Caran d’Ache Award for Excellence

MultiBlue - Kathryn Koozer, A Seattle Artist -
So… I am evidently AMAZING.I got this email this evening (Monday the 19th) and I’m still in shock about it. I edited out contact information and a few names of some members, but this is almost the exact same email.__________________________________________________________________

Hello Kathryn,

Congratulations!! Our juror, Dr. Gwen Chanzit, has selected your artwork titled “MultiBlue” for the Caran d’Ache Award for Excellence in this year’s Explore This! 5 Exhibition. If you are a CPSA member, this acceptance will count toward earning CPX Signature Status.

Your Award Certificate will be sent in the near future. You have won a choice of products from Caran d’Ache of Switzerland, valued from $300 to $360. See the attached sheet for full information on making your selection. Please send your choice and shipping address and we will arrange to have your selection shipped directly to you.

Please feel free to contact me or Paula Parks, our Exhibition Director, if you have any further questions.

Again, congratulations from the entire CPSA Governing Board.

Kay Schmidt
Colored Pencil Society of America


I read this. And had to reread it several times.

When I first got it I thought it was some spoof and some spammer had gotten my email address from somewhere and was trying to scam me. Then I thought… wait a sec… O.O Holy Crap!

There were four choices for the award and I chose the super awesome set of 120 colored pencils that comes in a wooden case. It’s quite beautiful and the pencils are suppose to be fantastic quality and lightfast. Basically these ones.

I’d include a link here for the award winners for the Explore This! show but it won’t be officially posted until the 1st of February.

This isn’t all of the great news for today, but I’ll post about that later when I have some photos to go along with it! Later this week, maybe Wednesday or Thursday.


Award Certificate by Kathryn Koozer

The Award Certificate.

– Kathryn Koozer

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