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Liz Guzynski, "September Hydrangeas," colored pencil, 10 x 16 in. Cippy Award and CPSA Best of Show, International Juried Exhibition 2012

Annual International Juried Exhibition of Colored Pencil Artists

The Colored Pencil Society of America presents a juried exhibition of the finest practitioners in this unjustly overlooked medium.

Cecile Baird, "Garlic in a New Light," colored pencil, 10 x 15 in. The CPSA District Chapters Award for Exceptional Achievement, International Juried Exhibition 2012
The City of Brea Art Gallery in Brea, California, will host the 21st Annual Colored Pencil Society of America International Juried Exhibition from July 31 to September 13. An opening reception will be held the evening of August 3, from 7-9 p.m.
The annual international juried exhibition displays artworks done entirely in colored pencil. Exhibited works include skillfully rendered still life and figurative drawings. Each year the location of the exhibition changes, so as to introduce a new segment of the population to the impressive artists who constitute the Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA). In conjunction with the exhibition, $15,000 in awards are given to select participating artists. The 21st annual juried exhibition was juried by Danielle Susalla Deery, director of exhibits and communications at the Oceanside Museum of Art.

Lana Gloschat, "Trapped," colored pencil, 11 1/2 x 15 1/2 in. Award for Outstanding Achievement, International Juried Exhibition 2012
The exhibition coincides with the Colored Pencil Society of America Annual Conference, which takes place July 31 to August 3 at the Embassy Suites next to Brea Gallery.

C.J. Worlein, "Patty," colored pencil, 18 3/4 x 28 5/8 in. The Staedtler North America Award for Exceptional Merit, International Juried Exhibition 2012
The CPSA is a nonprofit organization for colored-pencil enthusiasts working to promote colored pencils as a fine art medium by sponsoring exhibitions and workshops, being involved in product research, and generally educating the public. The organization was founded in 1990 and now includes roughly 1,600 members worldwide and over 25 district chapters in the U.S.

Jeff Acus, "My Career in Architecture," colored pencil, 24 x 12 in. Award for Excellence, International Juried Exhibition 2012
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