Explore This! 14

CPSA 2018–19 Online Exhibition

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Important Dates and Deadlines:
September 15, 2017: First day to submit entries at CaFÉ™
November 15, 2017: Deadline for entries
January 15, 2018: Acceptance list posted at www.cpsa.org
February 1, 2018: Awards revealed on CPSA website
February 1, 2018 to January 31, 2019: Explore This! 14 online exhibition posted at www.cpsa.org

Explore This! is a juried annual online mixed media exhibition hosted by the Colored Pencil Society of America. While entries must be predominantly colored pencil, they must also include other media or one or more of the following:

  • Other media added to the colored pencil (e.g., ink, watercolor, acrylics)
  • Collage
  • Artist-prepared surface
  • 100% colored pencil applied to a three-dimensional (3-D) surface

Awards include a $2,000 cash award for Best of Show and EXPY Award, with lesser amounts and product awards given to other winners.

Juror: Mar Hollingsworth
Mar Hollingsworth is a bilingual (English and Spanish) art professional with over twenty years of experience as a conservator, researcher, curator, program manager, artist, and educator. She earned her MA in Art History and Museum Studies from the University of Southern California and conducted doctoral studies in Museum Studies at the School of Fine Arts, University Complutense of Madrid, Spain, where she received a BA in Fine Arts and Art Conservation. After graduating from USC, she worked in various capacities at major art institutions in Los Angeles, including LACMA, MOCA, the UCLA Hammer Museum, and the Getty Research Institute.

In 1998 Ms. Hollingsworth began her tenure at the California African American Museum, where she has created a wide portfolio of accomplishments as educator and visual arts curator. At CAAM she has curated and co-curated over thirty exhibitions and project managed many others, as well as their accompanying educational programs. Ms. Hollingsworth has organized retrospectives of prominent figures such as John T. Riddle, Jr., Milton Bowens, Artis Lane, Dewey Crumpler, John T. Scott, and Mark Steven Greenfield.

Ms. Hollingsworth is a member of the Art Table, Women Painters West, and the California Art League.

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