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ArtSpectations 2016-17

A colored pencil online competition from the
Colored Pencil Society of America

ArtSpectations 2016-17 Award Winners

View the award-winning artwork and judge's comments on the CPSA website >

Tracy Frein, CPSA, July
Carol Maltby, CPSA, 1914 Chemical Fire Engine
Mike Menius, CPSA, Autumn Bounty
Andrew Purdy, CPSA, Macelleria
Holly Siniscal, CPSA, Andromeda
Suzanne Vigil, CPSA, What Have You Done...Mother Nature
Cristina Iotti, Life #10
Frances Bauduin, Late Afternoon Watch
Darren Hughes, Tawny Frogmouth
Jesse Lane, After The Storm
Peggy Magovern, Altered Ego
Julie Podstolski, Doll of Paradise
2016-17 viewing ends: April 30, 2017

About ArtSpectations
ArtSpectations is an annual online colored pencil art competition hosted by the
Colored Pencil Society of America ( There is no "jurying in" process, and
the competition is open to CPSA members and non-members alike. Every entry that
meets competition eligibility and criteria requirements is accepted and immediately

A maximum of five entries per artist are allowed. Each entry is submitted individually and
the fee per entry is $10.
There are two categories: Signature and Non-signature. The Best of Show in each
category receives a $500 cash award. Five honorable mentions are also chosen in each
category. There are no cash awards for honorable mention level awards.

What does Signature vs. Non-signature mean? Signature status is awarded by
CPSA to its active members whose work appears three times within ten years in one of
the two annual CPSA juried exhibitions. With Signature and Non-signature categories in
ArtSpectations, artists have the opportunity to compete against their peers.

2016-17 ArtSpectations competition eligibility and rules
How to enter ArtSpectations
CPSA ArtSpectations 2016-17 Prospectus (PDF)

Our Judge

Jeffrey Smart Baisden, CPSA (Florida)
Jeffrey is a Colored Pencil Society of America signature and 15-year merit award
member. Her work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, as
well as eighteen Colored Pencil Society of America International Exhibitions,
receiving Awards of Excellence in 1996, 2001, and 2007. In February 2003, she
received the CPSA Exceptional Merit Award at the Explore This! Experimental
Exhibition for the drawing “Night Watch.” Her drawings are included in the series
The Best of Colored Pencil 2, 3, and 4, Colored Pencil Explorations, American
Artist Magazine, The Artist’s Magazine and the cover of Art Calendar magazine.
Jeffrey has served as District Chapter Development Directorfor CPSA and past
president of CPSA District Chapter 113. She was selected to teach one of two
national workshops at the CPSA Convention and Exhibition in Memphis, 2004,
as well as workshops throughout the country.

Questions regarding ArtSpectations? Contact CPSA exhibitions director:
Arlene Weinstock,
exhibitions (at) cpsa (dot) org.