Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Another CPSA Exhibition and Convention on the Horizon

The prospectus for the CPSA 18th Annual International Exhibition is now at the www.cpsa.org website. The venue for this exhibition is the Art Museum of Los Gatos, California, and our juror for this event is Janet Bishop, Curator of painting and sculpture at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. We are looking forward to seeing many innovative and creative entries to this competition. As usual, you will submit your entry through the callforentry.org website. NOTE: The museum requires that all artwork MUST BE PRICED FOR SALE.

The Convention will be at the Biltmore Hotel in Santa Clara just minutes from downtown San Jose. It is advisable to make reservations at the hotel as soon as possible and be sure to mention that you are with the Colored Pencil Society of America to get the special rate.

We have two talented instructors for our workshops on Thursday and Friday of Convention Week. Allan Servoss, CPSA will be stretching our minds and drawing skills with his workshop entitled "Beyond Technique: Drawing from the Heart and Mind." Ester Roi, inventor of the IcarusTM Drawing Board, will demonstrate and instruct class attendees to "unleash the potentials of wax-based colored pencils" using heat with her workshop "Wax and Heat, A Match Made in Heaven." We will also have a Saturday outing to practice drawing in plein air under the tutelage of Melissa Miller Nece, CPSA. These events provide a great experience for sharing and learning with other artists.

Dates of Exhibition: July 22 - August 20, 2010
Dates of Convention: July 27-31, 2010

For complete information, consult the prospectus on our website. Please contact Paula Parks, CPSA Exhibition Director, if you have questions after reading the prospectus.

Start making plans now to join us for our 20th anniversary celebration in the Silicon Valley area.