This is an amazing organization and I am so humbled to be in this catalogue with artists that I greatly admire. I mean, John Morra and Jeffrey Larson, schwing!
2012-2013 Arc Salon -
Finalist in the Still Life Category - "The Power of Self Esteem"
Finalist in the Animal Category - "Foiled Again"
2013 EXPY Award - CPSA Explore This! 9
BEST IN SHOW
Eileen Sorg, CPSA, CPX (WA)
Colored Pencil, Watercolor, Ink
12 x 27 inches
CPSA is pleased to present the ninth annual Explore This! online exhibition. Explore This! (ET!) is a juried competition of mixed-media artwork focused around the main medium of colored pencil. Out of 298 entries, 53 were selected to appear in the exhibition. Thirteen of those entries were selected as award winners. The best of show “EXPY” award of $2,000 is sponsored by Prismacolor and the $1,500 second prize is sponsored by CPSA. The top award went to Eileen Sorg, CPSA, CPX of Kingston, Washington for her piece, “Foiled Again.” Ms. Sorg achieved her CPSA status in 2006 and CPX in 2011.
This year’s ET! juror is Mana Hewitt. Ms. Hewitt is a director of undergraduate studies and gallery director for McMaster Gallery in the Department of Art at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. When asked about selecting the winning entries, she said, “In selecting the award winners I found that first place and Best in Show, “Foiled Again” by Eileen Sorg, was exceptional in process and content. Sorg skillfully pushed beyond the expected to create a wonderful visual pun.”
My latest book is officially out and I will have signed copies at my shows this summer. Thanks again to the great folks at Walter Foster (Katie and Rebecca) for making this project as easy as possible.
I have just joined Roby-King Gallery on Bainbridge Island, WA as of January 2012. I am very proud to be a part of this longtime gallery and look forward to many years of artistic success with Wes and Andrea!
The Artist Magazine has selected "Tea Service" as an award winner in their 2011 Annual Art Contest. Please check out the December 2011 issue and read the article and check out the other amazing award winners.
American Artist has selected "Genealogy" as one of their 10 Contest Cover Winners for 2011. Once again, I am humbled to have been selected out of the multitude of entries they received and I am very pleased to see colored pencil holding its own amongst an entire field of oils. Please pick up the June issue of American Artist to read the full article and see the other amazing winners.
Christmas in the Country on Bainbridge Island has asked me to be their featured artist for 2011. I came up with a Christmas themed piece just for this show that will appear on the posters and marketing material this year. I will be selling prints and cards of this image at the show so I hope you can make it out to this fun event.
December 2, 3, & 4th, 2011
The editors at Southwest Art Magazine have recognized me as a finalist in their "21 over 31" Emerging Artists contest. I am very grateful to have been selected out of the approximately 3,000 entries they received. Please check out the article in their November 2010 issue.