Saturday, 8 March 2008

6th Annual "World of Coloured Pencil" Exhibition - call for entries

"Watching and Waiting", Eric Armstrong
Best in Show and Derwent Award, 2007

Apologies for the lateness of this post - Blogger has had problems today. This is to announce that entries are now open to our members for the 6th Annual "World of Coloured Pencil" Exhibition, held each year at the Cumberland Pencil Museum, Keswick, the home of Derwent pencils.

This is an exhibition designed to show the wide range of abilities and ways of using coloured pencils that exist within the Society, so is open to UKCPS members only. It is not a juried exhibition, and, due to the size of the Gallery, it is limited to 24 pictures. The first 24 entries received with postmarks after today's date, March 8th, will be hung, provided they do not exceed 70cm in any direction measured to the outside of the frame. Only one entry is allowed per member, and pictures previously shown in any other UKCPS exhibition are ineligible. All members have received entry forms with their edition of Talking Point, and should remember that they are to disregard Condition 1 on this form as stated in yesterdays blog. Other media may be used with coloured pencil, as long as coloured pencils form the main medium.

If any overseas members have not yet received a form and wish to enter, please contact our Secretary urgently and she will e-mail you one to be e-mailed back.

Closing date for entries is 16th April 2008. The exhibition will be shown from 1st to 28th June, and a range of prizes will be available, up to the £150 Best in Show. Leisure Painter magazine have again generously agreed to sponsor a "Best Newcomer" award, with a two year subscription to Leisure Painter magazine. There will also be a "Peoples Vote" prize. Previous prizewinners and entries can be seen on the UKCPS Exhibition pages.

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