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The Johns Creek Arts Center is honored to host this exhibition of works by the members of the Atlanta Chapter of the Colored Pencil Society of America. Founded in in 1990, the Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA) is a nonprofit organization for colored pencil artists and enthusiasts working to promote colored pencils as a fine art medium through educational programming, exhibitions and workshops.  The Johns Creek Arts Center has hosted the CPSA several times and it is always one of our most well attended and popular exhibitions. We were all beyond excited when CPSA member and our very own colored pencil instructor, Debra Yaun, asked us to host this exhibition.

The esteemed judge for this year’s exhibition is Connie Lynne Reilly. An Atlanta, Georgia native, Ms. Reilly  is a professional artist and instructor working primarily in oil, pastel, watercolor, pencil, and charcoal. Her sensitively rendered portraits and paintings have received national and international recognition. She is  represented in private, public and museum collections including the Booth Museum, Tennessee Tech University, Atlanta History Center, John Bell Hood Society, and St Joseph’s Hospital. Visit Connie’s Instagram page here.

We would like to extend our gratitude to the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, Fulton County Arts and Culture and the Georgia Council for the Arts for their major funding which makes exhibitions like this possible.

Exhibition dates July 18 until Friday, August 12, 2022 (Closing reception 5-6:30, Free and open to the public) Artists may pick up artwork from Closing reception, or Saturday, Aug 13 10a -2pm.

Major funding for this organization is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners.

Many thanks to the Curator and Program Director, Althea Foster; Director, Stephanie Donaldson; Web design, Kristen Lewkowitz; Clay Studio Manager, Beau Raymond; Registrar, Lillie Cipolla, and the entire team of volunteers and supporters of the Johns Creek Arts Center for their many efforts in the coordination and administration of the exhibition. Special thanks to all the members and participants of the Colored Pencil Society of America, the Colored Pencil Society of America: Atlanta Chapter and Artist Debra Yaun for inviting us to be a part of this special event.

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