Updates From Ric Forney, President, CPSA DC119


Colored Pencil Pals

Have you been feeling left out lately? If so, come cozy up with your fellow-colored pencil artists. We’ve been busier than ever before. Free weekly Virtual Studio time has been available for a year now. Colored Pencil Pals are still going strong. We’ve made many new friends during this journey as more and more colored pencil artists become members of our local CPSA Chapter. Folks are taking advantage of technology that negates distance and overcomes health concerns. They join us online safely and instantaneously. We now have members as far away as New Jersey, California, and Arizona. Enjoy the weekly wrap-up email sent after each session, or better yet, join us any Tuesday between 11 AM and 2 PM via Zoom ID: 119 611 397 Password: 119.

Local Exhibition

Hopefully, you were able to join us either in person or online for our 16th Annual Colored Pencil Exhibition. If you missed it, the artwork, as well as the Judge’s comments, will soon be available on Facebook and our CPSA119.org website. It was a great reception this year. Hats-off to, Steve Toth. He produced a fantastic show in his first year as Exhibition Chair.  Kudos to Board Members Deb Marvin, Debie Plumb, and Kim Forney as well. They all assisted in the success of the exhibition. But most of all, I thank the participating artists who provided the stunning artwork that so vibrantly represents our Members talent to the local community. The Exhibition will run until April 10th at the Fairfield Community Arts Center, 411 Wessel Dr, 45014. Currently the facility is closed weekends, but open daily from 8 AM – 9 PM during the week.

International Exhibition

I hope every work displayed in our local Exhibit is submitted to the International Exhibition for consideration. Remember, submitted artwork doesn’t have to be an award winner to win. Simply being accepted three times within a ten-year period allows the participant the prestige of CPSA Signature status. There is still plenty of time to submit. The entry deadline is now May 31st, but don’t wait until the last minute! The complete prospectus is available here at CPSA.org.

Upcoming Chapter Events

Next Quarterly Meeting

Saturday, October 16th 2021

CPSA DC119 Quarterly Meeting

Springfield Nazarene Church
11177 Springfield Pike
Cincinnati, OH 45246

Program – TBD

Previous Chapter Events

Fairfield Community Art Center – 4111 Wessel Dr Fairfield OH
February 8th Through April 10th, 2021
Watch a 5 minute Video of the Awards Presentation
View the 2021 Entries and Award Images

Important Chapter Announcements

Midwest Color 2021

Several months ago, we were approached to participant in this Midwest area exhibition. This a juried show, similar to national, but on a regional scale. The chapters in Chicago and Detroit have had a combined exhibit for several years. We have not only been invited to participate BUT also be a host/sponsor here, in future years.

Click HERE for more information.

2021 Cincinnati Convention Cancelled,

International 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. For more information goto CPSA.org

We’re working on getting the convention back to Cincinnati in 2023

Upcoming Chapter Workshops

2021 Jesse Lane Workshop

   Registration is now open

   Click HERE to view flyer and print registration form

As the health situation is returning to normal, this will be an in-person workshop. For the safety of participants, any guidelines at the time of event will be observed.  If seating is limited, selection will be made on a first-come-first-serve basis.


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