The show is both online and in-person at the Expressions Gallery, Palm Coast, FL ~ Aug 7 to Sep 17, 2022
Below is our show dedication ~ followed by the Artist Galleryand theGallery Opening Reception. (below)Click any image for a slide show
Our show this year is dedicated to the memory of Bill Shoemaker ~ Chapter Co-Founder, President Emeritus, friend and mentor. Bill passed away on Dec 17, 2020, a deeply felt loss for our members and so many in the community and across the country.
Many of us were introduced to colored pencil by Bill many years ago. Bill was one of the most generous teachers we have ever known. He took a patient and genuine interest in every student. Those who were lucky enough to see his expansive portfolio, Bill’s works of art are truly wonderous. While Bill had a wide interest in subject matter, he excelled at drawing wildlife and won many awards. Bill held a Signature status of CPSA, a special standing by CPSA National that recognized him as a highly successful and award-winning artist over many years. Bill found great joy in art and gladly shared that joy with everyone who met him. Lasting impressions of this unique individual? Gentle, generous, and compassionate towards others, always passionate about his art, but always desiring to share that passion.
Bill leaves a legacy not just in his artwork, but as someone who made a difference in the lives of so many, someone who can never be forgotten because he transformed those lives forever. We also wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to Karen Shoemaker for allowing us to share the images below, some of Bill's favorite creations.
“You have been my mentor, my friend, my inspiration for seeing the beauty of the world around us. You have shared your love of colored pencils with so many people, your love of nature, of family, of everything that good in this world. Your creativity and spirit will be with us forever. You are very loved! You will be greatly missed, Bill Shoemaker...You are at peace now and when I see those beautiful rainbows in the sky, I know you are busy at work.” Dedication by Hanneke Jevons, Chapter Co-Founder