“To the Point” is a group art exhibition featuring 16 artists from the Metro Washington Chapter of the Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA). Colored pencils provide an impressive range of beautiful hues and a unique means of “painting in color.” Colored pencil artists use the point of their pencils to lay down color and give form to their compositions, much like water-media artists use their brushes. These strokes reflect the characteristics of the individual artist’s technique. The results can be very saturated and painterly or carefully placed whisper strokes of color. The works included in this exhibition show the versatility of this medium and how colored pencil artists use the points of the pencils to color their world.
CPSA A district chapter of the national Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA), the Metro Washington Chapter has members primarily in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Formed in 1994 and now with over 50 members, the group’s goals parallel, on a regional basis, those of the national organization: promoting the stature and awareness of colored pencil as a viable art form to professional art establishments and to the general public and providing a forum for education, communication, and recognition of colored pencil artists. The chapter’s artworks are shown as a group in juried and non-juried exhibitions in a variety of venues in the metro region. Individual members’ works have been shown both nationally and internationally and have appeared in various publications. For more information, please visit the CPSA website: www.cpsa109.org.
Karen Coleman, CPSA Deborah Maklowski, CPSA, CPX Linda Fishman Blair Jackson Mary Ellen Geissenhainer, CPSA Maryann DellaRocco, CPSA Carolyn J. Comras Pat Monical Meredith Moss Patricia Andril, CPSA Magruder Murray Linda Feeley Johanna Swart, CPSA Suharshini Seneviratne Dina Buckley, CPSA