Monday, July 6, 2009

Summer Updates from CPSA

We’re about ready to pack our bags for the Atlanta, GA area. The show has been hung and all indications are that it looks stunning. The gallery is large, well-lit and there’s plenty of room to view the artwork.


Whether you will be able to attend the exhibition or not, we can provide a way for you to enjoy the artwork. We are currently putting together a DVD of the 17th Annual International Exhibition in combination with the other 2009 Show, the Explore This! 5 Online Exhibition. There are actually 4 slide shows included on the DVD -- each image from each show and the awards from each show. The cost of the DVD is only $18.00 for US residents and $21.00 for all others (US Funds). Even if you make it to the exhibition you will want to have a reminder of the images that you have seen. You can order your DVD at our website at the following link. The DVD will be ready for shipping in late August 2009. (More Info about Exhibition DVD)


If you've been to a CPSA Convention you have experienced our Silent Auction–a very popular event. A number of Signature Members and past award winners contribute small pieces of art (maximum size 11 x 14”) which are displayed in our Hospitality Suite Wednesday and Thursday during Convention Week. Attendees are encouraged to bid on these artworks as they visit the hospitality room and then during the Members Meeting on Thursday evening, the bidding gets really intense. Near the end of the evening the bids are collected and the lucky bidders go home with a highly collectible piece of art. You can see images of most of these contributions at the following link. Silent Auction You must be present to win.


As we announced in the previous blog entry, our fundraiser this year will include two winners. The two prizes have been donated by our members, Ester Roi and Cynthia C. Morris. Both Ester’s Icarus Drawing Board and Cynthia’s Carry-Go-Round pencil holder will be wonderful additions to an artist’s studio. Tickets are $1 ea or 6 for $5 and are available at the website and will be available in the Hospitality Room at the Convention. The drawing will be Thursday evening at the Membership Meeting. You do not have to be present to win -- but it is exciting if you are! LINK-

CPSA is very proud to have not only great artists as members, but we also have very generous patrons, sponsors, district chapters, and manufacturers who lend support to our causes and events. More info about our Patrons and Sponsors can be found at this link. For the 17th Annual Exhibition, we would particularly like to thank the following award donors:

Platinum Donors
Colored Pencil Society of America

Gold Donors
Dixon Ticonderoga Company
Sanford Prismacolor
Staedtler, Inc.
Family and Friends of Sharon Tietjen, CPSA

Silver Donors
Canson Fine Art Papers
Caran d’Ache of Switzerland (Creative Art Materials)
Derwent Fine Art Pencils
Faber-Castell USA
Legion Paper
Friends of Robert Guthrie, CPSA
Gainesville, FL District Chapter 113
Metro Washington, D.C. District Chapter 109 - MONA

Bronze Donors
Airfloat Systems, Inc.
Blick Art Materials
Chartpak Inc.
Crescent Cardboard Company
General Pencil Company
Walter Foster Publishing
Atlanta, GA District Chapter 107
Chicago, IL District Chapter 103
Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX District Chapter 214
Detroit, MI District Chapter 104
Los Angeles, CA District Chapter 214
Manchester, NH District Chapter 112
Portland, OR District Chapter 201
Raleigh/Durham, NC District Chapter 114
St. Augustine, FL District Chapter 117
Anonymous Individual

and the
Friends of CPSA