Canson & The CPSA Announce Contest Winner

Earlier this month, Canson announced Eileen Sorg, a Seattle-based artist, as the winner of the Canson Paper Award for Excellence for her entry into the Colored Pencil Society of America’ (CPSA) annual Explore This! 7 juried online show.  Canson, a Bronze Award Donor to the Explore this! competition, has gifted Sorg $300 worth of Canson products.

Sorg, who has exhibited frequently over the past several years within the CPSA, was very pleased to hear she had won such a variety of Canson products, especially the Arches watercolor papers. Sorg’s winning submission, The Trouble with Butterflies (19”x15”), was created using colored pencil atop a painting of ink and watercolor.  Her drawing is currently being shown in CPSA’s online gallery as part of the Explore This! 7 Exhibition, which will run online through January 31, 2012.

Born and raised in Seattle, Sorg is already a frequent user of Canson’s Arches products.  “I use Arches exclusively for my work, and this paper is very dynamic,” she said. “I’ve tried so many different types of papers, and for the Arches papers to be able to take watercolor in and the layering of the colored pencil as well, this is a great testament to the paper itself.”

Sorg teaches ink, watercolor and colored pencil classes throughout the West Coast, and she recommends Arches papers to all of her students.



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