Saturday, September 1, 2012

September Update - Membership, Explore This! 9

Explore This! 9 Online Exhibition - Prospectus at Website
Believe it or not, it’s time again to get back to your drawing board and put your pencils and other art media to work creating your entry for Explore This! 9. The prospectus is downloadable now from the CPSA website.

Important Dates are:
  • September 15, 2012 – First day to submit entries at CaFE™
  • November 15, 2012 – Deadline for entries
  • February 1, 2013 – January 31, 2014 – Artwork posted online

Renewals: This year, email renewal reminders (instead of postcards) for the 2013 membership year were sent to members who have an email address on record. This change will be cost effective for CPSA and hopefully more convenient for our members. The emails were sent over several days the week of August 26. Members without an email address still receive a postcard. Please be sure to renew by October 31 to continue your membership benefits uninterrupted when the new membership year begins November 1. 

New Members: This is the first year new members who join prior to the start of the 2013 membership year not only receive 2013 membership, but also have immediate access to member-only items for the balance of the 2012 year. If you've been thinking about joining, there's no need to wait until November 1!

CPSA Website: The entire Membership section of the CPSA website has been revamped in preparation for 2013 membership activity. We encourage you to take a moment to read through the FAQ and updated pages for new and renewing members.


“How You Can Make an Impression”
Jamie Markle, Publisher and Editorial Director at F+W Fine Art, presented a very informative seminar at our recent convention.  He has generously made this information available to us as a PDF document which is available at the CPSA website. You will learn how to connect with editors, discover what they are looking for and gain an understanding of the editorial process.  This document also includes a technical review of how to submit material to a publisher.  If you have considered authoring a book or have any curiosity about the publishing business, this document will be very helpful.

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