In conjunction with the annual International Exhibition each year, CPSA presents a fun-filled convention allowing colored pencil artists to network and get acquainted with other artists. The convention runs Tuesday through Saturday and is usually held the end of July/beginning of August.

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CPSA Exhibitions

Meetings Tuesday/Wednesday

The national governing board and chapter delegates hold meetings to discuss business.

Workshops Thursday/Friday

Two nationally known colored pencil artists present one-day workshops with lower rates for members.

Silent Auction


Started in 1999, this fund-raising auction offers an opportunity for attendees to bid on and purchase original colored pencil artwork donated by signature and award winning artists.

Art Gala

This informal general meeting features a presentation of all artwork submitted to the show, numerous door prizes, and final bidding for the silent auction.

Awards Banquet Friday

The highlight of the convention is the banquet when CPSA honors artists who have won awards and attained signature status and merit awards.

Artists' Reception Saturday

The final event is a reception at the gallery to celebrate the exhibited art and award winners. This event is open to the public.

Special Events Saturday

Depending on the situation, CPSA may schedule other special events such as field trips to areas of interest, seminars about art-related subjects by prominent guest speakers, trade shows with product manufacturers, or short sessions about marketing and other art-related topics.

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