Saturday, March 12, 2011

Showtime in Dallas

"Monkey Business" colored pencil Gail H. Shelton

"Top This" colored pencil Gail H. Shelton
The Colored Pencil Society of America holds its'
annual convention in August. This year's location
is Dallas, TX. In conjunction with the convention,
they host their international juried exhibition. The deadline
for entry is March 31st, so I just finished entering these
two colored pencil drawings for consideration. A juror will
view all the entries, and select about 80-100 pieces from
around 1600 entries. This show is always very competitive,
and hard to get in. I have managed to do it 5 times. But I
have also been rejected several times, too! Hopefully, one of
these two will catch the juror's attention and make the cut.
I also dropped off two watercolors this morning in Alexandria
at the Capitol One Bank building downtown for the annual
Contemporary Artist's Guild Member show. The members
may enter 2 pieces, and these are judged as well, and prize
money awarded. I will go to the opening reception Sunday
afternoon, and see if I win anything. It is always a very
eclectic show...the guild members work in a variety of mediums,
and have a variety of subject matter. I will try to take some
photos to share.
go to to see the organization and samples of
colored pencil artwork...amazing
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