"The natural beauty of wildlife has always held a fascination for me.  This beauty, with its graceful
    and often gentle aspect, features prominently in the creation of my artwork; as in the grace of a
    heron hidden among the reeds stalking his next meal,
    unaware that he is being photographed. I know that
    capturing such perfection can be daunting, but as an
    artist this is my objective."

    Bill Shoemaker has been drawing with a passion for
    detail since childhood.  After studying commercial
    art he did freelance work while also entering fine
    art shows.  He broadened his artistic horizons to
    include pastel.  Soon thereafter Bill added several
    awards including that of first place for pastel at
    the New Jersey State Fair.  Bill started working in the color pencil medium in 1993 and since
    received over 60 awards for his work.  The body of his work consists mostly of wildlife.
    Visit his website:  billshoemakercpsa.com

    RECENT AWARDS & RECOGNITION
    2015     Received Best of Show Award, Flagler County Art League, Palm Coast, FL
    2015      Artwork (2 pieces) selected for publication in North Light Books' Strokes of Genius #8
    2015    Juried into the 9th Annual Keystone National Juried Works on Paper Exhibit, Mechanicsburg, PA
    2015      Juried into the Nature and Wildlife Exhibit, 6th Annual, St. Augustine, FL
    2015      Received 2nd Place Award,  Flagler County Art League, Palm Coast, FL
    2015      Received Best in Show Award, Flagler County Art League “The Sky's the Limit Show”,  Palm Coast, FL
    2015      Received 3rd Place Award, St. Augustine Art Association “Fantastic Florida Show”, St. Augustine, FL

    2014      Received 1st Place Award, Flagler County Art League Show "Saturday Evening with the Artist",
                 Palm Coast, FL
    2014      Juried into the 5th Annual Nature and Wildlife Exhibit, St. Augustine, FL
    2014      Selected to submit art for the “Silent Auction” of CPSA Exhibition, Daytona Beach, FL
    2014      Received Best In Show award- Flagler County Art League "Go Coastal" Show, Palm Coast, FL
    2014      Selected artwork (Rosie's World) for publication in "CP Hidden Treasures" by Ann Kullberg

    2013      Received 3rd place award - Flagler County Art League Annual Show, Palm Coast, FL
    2013      Artwork selected for publication in North Light Books' Strokes of Genius #6
    2013      The 14th annual Member Show hosted by Ann Kullberg’s CP Magazine
    2013      Selected to show artwork at the 21st Annual CPSA Exhibition, Brea, CA
    2013      Selected to submit Art to the “Silent Auction” of CPSA Exhibition, Brea, CA
    2013      Juried into the 4th Annual Nature and Wildlife Exhibit,  St. Augustine, FL

    2012      Juried into the 3rd Annual Nature and Wildlife Exhibit, St. Augustine, FL
    2012      Selected to show artwork at the 20th Annual CPSA Exhibition, Covington, KY
    2012      Received 5 year Merit Award at 20th Annual CPSA Exhibition, Covington, KY

    2011      Juried into the Judith Ryan Williams Wildlife Exhibition, St. Augustine, FL
    2011      Selected to show artwork at the 19th Annual CPSA Exhibition,  Dallas, TX
    2011      Selected to submit artwork to the “Silent Auction” of CPSA  Exhibition,  Dallas, TX
    2011      Received Best In Show Award- Animal theme at Flagler County Art League, Palm Coast, FL

    2010      Artwork (2 pieces) selected for publication in North Light Books' Strokes of Genius #3
    2010      Finalist in Artist Magazine’s 27th Annual Competition
    2010      Juried into the Judith Ryan Williams Wildlife Exhibition, St. Augustine, FL
    2010      Received signature status at the 18th Annual CPSA Exhibition, Los Gatos, CA
    2010      Selected to show artwork at the 18th Annual CPSA Exhibition, Los Gatos, CA

    2009      Received second place award “Up Close & Personal Show”, St. Augustine Art Association, FL
    2009      Selected to show artwork at the 17th Annual CPSA Exhibition Atlanta, GA

    2008      Received first place award “Fall Members Show”, St. Augustine Art Association, St. Augustine, FL
    2008      Received fourth place award “Honors Show”, St. Augustine Art  Association, St. Augustine, FL
    2008      Selected to show artwork at the 16th Annual CPSA Exhibition, Seattle, WA

    2007      Received first place award “Art in the Park Show”, Flagler County Art League, Palm Coast, FL

    Memberships
    Founding member & past president (2005-09), CPSA District Chapter #117, St. Augustine, FL
    Signature member of Color Pencil Society of America (CPSA)
    Member of St. Augustine Art Association, St. Augustine, FL
    Member of Flagler County Art League, Palm Coast, FL
    Member of Ormond Memorial Art Museum, Ormond Beach FL

Bill Shoemaker, CPSA
Foot Traffic
Holding Water
"Large Mouth Bass"
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