Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Pump Up Your Studio Raffle in Atlanta

The PUMP UP YOUR STUDIO! Raffle, 2015


Through the generosity of CPSA’s corporate members and supporters, there is an amazing selection of products in this year’s raffle – items to restock, renew, and even refurnish your studio! And this year we are trying something new: each raffle prize will have its own ticket receptacle, so if you choose, you can focus your raffle tickets on those items you covet the most. At least 15 high value products will be raffled off at the convention’s Thursday evening Art Gala, so if you cannot be there in person, be sure to ask a member who’s attending to buy tickets for you!

Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5

Here’s what will be on the raffle table this year:

 Faber-Castell Polychromos colored pencils: set of 72, in a wood case, $531 value,   donated by CPSA Patron member Faber-Castell

 Blockx oil paint set: 20 35ml tubes, in a wooden box, $500 value, donated by Blockx & Fils and by Nitram Fine Art Charcoal

 - Studio Designs Futura Craft Station with lightpad support bars, $341 value, donated by Studio    Designs

 - Giclee of Julie Podstolski’s ET! 11 Best of Show winner, “Step by Step,” $300 value, donated by Julie

 - Mijello Mission Gold watercolors & palette: 36-tube set, $290 value, donated by Martin F. Weber Co.

 - Prismacolor Premier colored pencils: full set of 150, $274 value, donated by Arlene Steinberg

 - Icarus Drawing Board, 14” x 20,” $270  value, donated by Esther Roi

 - Tombow Irojiten Color Dictionary pencils: full set of 90, $240 value, donated by Tombow USA

 - Artograph Revolution 80 Lightpad , $229 value, donated by Artograph Inc.

 - Carbothello pastel pencils: full set of 60 in a wooden box, $205 value, donated by  MacPherson’s

 - Jack Richeson gift certificate, $150 value, donated by Jack Richeson & Co.

 -  Logan Compact Classic mat cutter, $140 value, donated by Logan Graphic Products, Inc.

  -  Blick Studio colored pencils: full set of 72 in a wooden box, $134 value, donated by CPSA Patron  member Blick Art Materials

  -  Daler-Rowney Wimborne table easel , $131 value, donated by Daler-Rowney Ltd.

  - Daylight D-20 SmartLamp, $100 value, donated by Daylight Co.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Small Works of Great Magnitude at Atlanta Convention

Each year at our annual convention, CPSA holds a silent auction to support CPSA activities. Member artists who have achieved signature status, merit status or have won multiple awards are invited to create a colored pencil piece no larger than 11 x 14" for the auction. We try to change up the slate of artists each year.

The pieces are displayed in the hospitality suite during convention week beginning on Tuesday, July 28, and culminating with final bids at our evening art gala on the evening of Thursday, July 30.

As the minutes tick down to the final bidding bidders stake out their place near their favorite piece, and much friendly competition is employed to make sure their signature is the last on the bidding list.

The bidder (or a representative of the bidder if you are unable to attend) must be present to win. Purchase is by cash, check or credit card and must be paid that evening at the conclusion of the gala.

This year we have 31 beautiful pieces donated by our generous artist. Don't miss this opportunity to own an original colored pencil work of art. 

Below are just four examples of the beautiful art. The complete silent auction can be viewed at our website.