The Colored Pencil Show
Colored pencils are a wonderfully dynamic medium that are highly beloved by many of our Project Onward artists. They are capable of rendering art styles that art expressive and abstract, or detailed and photo realistic. While they're slow to use compared to wet media like paint (in terms of laying down color), they’re almost unparalleled when it comes to control and detail. Colored pencils are famous for their translucent quality, which can give artwork a striking luminant appeareance, especially on textured paper.
For this exhibition, we have invited international award winning colored pencil artist and Project Onward Volunteer, Tracy Frein, to guest curate and work with our artists on their techniques. The Colored Pencil Show is a culmination of these efforts and our artists' love letter to the medium.
Art from the show is available for purchase! Shop below:
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Project Onward believes we can inspire change by using art to promote empathy and reduce the stigma of mental illness and developmental disabilities. We seek to improve the self-image of artists by emphasizing the social and economic value of their work.
You can directly contribute to this belief and help improve the lives of each Project Onward artist by purchasing their work. Our online shop is open 24/7, and half of the sale for each original piece goes directly to the artist.