ArtSpectations 2017-18

The Colored Pencil Competition That's Open to All Artists

ArtSpectations is an annual online colored pencil art competition hosted by the Colored Pencil Society of America. Works should be either 100% colored pencil or predominantly colored pencil mixed with other media and have been completed after May 1, 2012.

Entries open on May 1 and close August 15. Download the prospectus

ArtSpectations has one big difference from any other exhibition hosted by CPSA—there is no “jurying-in” process. Every entry that meets competition eligibility and criteria requirements is accepted.

The ArtSpectations competition will be held on the Online Juried Shows website.

After the entry deadline, the full show is published on the Online Juried Shows website. Then our judge reviews all the entries and selects award winners in both a CPSA Signature category and a Non-signature category. The two categories provide an opportunity for all artists to compete against their peers. A $500 Best of Show prize is awarded in each category and several honorable mention awards are also announced.

ArtSpectations remains on the Online Juried Shows website until the next annual show entry period begins, so your art is viewable anywhere in the world from August 16 through April 30 of the following year.

Entries will be displayed in alphabetical order. Each thumbnail image can be clicked to display a larger image and details about the entry. Artists may enter artwork that is for sale or not for sale. Interested buyers will be able to contact the artist through the CPSA exhibitions director, with any sales negotiated directly between the artist and potential buyer. No commission is taken on sales.

Download the prospectus 

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Past ArtSpectations Competition Awards
2016-17 awards
2015-16 awards
Spring 2015 awards
Spring 2014 awards
Fall 2013 awards


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