Call for Entries to all Colored Pencil Artists

2023 CPSA District Chapter 119
18th Annual Colored Pencil Exhibition

March 10 – April 23

Reception: Friday, March 10, from 6 – 8 PM

Fairfield Community Arts Center
411 Wessel Dr, Fairfield, OH 45014

Registration Now Open

Entries will be accepted through Monday, February 27, 2023.

Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA) Cincinnati Area Chapter 119 will hold their 17th annual judged exhibit at the Fairfield Community Arts Center.

Guidelines and Requirements

  • Any artists, 18 years or older, working in colored pencil may enter and need not be a member of the CPSA.
  • Works must be original, and 80-100% colored pencil, according to CPSA International or Explore This! guidelines.
  • Up to three pieces may be submitted per entry fee.
  • Entry fees are $35.00 for CPSA members, and $45.00 for non-members. A check for the fee should accompany your entry form.
  • Deadline to submit entry application is Monday, February 27th, 2023.
    Make check made payable to: CPSA DC 119
  • Artwork must be framed, ready to hang and utilize wire for hanging. No saw-toothed hangers permitted.
  • Each piece must have an identification label attached to the back in the upper right hand corner.
    Blank artwork labels are available on the bottom of the entry form (page 2 of the prospectus).
  • All art work sold will be charged a 20% commission.
  • Entries must have been completed after 2020. Concept of design and execution of artwork must be solely that of the artist, completely original, no prints or reproductions.
  • Award winning pieces from previous DC119 shows are not acceptable.
  • Work that was entered in last year’s show, but did not win an award, can be entered again in this show.
  • Artist grants permission to DC119 and CPSA to reproduce entries for publicity purposes.
  • Works are not insured. Neither CPSA DC119 nor the Venue will be held responsible for theft or liable for any damages.

Contact Steve Toth at for more information or to enter.

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for the 2023 CPSA DC119 Annual Exhibition

March 11th – April 23rd, 2023 at the Fairfield Community Arts Center

411 Wessel Dr. Fairfield OH 45014

Welcome to the 2023 Colored Pencil Exhibition sponsored by the 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.

Fairfield Community Arts Center

Last Year’s Winners

First Place - Shequonor, David McGee

1st Place
“Danica Dreaming”, John Middick


Second Place - Tye Dyed, David Neace

2nd Place
“Biniak”, by Andrea Roberts

Third Place - We All See It, Ric Forney

3rd Place
Beauty and the Bee, by Joan Hull