20th Anniversary Gala Exhibition

The Annual UK Coloured Pencil Society Open International Exhibition 2021
To be held at Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, South Bank, London, SE1 9PH


 14th to 24th October 2021
Open every day 11am - 6pm. Free of charge, no booking required

Join us at our 20th Anniversary Gala Exhibition for our largest ever exhibition of colour pencil artwork featuring UK and International Artists.

This year it's our 20th Anniversary, and to celebrate we have chosen the fantastic space at the Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf in London to showcase the incredible flexibility of colour pencils and the diversity of artistic styles now being produced.

There will be plenty and see and do:

Main Exhibition - See nearly 250 colour pencil artworks jury selected from entries received from members and non-members of the society

2020 Reframed - A chance to see a selection artwork that qualified for our 2020 Open Exhibition which had to be displayed online last year.

Gala Cards Exhibition - A stunning artwall of Artist Trading Card sized originals created by our members.

Workshops - there will be at least one workshop nearly every day at the exhibition. Click/tap here for the full list and book your place if you see one (or more) you like.

Demos - there will be a least one demo each day where you can see colour pencil art being created and chat with the artists and hopefully pick up some tips for yourself.

Test it out area - You can try before you buy. Enjoy some samples to take away, and a whole host of products to test.


  • Exhibition pieces for sale will be identified in the catalogue which will be available to purchase from the shop or via our website soon.
  • Our Gala Partner, Derwent, will have a selection of products available for you to purchase throughout the event.
  • A range of papers from our sponsor Hahnemuehle will be available to purchase.
  • Prints and cards of selected artwork will also be on sale, alongside branded merchandise and gifts.

List of artists selected for the main exhibition.

Notice for all participating artists - click/tap here for details for delivery/collection of your pictures.

The UK Coloured Pencil Society Anual Exhibition is open to all artists. Each work must comprise at least 50% dry coloured pencil. See rules of entry for info.

Prizes include: Best Picture Award £1,000; Runner Up £500 and Colored Pencil Society of America Award for Excellence (CPSA) $500.

Selection Judges

Ann James Massey SWA, KA, CPSA, UKCPS Silver - website
Deborah Maklowski, CPSA, CPX - President of Colored Pencil Society of America - website
The Derwent Global Marketing Team - Derwent Website

Awards Judge

Adebanji Alade - read more

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The UKCPS gratefully acknowledges the support of these companies.