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2016 Spring Exhibition at the Pitt Building, Cambridge.

PittBuildingExhibition2016This year the Society held it's 2016 Spring exhibition in the Pitt Building close to the city centre for the first time. This was an exciting new venue located on Trumpington Street, which is one of the main thoroughfares for local residents and visitors entering the city. The exhibition was held in the Darwin Room, which is on the ground floor and this provided an intriguing and impressive view from the street through the windows.

120 local professional and amateur artists exhibited 337 original pieces of work for the first time. The works included paintings, drawing and prints, together with ceramic and stone sculptures. For the first time at a Spring exhibition artists also displayed greetings cards. Collectively this created an excellent exhibition with something of interest for all. The feedback from visitors and exhibiting artists was very positive. The high standard and diversity of the work being a recurring theme. We welcomed 12 new artists into the exhibition this year.

All visiotors had the opportunity to vote for their favourite work and this year they chose Wicken Fen I , a charcoal drawing by Gill Taylor.

Patricia Carloss-Irving, one of our member artists who specialising in printmaking provided the raffle prize, which was a commission to produce a print of a family pet. The winner of the draw was Mr. Jon Barnes from Cambridge. Congratulations Jon!

The Society is grateful for the professional help and support of the Pitt Event Management team, who partnered with our members to enable us to complete one of our most successful and well received exhibitions in recent years.

The Society's next exhibition will be held in the Leys School, Cambridge. This will run from Saturday 22nd October to Saturday 29th October 2016.


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Autumn Exhibition at the Leys School, Cambridge 24 – 31 October 2015

The Society Autumn exhibition was held once again at the Leys School during the half term week. The Society is immensely grateful for use of the excellent gallery provided by the School’s original art studio and for the all the assistance received from members of staff.

Hemingford Manor (Green Knowe) smallerThe Society exhibited 277 works, including paintings, drawing and prints, together with ceramic and stone sculptures and greetings cards, from 97 members. The overall appearance was of a high quality exhibition, which deservedly received much praise.

The favourite work chosen by visitors was Richard Baker’s watercolour and ink painting of Hemingford Manor, Green Knowe.

The Society is also very grateful to our sponsors, Tindalls, Ken Bromley Art Supplies and Winsor & Newton, who generously provided prizes for a raffle. The winners were as follows:

1st Prize: Gill Harwood
2nd Prize: Ms Wren
Four 3rd Prizes: Chris Wilson, Judith Grant, Heather Rix and Pam Latham

The next Society Exhibition will be held at the Pitt Building, Trumpington Street, Cambridge from 9-16 April 2016.

Joining the Society

The Cambridge Drawing Society uses its Pitt Building Exhibition as an opportunity to invite new members to join the Society. See this page for more information on submitting work to this exhibition as a requirement to join.

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