In conjunction with the annual International Exhibition each year, Colored Pencil Society of America presents a fun-filled convention providing colored pencil artists the opportunity to network and become acquainted with other artists, attend workshops led by experienced and accomplished artists, win door prizes at the Art Gala, and enjoy a banquet to see in person the announcement and presentation of exhibition awards.
The CPSA International Exhibition is an annual juried gallery exhibition exclusively for works done in 100% colored pencil. It is held in a different city each year to provide more people the opportunity to enjoy colored pencil as a fine art medium. This year's exhibition was held at the Mansion at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland from June 10-August 6, 2017. The recognition levels included: diamond, platinum, gold, silver, and bronze. One of this year's winners was Barbara Rogers, winning the Legion Paper award for Exceptional Merit.