UKCPS members will wish to note that the entry form, plus conditions of entry, for this year's 'World of Coloured Pencil' Exhibition at the Cumberland Pencil Museum in Keswick, are available online via the "Upcoming Events" link on the UKCPS website, or use the address: www.ukcps.co.uk/keswick_2011/ . Entry forms will be circulated to members in the next edition of Talking Point which is due out by the end of March.The deadline for entries, originally set for 9th April, has now been put back until 23rd April 2011.
The Exhibition runs from Saturday 28 May to Saturday 25 June 2011, and the start coincides with the Pencil Museum's own 30 year anniversary event. A special prize is on offer from the Museum for a best picture with a 1980's theme. Derwent Pencils will be awarding 'Best in Show' and 'People's Award', Leisure Painter Magazine are awarding for the 'Best Newcomer to Coloured Pencils', and UKCPS will be awarding for Reserve Best, Runner Up, and for the 'Best Local Group Member'.
The Pencil Museum's own celebratory event is being held over Sunday and Monday 29th/30th May, and will include free artists demonstrations and workshops, competitions, raffles, and childrens activities, with limited edition Derwent products available.