Thursday, August 14, 2014

Artists Market Colored Pencil Artist E.P. Lewandowski Honored with Three International Exhibitions

Colored pencil artist extraordinaire E.P. (Irv) Lewandowski has long delighted Artists Market customers with his amazing drawings.  Over the last several years, he has built up quite a national following as well.  He has recently added several new accolades to his resume.  We take this opportunity to proudly brag on his behalf.

Pencil Art Society  --Irv is one of  just fifty-nine artists whose artwork has been selected for the Pencil Art Society International Open Juried Exhibition. Artists from eleven countries will be featured at the beautifiul Repentigny Exibition Centre in Repentgny, Quebec, August 23 - September21, 2014

I was especially delighted to hear that the juror, Richard Pedneault of the Lauier Museum chose two of my drawings.  It is quite an honor to share a venue with some of the best pencil artists in the world.  --  E.P. Lewandowski

Irv's entries Crevice Stream II and Landscape VI represent two of Lewandowski's favorite artistic subjects, waterscape and landscape studies.
The waterscape drawing (above) has been an award-winning image at several events in recent years, including Best of Show at both the Southwest National Contemporary Realism Competition and the Michigan Colored Pencil 2012 Competition. 

The landscape study (above) is a part of new series entitled Landscape Images.

International Guild of Realism --  Lewandowski's waterscape, Crevice Stream IV (below), has been selected for the 9th Annual International Guild of Realism Exhibition in Charleston, South Carolina.
The top sixty-nine artists chosen for this prestigious exhibition will be featured at the Robert Lange Studios Gallery  in November, 2014.

Colored Pencil Society of America  --  One of Irv's drawings, Streamside Cove II  (below), has been selected for the  CPSA Twenty-Second Annual International Competition and Exhibition at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum and Gardens in Ormond Beach, Florida.  Irv is also scheduled to receive special CPSA Signature status, accorded to members who achieve recognition as a successful artist in consistent international competition.

Kudos Irv for your recent honors and thanks for remembering all of us here at home in Michigan and at the Northern Michigan Artists  Market!

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