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About the Artist

CJ Worlein is a native of the Pacific Northwest and an award-winning artist who works in the fine art medium of colored pencil. 

She specializes in portraits, and strives to capture not only the likeness of her subjects, but their personality and character as well. To her, as the proverb says, the eyes are truly the window to the soul. She often receives comments that the subjects in her paintings look as though they will move and speak at any moment. 

CJ is a signature member of the national Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA) and has served as its corporate image director since 2013. She was membership director for the society from 2011 to 2013.

She also served as president of the CPSA Portland District Chapter 201 from 2008 to 2011, was its webmaster from 2006 until 2013, and currently handles membership responsibilities for the chapter.

CJ welcomes inquiries about commissioning a portrait.
All images © CJ Worlein.
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Awards

Fourth Place, 2017 CPSA Portland District Chapter 201 26th Annual Colored Pencil Show, A Grampa Moment
People's Choice, 2016 Beaverton Arts Mix!, Stephanie
Best of Show, 2016 CPSA Portland District Chapter 201 25th Annual Colored Pencil Show, Patty II
Best of Show, 2015 CPSA Portland District Chapter 201 24th Annual Colored Pencil Show, Stephanie
Award for Outstanding Achievement2014 CPSA 22nd Annual International Exhibition (Ormond Beach, FL), The Best of Friends
First Place, 2014 Society of Washington Artists Spring Art Show, Colored pencil/pen/ink/charcoal/graphite/crayon category, The Sisters
People's Choice, 2014 Society of Washington Artists Spring Art Show, The Sisters
Second Place, 2014 Society of Washington Artists Spring Art Show, Colored pencil/pen/ink/charcoal/graphite/crayon category, Unconditional
Second Place, 2014 CPSA Portland District Chapter 201 23rd Annual Colored Pencil Show, Unconditional
First Place, 2013 CPSA Portland District Chapter 201 22nd Annual Colored Pencil Show, The Best of Friends
People's Choice2012 Beaverton Arts Commission Visual Arts Showcase, The Sisters
The Staedtler North America Award for Exceptional Merit2012 CPSA 20th Annual International Exhibition (Covington, KY), Patty  (Details)
Best of Show, 2012 Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts 49th Annual Open Show, The Best of Friends
Best of Show, 2012 CPSA Portland District Chapter 201 21st Annual Colored Pencil Show,  Dan The Man
Patrons' Choice and People's Choice, 2011 Beaverton Arts Commission Visual Arts Showcase, Patty
Honorable Mention, 2011 Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts 48th Annual Open Show, When You Look Away
Best of Show and CIPPY Award, 2011 CPSA 19th Annual International Exhibition (Dallas, TX), The Sisters  (Details) 
Best of Show, 2011 CPSA Portland  District Chapter 201 20th Annual Colored Pencil Show, The Sisters
Second Runner Up, 2010 North Clackamas Arts Guild Show (Portland, OR), Patty
Blue Ribbon, 2010 Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts 47th Annual Open Show, Patty
Best of Show and People's Choice, 2010 CPSA Portland DC 201 19th Annual Colored Pencil Show, Patty
Second Place2009 CPSA Portland District Chapter 201 18th Annual Colored Pencil Show, Frankie
Blue Ribbon, 2009 Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts 46th Annual Open Show, Good Morning
Best of ShowCarnegie Award, and People's Choice, 2008 CPSA DC 201 17th Annual Show, Vivian
First Place, 2008 CPSA Portland District Chapter 201 17th Annual Colored Pencil Show, Buddy
Second Place, 2007 CPSA Portland District Chapter 201 16th Annual Colored Pencil Show, Jo