Colored Pencil Society of America, District Chapter 119

15th Annual Colored Pencil Exhibition

Get Your Colored Pencils Out!

An EARLY Call for Entries to all Colored Pencil Artists.  Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA) Cincinnati Area Chapter 119 will hold their 15th annual judged exhibit at the Fairfield Community Arts Center, from June 20 – Aug. 1, 2020.

Eligible participants must be at least 18 years old, but need not be a member of the Colored Pencil Society.  Artwork must be the artist’s original work in concept and execution; at least 80% artists quality colored pencils but may include some other mediums in a lesser degree.  The artwork must be framed and use the wire hanging system, no sawtooth or tab hangers.  The piece should have a professional, finished look.

$475 in total prize money will be awarded.  The prize categories are 1st, 2nd, 3rd place, four Honorable Mentions and one People’s Choice award.  Depending on the number of artists entering, each artist may submit 2 pieces each, possibly three.  We will know better as the deadline gets closer.  The Entry deadline is June 5, 2020.  The artwork will be accepted at the venue on Monday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to Noon.  Commission on sold work will be 20%, and the entry fee will be around $30 – $40.

Contact Kay Sorensen at for more information or to enter.  An Entry Form will be available by mid-April on the Chapter website,

2020 at Fairfield Community Arts Center

411 Wessel Dr. Fairfield OH 45014

Welcome to the 2020 Colored Pencil Exhibition sponsored by the local Greater Cincinnati Area Chapter 119 of the Colored Pencil Society of America. This year’s exhibition will take place the the Fairfield Community Arts Center at 411 Wessel Drive, Fairfield, Ohio, 45014. An Artist Reception will take place on the evening of Friday June 14th from 6 pm until 8 pm. The exhibition will run from June 20th through August 1st. Viewing hours are Monday through Fridays 8AM  until 9PM, Saturday 9AM until 1 PM , and the Center is closed on Sundays. We hope you will plan to join us for this exciting event.

Original,  and must be 80-100% colored pencil

Works must be original, and 80-100% colored pencil, according to CPSA International or Explore This! guidelines.

Artwork must be framed and ready to hang, utilizing wire for hanging. No sawtooth hangers permitted. Additionally, each piece must identified with a label attached to the upper right hand corner. (labels are provided on entry form) All artwork sold is subject to 20% commission. Artwork not for sale is also welcome. Entries must have been completed after 2016. Concept of design and execution of artwork must be solely that of the artist, and completely original.  No reproductions please.

All Artists are welcome to participate

Any artists, 18 years or older, working in colored pencil is welcome to enter and need not be a member of the CPSA. Entry fees are $30.00 for CPSA members, and $40.00 for non-members. ​Fee is due when and must accompany the entry form. Up to three pieces maybe submitted per entry. Wednesday May29th is the deadline for artists to submit form with check payable to DC119.

Artwork will be judged and awarded $150 for 1st Place, $100 for 2nd, and $75 for 3rd. Four honorable Mentions will also be awarded at $25 each.

 Click here to download entry form and prospectus

Last Year’s Winners

1st Place

“Etienne”, by John Middick


2nd Place

“Proud Profile”, by Sandra Eppert


3rd Place

“All Chairs on Deck”, by Donna Hoffman

Download and print prospectus and registration.