
  • The group must have at least 15 members (and hopefully more).
  • 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 5 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
Falling Water XVI, Erwin Lewandowski, CPSA

PROCEDURE FOR STARTING A CHAPTER

STEP 1
Hold preliminary meetings to determine whether your group meets the requirements for becoming a CPSA chapter and is committed to the idea.

STEP 2
Become familiar with CPSA policies.

STEP 3
Elect officers and apply to the CPSA national governing board for district chapter status.