Colored Pencil Society of America members will participate in an artists’ reception from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the Philomath Museum as part of a new exhibit.

CPSA’s Portland District Chapter 201’s special exhibition, now in its 30th year, will remain in place at the museum until July 16.

“Good Morning” by CPSA’s CJ Worlein is an example of the pieces of colored pencil art on display at Philomath Museum. (Photo provided by Benton County Historical Society)

The Colored Pencil Society of America is a nonprofit founded in 1990 dedicated to artists working in colored pencil. Shortly after it had been established, CPSA created a network of local district chapters throughout the country to reach out to its members on a more personal level.

District Chapter 201 primarily serves Oregon and southern Washington.

As part of the event, the works will be judged and an awards ceremony will be held. A raffle will also be staged with the list of prizes including a deluxe wood boxed set of Lyra Rembrandt Professional Polycolor Pencils with a few extras included, two art books with a $75 Blick gift certificate and 10 packages of assorted pencil sets, pads and other drawing accouterments.

The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.