Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Stock Your Studio Raffle is Coming Up!


Once again, thanks to the generosity of CPSA’s corporate members and supporters, we have received a wonderful range of products that would be perfect additions in YOUR studio. At least 15 high value product donations will be given away as separate prizes in this year’s convention raffle.

Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.

Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor 105 pc wood box pencil set       $308 value

Prismacolor 150 color tin      $256 value

Stabilo CarbOthello wood-boxed 60 color pastel pencil set $228 value

Spectrum Noir Colored Pencils, complete range, 120 colors in five separate sets with accessories     $169 value

Derwent Artist Coloured Pencils, 72 Pencil Set in tin          $156 value

Derwent Watercolour Pencils, 72 PencilSet in tin      $156 value

Derwent Coloursoft Pencils, 48 pencil wood boxed set        $161 value

Derwent Sketching Pencils, 48 pencil wood boxed set         $162 value

Blick Studio Colored Pencils, 72 colors in wood box           $126 value

Chameleon Deluxe Pen set (gift certificate for new product, to be shipped directly to the winner when available in late August)          $99 value

Artograph 9x12 Lightpad       $157 value (if perfect; this is a factory second with a very minor flaw)

Logan 301-1 Compact Classic Mat cutter (gift certificate, to be shipped directly to the winner)           $140 value

$100 gift certificate for Speedball Art Products

Daylight Foldi lamp   $80 value

X-Acto Teacher Pro electric pencil sharpener          $70 value


Winning tickets will be drawn at the Art Gala on Thursday of convention week. We’d say you must be present to win, because tickets will only be sold at the convention – but anyone can buy tickets, so long as they have a designated person at the convention to collect the prize for them. And yes, if you buy multiple tickets, you’re eligible to win multiple prizes!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Banquet Reservation Deadline is Fast Approaching!

The 2014 CPSA convention is only TWO weeks away! All workshops are full, and attendance is the best in several years.
If you are planning to attend and haven't already, please register for a name tag (free of charge) at
And if you have not yet made reservations for the awards banquet on Friday, August 1, you should do so right away. We would hate for you to miss out on being there for the festivities. Online registration closes July 21. (Should you miss that deadline, contact Debbie Hook ( before July 25.)
See you soon at the beach!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

22nd International Convention Silent Auction

One of our favorite Convention attractions is the Silent Auction of artworks donated by some of our award winning members. The bidding will take place in our Hospitality Suite starting on Tuesday, July 29th and builds to a crescendo at our membership meeting on Thursday evening. Final bidding takes place during the evening meeting and all bidders must be present, or have a surrogate bidder.

This year we will be able to accept major credit cards which should keep the bidding even more competitive. There are more than 30 great artworks from which to choose. You can see the Slideshow Preview of the Silent Auction. This is your chance to own a small but cherished piece of art created by one of your favorite artists!