What We Are:
The Tucson Colored Pencil Artists' Association (TCPAA) is an informal, nonprofit group of artists based in Tucson, Arizona, that meets once a week to draw, socialize, share ideas and art techniques, and promote colored pencil as a fine art medium.
TCPAA members range from artists brand new to colored pencil to accomplished, award winning colored pencil artists. Some members are interested only in pursuing colored pencil as a means of self expression, others are participating in national and international art shows, selling their artwork, or even teaching colored pencil art classes. TCPAA extends an open invitation to artists interested in working with colored pencil. Please see our "Contact" page for membership details.
The TCPAA sponsors workshops in Tucson, typically twice a year, which are offered to all TCPAA members for a small fee. The workshops, taught by professional, nationally recognized artists, focus on a wide variety of colored pencil applications, from photo realism and Trompe L'Oeil to abstract collage, and from paper to mylar, stone, and other surfaces.
TCPAA colored pencil exhibitions are held periodically in the Tucson area. Previous colored pencil shows have been held at the Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum, the Murphey Gallery at St. Philips in the Hills, the Tucson Museum of Art, the Western National Parks Association Gallery, the Tucson Botanical Garden, and other venues.
TCPAA will have an exhibit for the month of April at the Unity Church, 3617 N. Camino Blanco, just south of River Road in Tucson. The pieces in this show will be either 100% Colored Pencil or at least 75% colored pencil with other media such as ink, pastel, etc. and will be on display April 1st through April 30th.
The TCPAA Newsletter, published six times a year, gives details about the events sponsored by the Organization and highlights the accomplishments of it's members. Subscription information can be found on the "Contact" page of this web site.
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