The Goals of Cider Painters of America
- Create Miniature Paintings of Excellence
- Encourage Public Awareness and Enjoyment of Miniaturism
- Include Members from Every State in the Nation and Across the Globe
The Cider Painters of America is proud to be a part of the exciting renewal of the ancient art of miniaturism.
Founded in 1983 in Dallas, Pennsylvania, the C.P.A. was inspired by the Whiskey Painters of America and the Scotch and Watercolor Society.
Our group is unique in that the painted surface can be no larger than 3" x 5". In other words a standard note card must completely cover the painted area of work. With this in mind we have become one of the societies with the smallest paintings. Our members paint in the tradition of miniaturism following the belief that any subject suitable for a larger work may also be used to create a masterpiece in miniature.
Cider Painter artists come from all over the world. We are governed by an Orchard Board representing "Apple Artists" from across the United States as well as other countries. We nurture our "Seedling Artists" through scholarships and awards at our exhibits. Our members are kept fertilized through information, news and updated postings in our quarterly newsletter "The Cider Press."
Each fall season we hold an International Exhibit for our members in northeast Pennsylvania.
If interested in joining or would like more information, please contact us by e-mail or at the mailing address below.
Cider Painters of America
PO Box 625
Dallas, PA 18612