The Ormond Memorial Art Museum will host the Colored Pencil Society of America’s Annual International Exhibition from June 13 to Aug. 25. The work of more than 100 artists – all done in 100 percent colored pencil – has been selected for the show. Awards totaling more than $15,000 will be distributed.
The CPSA was founded in 1990 and is dedicated to artists over 18 years of age working with colored pencil. It now boasts almost 1,800 artists representing 10 countries and has 27 District Chapters throughout the United States including St. Augustine, Fort Lauderdale and Gainesville in Florida. CPSA provides a communication network for artists as well as educational opportunities including the annual international conference.
According to the CPSA website, “the ‘value of drawing’ as the purest form of artistic expression has long been recognized by historians, collectors, curators and those who appreciate fine art.