Wednesday, May 8, 2013

CPSA Members Announced as Finalists in Prestigious Competition

The finalists and award winners of the 2012-2013 Art Renewal Center Salon were announced recently, and we are thrilled to share that four of our CPSA members were selected as finalists in this prestigious competition. 

In the still life category, Arlene Steinberg, CPSA (NY) was selected for her work Crystal Beauty

Crystal Beauty

Cecile Baird, CPSA (OH) was selected as a finalist with two pieces, Garlic in a New Light and Beauty So Deep It Makes You Weep. Arlene’s and Cecile’s works were done in colored pencil.

Garlic in a New Light

Beauty So Deep It Makes You Weep

Eileen Sorg, CPSA, CPX (WA) was chosen for The Power of Self Esteem, done in colored pencil, ink and watercolor. 

The Power of Self Esteem

Tanja Gant (TX) was chosen in the figurative category for her colored pencil piece, Scarlet. She was also a finalist in the drawing category for her graphite piece, Waiting.


In the animal category, Eileen Sorg’s Foiled Again was chosen as a finalist. Foiled Again took top honors in the CPSA Explore This! 9 exhibition, which is on display through January 2014 at
Foiled Again

The Art Renewal Center strives to display the largest selection of fine art pieces on the internet in an online museum setting. This year, over 2,000 entries were received and 600 were selected as finalists. The center actually had to raise their maximum number of finalists to include such high quality works of fine art. To learn more about the ARC, please visit