Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Year 2009 Marches On Toward 2010

Explore This! 6 Online Exhibition

With the 17th International Exhibition over, it’s time for us to move on to the Explore This! 6 Online Exhibition. The entry period will open on September 15th at the CaFE ( website and the Prospectus is available now at the website. This is a great opportunity for artists who like to use colored pencil with other media. Acceptance in this show qualifies towards the CPX signature status (3 shows within a 10 year period).

Basic Information:
Entry deadline: Nov 15, 2009
Show Dates: Feb. 1, 2010 - January 31, 2011
Juror: Barbara Grazul Hubbard
Top Award: $2000 cash award for Best of Show

Members’ Website Links updated in August

Membership Director, Cindy Haase, has updated the list of personal websites or blogs for CPSA Members. If you are wondering who has a website, this link will connect you with many colored pencil websites. CPSA Members who wish to be listed should contact Cindy at the change link.

Featured Artist - Jeff George, CPSA
For the second year in a row Jeff George was the Best of Show Winner for the CPSA 17th International Exhibition. Since we already featured Jeff last year with a biography of his background and accomplishments, this year we are featuring questions and answers regarding his stunning art, “Life and Death.” There are also detail images of several sections of the painting. Please visit the Featured Artist 2009 section of the CPSA website.

News from UKCPS

Our sister organization, United Kingdom Coloured Pencil Society, has announced the accepted artists for their 8th Annual International Open Exhibition which will run from September 21st through October 3rd at the home of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists. Our CPSA Founder, Vera Curnow, is one of the Jurors A number of the artists in this exhibition are members of CPSA and/or have exhibited in our exhibitions. If you have the luck to be in the UK during this time, enjoy the show. You can read more about the exhibition at the UKCPS blog (

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