Explore This! 13

CPSA 2017–18 Online Exhibition

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Important Dates and Deadlines:
September 15, 2016: First day to submit entries at CaFÉ™
November 15, 2016: Deadline for entries
January 15, 2017: Acceptance list posted at www.cpsa.org
February 1, 2017: Awards revealed on CPSA website
February 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018: Explore This! 13 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.

Our Juror

Trudi C. Van Dyke is an independent curator and fine arts consultant who specializes in developing exhibitions in all media for regional, national, and international exhibitions. She was formerly director of the Torpedo Factory Arts Center (Alexandria, VA) and the Ellipse Art Center (Arlington, VA). 

With over 15 years’ experience, she has presented numerous exhibitions in all media at galleries, embassies, and international venues. 2015 curatorial projects included the Rawls Museum (Cortland, VA), 7 East Gallery (Woodstock, VA), the Barry Gallery (Arlington, VA), and The Hockaday Museum of Art (Kalispell, MT). Her jury experiences include Cherry Creek Fine Arts Festival (Colorado), Festival of the Masters (Downtown Disney, Orlando, FL), and  the 2016 Collectors of Wood Art award at the Smithsonian Institution (Washington, D.C.). She writes on the arts for Fiber Arts Now and Elan magazine. She was an adjunct faculty member in the Masters in Arts Management Program at George Mason University (VA) where she developed a course in gallery management. 

Van Dyke holds a Master of Science degree from Montana State University, Bozeman, MT.

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