Sunday, July 10, 2011

CPSA Chapter Display is ready for Nationals in Dallas!

Thank you to everyone who contributed an original 3 x 3 inch drawing for our chapter display at the National Convention in Dallas next week! I put the pieces together yesterday after a trip to Dick Blick's for supplies, and made the top banner today. The most important requirement (after getting all of these wonderful miniatures) is that it fit inside my suitcase. The banner will have to be re-attached when I get to Dallas. I still have to create a stand for the back so that it will stay upright on the display table. I'm excited that our chapter will have a contribution to the Hospitality Suite. I'm also going to type up a "key" that will read from top to bottom, left to right, with each artist's name and contribution.

(I hope the handwritten banner looks okay to everyone? I thought about doing something on the computer, but felt it might be more personal to do it this way. Anyone want me to change it?)

Friday, July 1, 2011

Upcoming Show Opportunities

There are two upcoming possibilities for showing your art.
• “Arts in Common” October 1st, 2011 Westborough, MA. A local frame/art shop called the Art and Frame Emporium will be hosting an art show during the event. It will be located in a large indoor area and will be monitored by the owner of the Emporium. I am willing to be the point person for delivery of the art to the show and picking it up after (provided they can all fit into my PT or, if it’s not raining, a pick-up truck). The owner is willing to group us together and I think it would be a great opportunity to show off what colored pencil is all about. The deadline for submissions is August 24th. Any paintings in the group should have colored pencil in them, but do not necessarily have to be 100%; I like people to see the versatility of the medium. It is a great opportunity for anyone novice to pro.

• The Storefront Gallery: We have an opportunity in September 2011 to have a 2-3 week show at the above mentioned store. I will be the point person again. This show is also for any level of experience. Deadline: August 24th also.Any questions or for an application contact me at: