The ACPN was founded in 2010, is a community “network” inspired to support Australian Coloured Pencil Artists and raise the profile of coloured pencil art in Australia.
The ACPN consists of this website which includes a forum and blog as well as a newslettter, facebook group and various other online outlets to provide resources, marketing opportunities and connections between those in the Australian coloured pencil community. It is a virtual space to help grow the Australian CP community, to facilitate collaborative projects and act in the interests of the group as a whole.
This group is specifically for Australian and New Zealand Coloured Pencil Artists of all levels as there is currently no other group or society to form that connection. It has been founded by Australian Coloured Pencil Artist – Belinda Lindhardt who relies on the involvement of the community to help to drive the interests of the group and contributors to help keep the whole thing running. Belinda’s own coloured pencil journey as an artist has inspired her to continue to grow and support the ACPN in whatever way possible.
Each year we provide an online exhibition of Australian Coloured Pencil and Mixed Media Artworks proudly sponsored by “Arthouse Direct – Creativity Unlimited” who have been a fabulous support for the past 4 years in providing prizes and supporting the ACPN in general.
Currently we are sending out periodic Newsletters – we are looking for contributors for our newsletter and website- please contact us if you are interested in helping out or if you have any information to share.
Becoming a member of this website allows you to post in our forum where you can connect with other ACPN Members, enter our online exhibitions and receive opportunity to enter in our yearly calendar and other collaborative projects.
The AusCP Network is a community group for those interested in coloured pencil art.
We invite you if you are interested in coloured pencils and live in Australia or New Zealand, please accept our open invitation to join our community to connect with other enthusiasts. There are number of ways you can be involved.
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What are the opportunities, that the ACPN has to offer you?
If you are a beginner or learning you might like:
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Like our page on facebook and follow updates and news posted to our blog.
Join our newsletter (currently comes out quarterly) for important news.
Read our Beginners Tips articles on our website, and find links to other resources throughout the internet about coloured pencils.
Find out about workshops, events etc through our website.
If you are a professional* coloured pencil artist, you might like any of the above and/or:
* Professional is that you are marketing your art to sell, teaching or attending workshops, entering competitions or you are a supplier/manufacturer of coloured pencil related products.
**Become a featured ACPN member – have your artwork / listed on our network.
Upload your work to our members gallery.
List your website / details in our ACP directory this is Free for a basic listing. This is how you can find other artists in your local area and increase CP artist profiles.
**Send your marketing information and be promoted through our network.
Send your work in for consideration for our end of year calendar. Keep an eye out for a call for entries.
Enter into our online exhibition, we have been holding these for the past 5 years with some great prizes. (Call for entries happen in about September)
If you are a tutor, send your information for your workshop to be promoted.
**If you are a blogger we would love to see how we can support one another.
If you are a instagramer, #auscp or connect with us on @auscp to have your work featured on the site and for us to promote you through instagram.
If you are having an exhibition we would love to share your information to help you get the word out.
You can also place a link to your website through advertising on our website, newsletter or directory for a small fee. This fee helps the upkeep o