January 2020 – 2021
CPSA’s Explore This! 16
Our very own Denise Howard and Mike Purdy were selected from almost 350 paintings submitted. You only get a tiny peek here, so go to the CPSA national website to get a full view of their paintings. They are on display online now and will be there for the rest of the year, until January 31, 2021. Congratulations!
About the show:
Our chapter show, Explorations in Colored Pencil VIII awards ceremony and reception was a great success. Attendees enjoyed viewing the artwork, mingling with the artists, and partaking in light refreshment. Our judge, Linda Ryan, was suitably impressed with the artwork representing work by both members and non-members. Here is what she had to say about the show:
“I feel strongly that this show demonstrates that your society chapter is certainly making inroads in elevating the medium as an art form. I ran the Bothwell Arts Center for ten years, and during this time Maryanne Kot began teaching colored pencil in our classroom, so I have been exposed to, am familiar with but still wowed by what can be done with colored pencils. This show revealed also that within this medium, artists are taking compositional risks and riffing off of art movements as they develop and explore the boundaries of the medium. As I was judging, which took quite some time, several people came into the city office reception area and then were drawn in to explore the show. One kept saying, "Oh, Wow!" and "I can't believe this is colored pencil!" and another asked me if I knew whether these were oils or not. When I told her, she was amazed.
I was proud to be the judge, and it was a difficult job indeed. Good work, all.”
We thank Linda for an excellent job judging the show. Recipients of the show awards are on display here...check them out below.