Education, community, and exposure for artists who work in colored pencil

Convention Cancelled, Exhibition to Go Online

Once again, and, if possible, with even greater disappointment, the CPSA national governing board regrets to announce that we are cancelling the 2021 CPSA convention, scheduled for July 28–31 in Cincinnati, Ohio, because of the continuing pandemic. We sincerely hope to see each other in Florida in the summer of 2022.

The 29th Annual International Exhibition will be moved online once again and revealed on this website on July 15, 2021. The entry deadline has been extended to May 31, 2021, and the prospectus updated accordingly. 

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Explore This! 17 is Now Open

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Congratulations to the 61 artists whose works were selected for the exhibition and to the 13 who are also award winners.
See the Explore This! 17 exhibition
See the Explore This! 17 award winners

28th Annual International Exhibition

Member Websites and Instructors List

500-plus CPSA members have websites and more than 100 members in the U.S. and other countries offer colored pencil instruction. Explore and find some new favorites.

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Top Two Explore This! 17 Exhibition Award Winners

Top: Elizabeth Looks Both Ways, Haley Manchon (PA)—$2000 CPSA Best of Show and EXPY Award
Below: The Debater, Barbara Mason (TX)—$1500 CPSA District Chapters Great Explorations Award


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Rue de Rivoli, Paris – 18 x 28
Elizabeth Patterson, CPSA (CA)