Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Colored Pencil Society of America Exhibition Acceptance!

'Swiss Chard Mosaic', 17"w x 7"h, Coloured Pencil on Colourfix Paper
Copyright Teresa Mallen

Well a big woo hoo and huge yippee! My funky chunk of chard has been juried into the Colored Pencil Society of America's 17th Annual Internation Exhibition in Atlanta 2009!!!!

I am delighted and honoured to have my work chosen and to be in the company of such esteemed and talented cp artists. To read the names of all of the accepted artists, visit the CPSA website.

Now I just have to get my 'Swiss Chard Mosaic' framed with acrylic and then I need to purchase some deluxe packaging. This piece will be exhibited at the Jacqueline C. Hudgens Center for the Arts in Duluth Georgia from July 9th until August 29th, 2009. The CPSA holds an annual convention one week during the exhibition and I have signed up for workshops, the awards banquet, etc. I have my hotel booked and my passport is ready. I have been a busy gal since I found out about my acceptance! Some of you may remember that last year I was all set to go to Seattle for the 2008 convention but unfortunately life had a terrible surprise for us. We discovered that my Father was terminally ill. I chose to spend those last weeks of my Father's life with him and I have no regrets. So on to a new year and new plans...I think I will wrap my husband up in some cotton batting or something so he can't get hurt or injured before I go! :-)

Congratulations to all of the other artists accepted into this exhibition! I hope to see you and your art in Atlanta in July.

22 comments:

Vic said...

Congrats Teresa, well deserved this piece is superb.

CountryDreaming said...

What excitingly good news! Congratulations on your acceptance and enjoy the exhibition.

Nicole Caulfield said...

Congratulations!!!! Cool piece!

I won't be going to the convention this year - but tell my piece hi! :)

Michelle said...

Congradulations Teresa, it's a great piece!

Laure Ferlita said...

YIPPEE SKIPPEE!!!! What wonderful news for you! Congrats and wishing you all kinds of luck with the convention and hoping you have a fabulous time!

Rose Welty said...

Congrats Teresa! Well done. I hope you have a fabulous time.

Teresa Mallen said...

Hi Vic, thank you!

Thank you CD, yes "excitingly good news" indeed!

Thanks so much Nicole. I look forward to seeing your work in person!! I am such a fan. :-)

Thank you for taking the time to comment Michelle! I appreciate it.

And Laure, "yippee skippee", now that is my kind of talk! :-) I am going to have to start using that. Thanks!!

Teresa Mallen said...

Thank you Rose. I am sure I shall have a fabulous time. I am having a fabulous time just thinking about it and I haven't even boarded the plane! :-)

Carol Creech said...

Congratulations, Teresa!! That is awesome. And what a beautiful piece. Who knew lettuce could be so exciting :) Have a great time at the convention!
Carol

Laura said...

Congratulations Teresa although I'm not surprised your piece got through:)

Beth said...

Congratulations Teresa! Maybe we will get to meet at the convention. Right now I am planning to go also.
ps. could you email your address. see my blog post from May 4th(yesterday).

Cindy said...

Congratulations Teresa! Your piece is marvelous...I really like the mosaic feeling of your pieces.

See you in Atlanta!

Teresa Mallen said...

Hi Carol, thank you for your lovely comments. Yes, I guess I get excited by odd things. And to think we ate the chard following the photo shoot!

Laura, you are not surprised? Thank you! You know that I think your work is incredible so coming from you, this is wonderful.

Beth, wow great news. I am very happy to read that you are going to be in Atlanta too! I so look forward to meeting you in person. Of course I shall send along my email address, could this be about what I think? :-)

Teresa Mallen said...

Hi Cindy, congratulations to you too! Yes, see you in Atlanta!!

Teresa Mallen said...

Hi Cindy, congratulations to you too! Yes, see you in Atlanta!!

jinx1764 said...

Congratulations! Very nice piece, good luck in the competition!

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Many congratulations Teresa! :)

Pencil Sanity said...

How exciting!!!! A BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU.

Ann said...

Congratulations!!!!!

Felicity said...

Many congratulations, and well deserved!

Teresa Mallen said...

My goodness everyone, I truly appreciate all of your wonderful comments. Thank you doesn't seem to express my gratitude well enough but oh well - thank you. It means a lot to me that you would take the time to send a message.

Teresa said...

Hi Teresa,
I'm catching up with my blog reading...and, wow! what great news!! Congratulations!!! I'm sure you'll have a great time at the convention.