Tuesday, July 17, 2012

CPSA International Exhibition, 2012 ARC Salon, and Strokes of Genius 5

In about two weeks I will be headed off to another convention week for the 20th Annual International Exhibition of the Colored Pencil Society of America.  This year's host city is Covington, Kentucky.  The exhibition can be seen at The Carnegie, Visual and Performing Arts Center through August 30, 2012, and the artists' reception is from 4 - 6 p.m., on Saturday, August 4.  My piece Dust and Thunder (shown above as one of two works used on the CPSA's promotional postcards) has been juried into this exhibit.

In addition, Dust and Thunder was chosen as a finalist in the Art Renewal Center's 2012 ARC Salon.  The Art Renewal Center is dedicated to the perpetuation of traditional art, as well as the knowledge and techniques of the artistic masters from the late-19th century.  The ARC Salon finalists and award winners can be viewed at http://www.artrenewal.org .........and I highly recommend this website in general, as it is a 'good read'.  

Wyoming Grey

Finally, both Dust and Thunder and Wyoming Grey have been chosen for inclusion in the book, "Strokes of Genius 5: The Best of Drawing / Composition".  (I will admit, I have coveted a spot in one of these editions for some time.)  The volume will include the work of 93 artists, and will be published by North Light Books in 2013.  More to come as the release date approaches. 

I guess every once in awhile nice things happen in groups of nice things.    : )


  1. A very well derserved congratulations....I just want to hug "Wyoming Grey"...:))

  2. ditto Elizabeth's comments. So very well deserved .... and I, too, love Wyoming Grey :-)

    Enjoy the convention.

  3. Congratulations Lynda!!! How delightful that you are experiencing 'groups' of nice things. :-) All well deserved honours! I can't wait to see your photos of the convention. I know you will have a blast!

  4. congrats!!

    i just want to reach out and give that horse a scratch on Wyoming Grey , looks so real

  5. Elizabeth, Sue, Teresa, and Jennifer......thanks so much for stopping in and your comments. You know, in the photo references for "Wyoming Grey", he was just so........fuzzy!.......he just begged to be drawn. Maybe you are aware of this already, but the 'model' was a wild horse that was captured during a Bureau of Land Management round-up. : (

    And Teresa, as I've told you before.....you will be missed at the convention!

  6. that is just not that surprising. Your work is incredible and deserves recognition