Saturday, April 26, 2014

Artists Juried Into the 22nd Annual CPSA International Exhibition Posted

The list of artists juried into the 22nd Annual CPSA International Exhibition has been posted.
Congratulations to the selected artists!
Shipping instructions will be available at the CPSA website by May 15, 2014.
 
Please visit CPSA to see the entire list of accepted artists and entries.
 
 
To learn more about the Colored Pencil Society of America, or to become a member, please visit us at CPSA.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Call to Artists - ArtSpectations Starts May 1st!


The spring ArtSpectations exhibition opens May 1st!
The Colored Pencil Society of America is excited to announce its second installment of ArtSpectations! This online exhibition is a great opportunity to gain more exposure and feedback, while being able to enjoy amazing artwork from colored pencil artists around the world.
The submission period for this next ArtSpectations runs from May 1st until May 31st. The exhibition itself remains visible online through July 15th. Our judge, Arlene Steinberg, CPSA, CPX, will give top honors to the best of show pieces in two categories: signature (CPSA and/or CPX) and non-signature, as well as five additional honorable mentions in each of the categories.  There is a $250 award for each of the best of show artists! The selected winners will be posted June 13th on the CPSA website and blog.
The fee for each entry is $10 for CPSA members and $15 for non-members. Submitting your artwork is easy, just visit our ArtSpectations page. You can even sign in using Facebook and “share” your favorite submissions with your friends! Viewers can leave feedback on the entries after the judging period is over.
We are looking forward to seeing what everyone has been working on!
To read the rules and enter the show, head over to ArtSpectations.
To learn more about CPSA or to become a member, please visit us at CPSA.
 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

CPSA Has A New Corporate Patron!



CPSA is pleased to announce our new corporate patron, Crafter's Companion!

Crafter's Companion is an art materials distributor, providing everything from drawing supplies to crafting supplies and everything in between. They have websites based here in the United States as well as the UK, making it easy for so many to access their much-needed art supplies.

Speaking of education, instruction is obviously important to this company.  They have CD/DVDs for sale online, and the Crafter's Companion Blog is a goldmine of inspiration, ideas, and tutorials. From card making to decorative box construction, you will find enough projects to last a lifetime.

Crafter’s Companion’s main reason for joining is to promote a new line of colored pencils, Spectrum Noir. These wax based pencils come in 120 colors, but they are uniquely packaged in 5 separate tins of 24 colors. There is no duplication of color in the five ranges, which are Primaries (a balanced mixing range), Essentials (secondaries and variations), Marine (mostly blues and browns), Florals (reds, yellows and purples) and Nature (landscape greens and browns). Look for these pencils and a range of accessories to reach your favorite stores very soon!

As our newest patron, Crafter's Companion will donate awards for CPSA shows and products for door prizes at our annual convention. We very much appreciate their patronage.

These folks have a wonderful organization and a creative atmosphere.  Let’s all welcome them to our colored pencil family!

Crafter's Companion