International Children's Art Exhibition Opens in Cincinnati

43rd annual travelling exhibition celebrates children's art from around the world

Nov 05, 2013, 11:00 ET from Pentel of America

TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Art lovers looking for a watercolor painting of a clown eating pancakes drawn by a second grader in Wisconsin can stop their questing. The 43rd annual International Children's Art Exhibition, sponsored by writing instrument and art supply manufacturer Pentel of America®, will feature such wonderful expressions of children's creativity from around the world.

Founded by Tokyo-based parent company Pentel Company, Ltd in 1970, the International Children's Art Exhibition (ICAE) is open to children from age 3-13 from any country in the world. Most entries are submitted to one of the 19 worldwide subsidiaries of Pentel, such as Pentel of America, Ltd., based in Torrance, CA.

The 43rd ICAE received over 1,000 entries from the United States and 164 were awarded medals,
including six "Special Gold" awards reserved for the best among all entries from around the world.
The eight-month tour will stop in seven locations starting November 4, 2013 at the Summit Country Day School in Cincinnati, Ohio and ending at the Los Angeles County Library on June 29, 2014. For a full list of tour locations and dates, visit the company's web site at

The entry period for the 44th ICAE is still open as well for budding artists that still want to enter next year's competition. Art must be received by December 2, 2013 to be eligible for judging in Japan. Full rules and entry forms are available online at  Plus, more info can be found by visiting the company's social sites, like Facebook®, Instagram®, Twitter® and Pinterest®.

About Pentel of America
Pentel of America is a division of Pentel Company, Ltd., which has been producing the world's favorite writing instruments for over half a century.  Pentel is committed to quality, is known for innovation and is responsible for the development of many of the writing instruments in use around the world today.  Pentel developed the Sign Pen®, the world's first acrylic fiber tipped pen; Pentel Arts®, high-quality arts and crafts supplies; Recycology™, an eco-friendly line of writing instruments; and Super Hi-Polymer® lead - the #1 selling lead refill in the United States.  Pentel of America is based in Torrance, California. For more information, visit

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Pentel of America

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