Annual CPSA District Chapter 214 Workshop




Denise Howard, CPSA, CPX, UKCPS, MPAS

Have you ever wanted to paint a landscape, but felt intimidated by its many details?
Then you will really enjoy our next workshop by Denise!

Denise will focus on the techniques for rendering textures in the rocks, leaves, bark, moss and grasses found in nature. She will emphasize close-ups of trees in particular.

Each attendee will be provided with an illustration of a tree and Denise will break down the complex structure of the subject into simplified steps.

Denise exhibits her work in the United States, Canada and England and has won many awards. She is past president of the San Francisco Chapter and is currently the Marketing Director on the National CPSA Board of Directors.

C-Denise Howard

2016-2017 CPSA ArtSpectations

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Artspec 2016





ArtSpectations is an annual online colored pencil art competition hosted by the Colored Pencil Society of America. ArtSpectations has one big difference from other exhibitions hosted by CPSA—there is no “jurying-in” process. Every entry that meets competition eligibility and criteria requirements is accepted and immediately viewable.

Once the entry period ends, a judge reviews all the entries and selects award winners in both a CPSA Signature category and a Non-signature category. This provides an opportunity for all artists to compete against their peers.

ArtSpectations entries remain online until the next annual show entry period begins, so your art is viewable anywhere in the world for up to a year.

Explore This! 13  2017

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Explore This! is open to living artists 18 years or older, regardless of geographic location. Artists may enter two different pieces, but only one piece per artist may be accepted into the show. Artists may submit one digital image for each two-dimensional work and two digital images for each three-dimensional work (sculpture).




Click below to view the current GALLERY OF WINNERS


The 24th Annual International Exhibition was held in Tacoma, WA.  The exhibition was judged by Michael W. Monroe, director emeritus of the Bellevue Arts Museum in Bellevue, Washington.

The exhibit appeared at the American Art Company in downtown Tacoma.