Thursday, February 23, 2012

CaFE - Announced New Simplified Entry Specs
The CaFE system that manages the entries for both our International and Explore This! Exhibitions has been simplified.  Now you can upload your images by sizing them to 1920 pixels in the longest direction.  They no longer need to be square with black borders. Images already in CaFE can still be used without making changes to them. Please follow the new CaFE guidelines and disregard any previous instructions.

20th International  Exhibition and Convention – deadline March 31st
We are now approaching the final month prior to the entry deadline for this competition.  March 31st will be the final day to enter.  If you have not already entered your images, be sure to give yourself plenty of time to do so.  As always we are expecting quite a few of the entries to be placed in the final hours.  Beat the rush by doing it now!  Enter through
Convention registrations are also well underway now.  Workshops are starting to fill so don’t wait too long to commit to either a Thursday or Friday workshop with Eileen Sorg, CPSA, or John Ursillo, CPSA.  Both instructors are award-winning artists and experienced instructors.  The Convention dates are August 1 through 4, 2012 and is being held at the Embassy Suites Cincinnati-River Center in Covington, KY.  The prospectus gives details for hotel reservations, transportation, etc.

Explore This! 8 On Line Exhibition  
In all your excitement to enter the 20th International, don’t forget to visit the online Explore This! 8 exhibition at the website.  The show includes artwork from 53 artists who have uniquely worked with colored pencil and other media to create beautiful and expressive artworks.  The show will be available for one year.

Free for CPSA Members

If you're a current (2012) member of CPSA, you can receive any of three CPSA publications as PDF files at no charge. This will be of particular interest if you were late renewing your membership and missed the Directory and To The Point magazine mailed in January. Items available in PDF form include the 2012 CPSA Directory, Fall-Winter 2011-12 To The Point, and Lightfastness Test Results (listed by brand only, not the full Workbook). Ordering instructions are on the Free Items for CPSA Members page at the CPSA website.    Once your membership status is confirmed, you will receive the requested file(s) by email. If you’d prefer to purchase printed copies of the Directory, this or past issues of To The Point, or the Lightfastness Workbook, all can be ordered from the CPSA website. 

Mail in Purchases
We have also added to the site a new easy to print, downloadable form for purchasing items from our site if you prefer to mail in a check.  

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