The Pencil Art Society is committed to contributing to the professional advancement of artists working primarily in pencil media and will do so by providing International pencil art exhibition opportunities, by promoting knowledge, skill and excellence in the use of pencil media, by creating both learning and teaching opportunities for pencil artists, by providing a means for pencil artists to connect and network together, by advocating for excellence in the quality of all pencil media and by working with like-minded organizations and individuals worldwide to advance our objectives.
ACCEPTED PENCIL MEDIA
The Pencil Art Society considers the following to be fine art media and acceptable for use by artists in its exhibitions:
coloured pencil (used dry and/or with solvent)
watersoluble pencils (used dry)
FOR MORE INFORMATION - and details of membership, please follow the link below
For many years, this web site has listed a number of International Societies who support Coloured Pencil Artists and we have provided links to their web sites.
For the review in 2013, all the listed societies were contacted through their websites
in the same way as you would do if you were seeking either information or membership.
Those who responded are featured in the early part of the listing,
those that did not reply are listed without a link at the bottom of the page.
If you are a member of any Coloured Pencil supporting society and feel that your organisation should be represented and linked to this page, please ask someone from your society to get in touch with me.
With over 18,000 site visitors a month, ‘Topics’ can be a valuable connection with potential members.
However, we have no wish to provide links that are not wanted, and the data relating to the old Society links has now been removed and replaced by those shown above who have kept in touch
We therefore only list organisations that do appreciate the connection
In the past, links have also been provided from this site to the organisations listed below,
Colored Pencil Society of America ( CPSA )
Colored Pencil Society of Canada
Coloured Pencil Society of Denmark
The Japan Colored Pencil Society
As at the date of the page review ( January 2016 )
none of these organisations have responded to requests for data to update or include their entries.
The Australian Society of Coloured Pencil Artists
I see ( October 2015) a recent arrival on the Society scene with a new group formed in Australia. They write….. The object of the Australian Society of Coloured Pencil Artists is to foster the practice and appreciation of coloured pencil art within Australia. We aim to bring together coloured pencil artists and art lovers and showcase coloured pencil as an archival, dynamic, easily accessible and versatile fine art medium. The Society hopes to assist the initiation and facilitation of coloured pencil groups and chapters throughout Australia so as to bring coloured pencil artists together. We will encourage and promote coloured pencil tuition and workshops, exhibitions and publications. Membership is open to coloured pencil artists of all levels, from emerging to professional, and art lovers both within Australia and internationally.
For those Topics readers who are fluent in French, or have translation facilities available to them, this occasional magazine is published in France and celebrated five years of publishing last November with an anniversary edition of over 60 pages of very well produced content. The Magazine is free, and well worth investigating.
I know the Pencil Topics site is easily translated ( at least I hope it is ! ) into a whole range of languages, but at present I have yet to find the magic solution to translating other non - English language sites. I will post an update when I know more.
HOWEVER, In 2015 We have agreed with Crayons de Couleur that we may republish articles from some of their older editions.
This has involved some careful translation and that takes time. You will find two or three sample items in the new section opened up in our Topics listing. If anyone out there is willing to do a bit of translation for us from French to English, I have two or three more excellent articles I would like to include here………….