Saturday, August 3, 2013

Awards Given at CPSA 21st International Exhibition

The Colored Pencil Society of America is pleased to announce the award winners in the 21st Annual International Exhibition. CPSA president, Cindy Haase handed out seventeen cash awards totaling $15,000 at the awards banquet on Friday, August 2nd. Ms. Haase said of the exhibition, "Those of us on the national governing board consider it an honor to produce this annual exhibition of 100% colored pencil artwork and the accompanying convention.  We are passionate about our artists and about the medium of colored pencil. We whole-heartedly celebrate with all of the selected artists."

This year’s best of show and “CIPPY” award was given to Holly Siniscal, CPSA (Nevada) for her work titled, Starkissed. It was Holly’s fifth time to enter the international exhibition and second time to win an award. The second place CPSA District Chapters Award went to Andrew Purdy (California) for his work titled, Angler’s Prize. It was Andrew’s first time to enter this exhibition and the first time to win an award. 

Three Awards for Exceptional Merit were given to the following:
Joseph Crone (Indiana) for his work, Salut (Southern California District Chapters Award)
Denise Howard (California) for her work, Tree of Character (Dixon Ticonderoga Award)
Phillip Zubiate, III (California) for his work, Malibu Succulents (Prismacolor Award)

The remaining award winners can be found at:

Angler's Prize
This year’s juror is San Diego native, Danielle Susalla Deery, Director of Exhibits and Communications at the Oceanside Museum of Art. Ms. Deery earned her Masters of Fine Arts from California State University, Fullerton. She has been curating exhibitions throughout southern California for over eight years and has a strong interest in modern and contemporary art. Ms. Deery described the process as “an exciting opportunity to experience the exceptional skill and versatility achieved by artists working in the colored pencil medium.” She added that she was “conscious of selecting works that resonate on a universal scale, have compelling subject matter and drew [her] in for further contemplation.”

The juried exhibition of over 125 works of fine art is on display at the City of Brea Art Gallery through September 13, 2013. The gallery is open weekly, Wednesday through Sunday, from noon until 5:00 p.m. There is a $2 admission fee.

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