Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Overseas member news!

Prismacolor on pastel board 112 x 67 cm
Greetings (and congratulations) to Richard Klekociuk down in Oz! 

Richard is one of our overseas members, and living in Tasmania.   He has written to inform us of his recent exhibition award:

 Last Thursday afternoon I received a phone call informing me that I had won the Art of Norfolk Plains Prize. The following night I received the award at the exhibition opening.
This painting was about raw (unfired) clay and that each section (raw brick) contained the characteristics of the landscape from whence it came. This clay is from Brickendon, a World Heritage working farm near Longford in Northern Tasmania. Many of the original buildings are made from clay that came from the property and was fired there to make the bricks we see today. This is an exceptional place and is a must-see destination if you are visiting Tasmania.

You can read more about Richard and his CP art by visiting his website:


Regional exhibitions

There has been much discussion recently on the UKCPS yahoogroups forum regarding the difficulties and costs of getting pictures to and from exhibitions.  It would appear that many members are put off entering exhibitions (including the Society's exhibitions) because of the postage or transport costs.

One of the options discussed by the Exec has been the possibility of helping to organise regional exhibitions in co-operation with UKCPS local groups. Pauline Longley and Bev Lewis are already looking to organise one in the Somerset/Wiltshire general area.
If you are a member of a local group (either UKCPS or not!) and wish to put forward some ideas for a regional exhibition of CP art, please get in touch and we will try to carry it forward, and examine ways in which the UKCPS can assist.
Alan  (wearing my other hat!)

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Australian CP Exhibition

The Australian Coloured Pencil Network has its annual online exhibition going on at the moment.

To view the entries (and vote for the best if you wish), go to :


Thursday, 7 February 2013

Keswick Exhibition reminder!

The deadline for entries to this year's World of Coloured Pencils Exhibition at the Cumberland Pencil Museum is this coming Sunday, 10th February!

Entry forms and Conditions of Entry can be downloaded as a .pdf   file from the Society website: www.ukcps.co.uk

Email entries can be sent to : exhibitions@ukcps.co.uk

Please READ the Conditions of Entry before you email your entry!

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Best of Britain? - definately!!

Congratulations to both Pauline Longley (UKCPS) and to Karen Coulson (Signature) for gaining the top awards with coloured pencil entries in the 'Leisure Painter', and 'The Artist ', -- "Best of Britain" competition.

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Pencils for sale!

The following has been received by our Hon Sec. !!  :-

From: pencilwizard <pencilwizard@gmail.com>
To: secretary@ukcps.co.uk
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2013 10:56:09 +0000
Subject: Coloured Pencils for Sale
Hi there,
I am not a member of the UKCPS but I am an artist who up till now has worked in CPs for over 10 years. I am not sure if you are the right person I should be contacting or even if you can help me, however I thought it was worth asking, so apologies if I have got this wrong. Due to a number of reasons I am having to part company with my CPs and have quite a bit stock left over which I am hoping to sell on. Obviously I want them to go to other CP artists if possible. The pencils I have are a mix of Karisma, Prisma, Verithin, Polychromos, and a few others. They have been used and some have not, but the used ones still have plenty of usage in them, and I have put together some bundles of 40 pencils each, and am asking £15.00 per bundle plus £3.00 p+p which will be second class. Payment does have to be paypal. They are not boxed so will be well wrapped to protect them on the journey. Perhaps you have some members who are on a budget or just starting out ? I have also made a post on the iart learning forum run by Melanie Phillips which has a CP board, and I have included a link below....perhaps some of your members belong to the forum or could be directed there to view the topic ? If anyone is interested they can contact me at this email, or through the forum if a member. Oh yes before I forget I am open to negotiations !
I hope I have not offended you by asking, and if it is not possible then no worries and thank you for reading my email.

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