Thursday, October 14, 2010

October Update for CPSA

The Signature Showcase books have been received from the publisher and  Kay Schmidt is now processing the first 250 orders.  For one person to box, tape, label, and deliver the books to the post office is quite a task.  Rest assured, however, if you have already ordered a book (or books), your order is currently being processed.  If you included an email address with your order, you will also be notified when the book is shipped.  For orders placed after October 15th, please allow 2 – 3 weeks for shipping.
If you haven’t already heard about this new book, it is a full color, high quality soft cover book (size 8"h x 10"w) containing artwork by 177 CPSA Signature members. Statements accompany the artwork to give insight into the creative processes used by these artists.

Details and ordering information can be found at, Signature Showcase.  This is a Limited Edition so don't delay ordering!    

If you haven’t submitted your entry yet for the Explore This! 7, don’t panic yet.  The entry deadline is November 15th.  This exhibition is a juried on line exhibition which will appear on the CPSA website for one full year—February 1, 2011 through January 31, 2012.   Awards include a $1500 cash award for Best of Show. This is your chance to show your versatility and sense of adventure by combining colored pencil with other media or using colored pencil on a different surface or several surfaces.  Please review the prospectus (available at to ensure that your artwork meets the specifications. Then submit your entry using the website (CaFE). 
Instructions for entering are included in the prospectus and there is a document to assist with sizing your image properly.  The CaFE site also has instructions to assist you.   If you still have questions regarding preparation of your materials, please contact Paula Parks, Exhibition Director.  Her email address and phone number are included in the prospectus.
Juror for this show is Ken Rollins who has served as Executive Director of four art museums in Florida, all of which were very successful under his leadership and he has served on several advisory boards for art museums.

Watch for the prospectus of the 19th CPSA International – available Nov 30, 2010 on the CPSA website
• Check out the CPSA blurb on page 4 of the Canson online newsletter at


Katherine Tyrrell said...

Re "Watch for the prospectus of the 19th CPSA International – available Nov 30, 2010 on the CPSA website"

I was just wondering whether I was missing something. I've been watching out and can't see it on the website as yet. Am I being silly or it just not posted as yet?

Colored Pencil Society said...

Hello Katherine,
The Prospectus is being finalized currently and will be posted as soon as possible. We will post a new blog entry as soon as it is available.

Thanks for checking on it.