A Special Message from CPSA

28th Annual International Exhibition & Convention


In this time of uncertainty, many organizations are being forced to reconsider events planned for the next several months. Consequently CPSA has made the following decisions:

  • We believe it is still too soon to cancel the 2020 CPSA convention, especially given the large financial penalty we will face if we do. However, we will continue to monitor the situation and make a final determination no later than Friday, May 1, based on data from reputable and trusted information sources.

  • If you have already registered for the convention and its events, thank you, and please bear with us for awhile longer. You can rest assured you may cancel your reservation as late as July 6, 2020.

  • We also realized the lead time for framing and shipping may prove untenable for artists accepted into this year’s International Exhibition. Never fear — the show will go on! Not at the Dunedin Fine Art Center as planned, but ONLINE at www.cpsa.org. In addition, we are extending the entry deadline by TWO MONTHS, TO MAY 31. We will have the usual cash awards, $5,000 CIPPY Best of Show award, and selection to count towards CPSA signature status.

Starline Gallery Forms

Our Chapter has the opportunity to have a gallery show this upcoming May at the Starline Factory Overland Gallery, Harvard, IL


The elected positions on the Board of our chapter due for renewal this year are President and Treasurer.

Melissa Miller Nece Workshop

The topic “Secret Weapons of Colored Pencil” for mastering techniques was the most popular survey choice.

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  • Congratulations to Amy Turner and Pam Bernard on their acceptance into CPSA's Explore This! 16!

  • Congratulations to Denise Wilson! She has art pieces in a show at the Dellora A. Norris Cultural Arts Center in St. Charles and the Holmstad in Batavia.

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