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.