Wednesday, July 11, 2012

CPSC Exhbition 2012

Here we go...the first annual national Coloured Pencil Society of Canada Exhibition 2012. I would like to take a moment to personally thank the executive members that have worked so hard over these past years to bring us to this point. A big thank you goes out to Gordon Webster, Erica Walker, Lissa Rachelle Robillard and Alexandra Bastien. Without you, this would have not happened.

All of these photos were taken last Saturday evening during the reception/vernissage for the artists. If the images are a bit dark, please forgive me. With all of the reflective surfaces from the artwork, I didn't dare use a flash.

At left you will see CPSC President Gordon Webster and at the podium is our juror, non other than Bernard Poulin.

My nomination to the Board was accepted and voted upon at the AGM on Friday night and I am delighted to report that I am now the Membership Director. I look forward to serving my fellow CPSC members. And if you aren't a member - do join us. There are great things ahead for this organization. Come be a part of it!

In the photo on the right, juror Bernard Poulin is standing with Amie Talbot, discussing her work. It is a portrait and I can only imagine how Amie felt getting an on the spot, in person, critique from Bernard. His portraits are outstanding of course and I am sure he had lots of helpful tips for Amie. Bernard is a charming, friendly man who fortunately gives comments in such a way that they are instructive and encouraging. If you are unfamiliar with his work, click his name above to access a link to his website. While Bernard works in oil as well, I confess a preference for his cp work. I personally like the commissioned portrait he did of Prince William when William was just a young boy. 

this is me, Teresa Mallen CPSA, with one of my pieces in the exhibition, 'Swiss Chard Mosaic'

oops, I was laughing when I took the picture and it is crooked, this is artist Patricia Murphy and her piece 'Pine Trunk'

fellow Ottawa cp artist, Allison Fagan CPSA, with her Honourable Mention work, 'Beet it, just beet it'

Another new board member, Vickie Lawrence is a Director at Large. Here she is pictured with her piece 'Candy Apple Days'. Vickie's other piece, a horse portrait entitled 'Magic' won an Honourable Mention.

someone else who likes peonies :-)  Joanne Abbott with 'Pink Peony'

This is Marcia Godbout with her work 'Split Personality'. Marcia has four pieces in the exhibition, some of my favourites of the entire show, especially her portraits of 'Steve' and 'Sunlit Katie'. I predict we shall be seeing lots of Marcia's work in years to come.

Ist Place award goes to 'Solitary Stellar's Jay' by Deborah Strong, truly one of my favourite pieces of the exhibition

2nd Place, 'Pebbles 1' by Alison Phipott

Third Place, 'My Mate and I' by Manon Menard Adams

Honourable Mention for 'Treenip' goes to Manon Menard Adams

Of course this is just a small sample of the incredible work that is in the exhibit. The CPSC shall be posting the winning entries on the CPSC Facebook page. We are currently operating without a Director of Web Services but those of us on the executive are doing our best to get the entire show on-line at some point. Okay, I was daft enough to volunteer to try to accomplish this. Those of you who know how much of a Luddite I am are now spewing coffee at the screen as you gasp with laughter.Truly, if you are reading this and are even slightly computer savvy (I believe the website is on Wordpress) and you wish to help a sorry lot of technically challenged folks, please step forward and help the CPSC! Thanks! Contact me...

And if this wasn't enough art related excitment, I went to the Van Gogh exhibit on Monday. More on that next time.


Deborah Strong said...

Hi Teresa

Thanks for publishing this glimpse of the CSPC Exhibition. I wish I could have been there! I look forward to seeing the entire exhibition on line.

Deborah Strong

Paula Pertile said...

Membership Director! woo hoo, I know someone with power! :~) Seriously, though, that's great (I think).
Thanks for the glimpse of the show - very cool.

And a Van Gogh exhibit too. I don't think I'd be able to handle it all. Can't wait to hear all about it.

Teresa Mallen said...

Hi Deborah and congratulations on winning first place!!!! Your work is fabulous and I am so fortunate to have been able to see it in person.

I did manage to get images of the winning art onto the CPSC website. I could do this as a guest contributor but in order to post a file of all of the accepted entries all new passwords to the website will have to be obtained from the webserver. So this will take a bit of time. Thanks for your patience and thanks for stopping by!

Hey Paula, humm, more worker bee than anything. :-) I am happy to serve though...Van Gogh was awesome!

Ann said...

Awesome show and a great exhibition space too. It all looks very impressive. And congrats on your new title! I am jealous that you had Bernard Poulin there - I have his colored pencil book. What a treat for you all!

Teresa Mallen said...

Hi Ann, I think we all have his book! I have been a fan of his for years. It was such an honour to have my work juried in by him. And yes, it was treat for us all! Thank you for your lovely comment.