Thursday, 26 August 2010

Twitterings about coloured pencils

Did you know that there are now tweets about coloured pencils?  Yes, coloured pencils and Twitter are getting together!

Here's a List of the Twitter accounts of prominent coloured pencil organisations:
UKCPS will "follow" other major coloured pencil organisations like those listed above and UKCPS members. 

All UKCPS members who "tweet" should feel free to:
  • "follow" UKCPS on Twitter to alert us as to your Twitter account 
  • suggest to us Twitter Accounts which are of interest to coloured pencil artists (leave a comment on this blog or send us a message on Twitter)
  • use #UKCPS and #colouredpencils as appropriate!

Monday, 23 August 2010

Ann Swan's "Vibrant Verdure"

Gold medal winning coloured pencil artist, author and UKCPS member Ann Swan is exhibiting her colourful contemporary plant portraits this month at Ilminster Arts Centre.

Summer seedpods by Ann Swan

The exhibition is called Vibrant Verdure and is being held between 23rd August and 4th September 2010. 

The Arts Centre can be found at East Street, Ilminster, Somerset TA19 0AN.  Opening hours are
  • Monday to Friday 9:30am to 4:30pm
  • Saturday 10.00am to 2:30pm
Summer Seedpods is available as a limited edition giclee print from Ann's website.

Sunday, 22 August 2010

South Hampshire Group in Mottisfont Abbey Exhibition

artwork by Jess Knowles and Jim Brinsford

UKCPS members Karen Coulson UKCPS, Elizabeth Diggins, Jess Knowles, James Brinsford and friends are holding an exhibition of their artwork at Mottisfont Abbey from 21st to 26th August - open daily from 11am to 5pm. 

Artwork by Jenny Hill, Liz Diggins and Jim Brinsford
The exhibition is advertised by the National Trust as "Oakwood Artists". 

Please note that normal National Trust Mottisfont Abbey entrance charges apply.

Mottisfont Abbey Exhibition | Sunday August 22, 2010 | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
How to get there: Mottisfont Abbey, Nr Romsey, Hants

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Artists selected for the 9th Annual UKCPS International Open Exhibition

Poster for the 9th Annual UKCPS International Open Exhibition.
106 entries from 66 artists from the UK and 6 overseas countries have been selected for the UKCPS 9th Annual UKCPS International Open Exhibition.

Both UKCPS members and non-members were eligible to submit work.  The selection letters were dispatched this week and coloured pencil artists in different countries are now receiving emails and letters telling them the outcome of the submission of their work to this year's exhibition by UKCPS of 100% coloured pencil artwork by coloured pencil artists.

You can see the names of the artists and the title of the accepted works below.

For some full members, acceptance of work into this exhibitions means signature status has been earned. There will be a special post on this blog about who these new signature members are after the exhibition opens (and this post will be updated at that time).

List of artists with work accepted into the UKCPS 9th International Open Annual Exhibition

Name of ArtistTitle of Work
Brian AinsworthBessie
Brian AinsworthRoss
Hans AndersenGreat Tit
Elizabeth Aubury UKCPSTillansia Bulbosa
Elizabeth Aubury UKCPSRanunculus Brazen Hussey and Collaret
Elizabeth Aubury UKCPSNerine Hotspur
Elizabeth BartonThe Peri II
Joan BattyBay Town
Robin Borrett UKCPSPlace in the Country
Carol Bramley UKCPSWhen I Grow Up
Linda BrandBeach Huts, Mudeford
Jean Canter UKCPSSurrey Winter Birches nr Eashing
Jean Canter UKCPSSurrey Spring Elstead Moat Pond
Angela Cater UKCPSBeautiful Dreamer
Angela Cater UKCPSLooking for Trouble
Kate ClarkeChallenging Stereotypes
Sue ClinkerDaydreaming Tiger
Sue ClinkerHunting Tiger
Sue ClinkerOn Guard
Alice Collins  Lascelles
Karen Coulson UKCPS

Karen Coulson UKCPS
Siberian Eagle Owl

Barbary Lions
Beverley CourtneySky
Beverley CourtneyBluebelle's Picnic
Beverley CourtneyAngus
Beverley CourtneyFursey
Lesley CrawfordSummer Hare
Malcolm CudmoreSienna Gentleman
Jackie CunninghamMare and Foal
Jackie CunninghamWhite Horse
Laszlo Dobrocsi (Hungary)The Beauty of Change
Galini DimitriadouAdvocate's Close
Elizabeth FrearsonWinter Foliage
Lesley Galton UKCPSBliss
Lesley Galton UKCPSBridgit Riley's Biggest Fan
Irina Garmashova-CawtonTake a Pick
Irina Garmashova-CawtonBeach Collection
Irina Garmashova-CawtonStrawberries
Jo Goudie UKCPSIn Velvet
Jo Goudie UKCPSStonechat
Jo Goudie UKCPSThe Lady Painted
Jo Goudie UKCPSStornoway Crow
Angela HammondThe Squabble
Angela HammondI Spy Strangers
Pat Heffer UKCPSBrydie
Pat Heffer UKCPSRetiring to the Alms House
Suzy Herbert UKCPSMy Pot with Nuts
Suzy Herbert UKCPSUntitled
Judith Heilbronn-Crown UKCPS (Israel)Dolgoch at Nant Gwernol
Judith Heilbronn-Crown UKCPSGiant Bird of Paradise Seed Pod
Judith Heilbronn-Crown UKCPSDolgoch Waterfall
Judith Heilbronn-Crown UKCPSTintagel from Castle View
Jane Holfor AtkinDucklings
Bev Lewis UKCPSIn Danger Amur Lopard
Bev Lewis UKCPSRainforest Dreaming
Roger Lewis UKCPSThe Sea Horse Gondola
Patsy Lindamood UKCPS (Florida, USA)Stork's Eye View
Patsy Lindamood UKCPSBough with a View
Patsy Lindamood UKCPSSilver Dragon 1
Patsy Lindamood UKCPSCamouflage Amphibian Style
Sharon LomasFlamenco Fire
Pauline LongleyCharlie
Pauline LongleyItchy Feet
Pauline LongleyTimes Past
Pauline LongleySteps
Ann James Massey UKCPSMindy
Alan McManonKestrel
Alan McManonPenmon and Puffin
Karen MiddletonLittle Treasure
Baber Ahmed Mirza (Pakistan)Mann G
Baber Ahmed MirzaMotti
Liedia van de Mortel (Netherlands)Woman from Nepal
Liedia van de MortelMarbles
Jonathan Newey UKCPSDouble Gold
Victoria ParsonsWolf Watch
Victoria ParsonsUnderwater Ballet
Victoria ParsonsPretty Flamingo
Mina PatelClematis
Carole Ann PeartMy Artist Friend
Alison PerkinsCrowning Glory
Alison PerkinsPenguin Pose
Rachel PesterfieldLucy
Rachel PesterfieldSepia Self
Dave Richards UKCPSBanks of the Wye
Lesley SharmanAutumn Wood
Lesley SharmanHer First Oyster
Sue SmithMixed Veg
Gary TheobaldAin't Nobody Here But Us Chickens
Gary TheobaldBeach Pebbles
Jane ThorogoodPear 'Conference'
Jane ThorogoodPaeony 'Sir Alexander Fleming'
Jane ThorogoodPlum & Blossom 'Marjories Seedling'
Jane ThorogoodLoire Valley Harvest
Katherine Tyrrell UKCPSNot Quite White
Katherine Tyrrell UKCPSPrelude
Martin Vela (New Mexico, USA)Flemish Stargazer
Martin Vela Uncommon Scents
Judith WaughPurple Parrot Tulip
Ursula Williams (Spain)The Ploughman
Helena Wilsen-SaundersCaelestis Propagatio
Lesley WoodhouseSilver Birch Wood
Lesley WoodhouseBirds on a Wire
Peter Woof UKCPSPears
Peter Woof UKCPSOriental Jar
Peter Woof UKCPSTopiary Levens
Peter Woof UKCPSJapanese Still Life

9th Annual Open International Exhibition

The exhibition runs from 13th September - 1st October 2010 at the Stamford Arts Centre, Stamford.  Opening hours are Monday to Saturday 9am to 9pm. The Gallery is not open on Sunday

Links: Call for Entries: 9th UKCPS Annual Open International Exhibition 2010 provides details of the call for entries and regulations for entry

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Japanese coloured pencil artist wins top prize at CPSA 2010

The awardwinners for the 18th International Exhibition 2010 of the Colored Pencil Society of America are now on show on the CPSA website.

The top prize goes to Shinji Harada CPSA from Japan who won the CIPPY award and CPSA Best in Show prize of $2,000 with a still life work titled "Grapes in a Basket.

David Billingsley CPSA of Oregon came second with a view of a shopfront titled Seattle Ambience.  He won the $1,500 CPSA District Chapters Prize for Exceptional Achievement and achioeved signature status this year.  You can see a much better image of the work on David's page on the CPSA District Chapter 201 website (for Portland Oregon).  This is David's website.

A suite of prizes each valued at $1,000 were awarded to:
  • Cynthia Morris CPSA (MO) for Look on the Bright Side
  • Ester Roi CPSA (CA)for The Lightness of Being
  • Pamela Burroughs (In) for Hannah's Bugbox
  • Bonnie Auten CPSA (MI) for Labino's Tribute
Theer were a number of other prizes awarded due to the generosity of sponsors and District Chapters - details of which you can see on the Awards page.

This year there were no prizewinners from this side of the Atlantic.

This is the relevant blog on the CPSA blog Convention Recap - Top Award to Shinji Harada of Japan


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