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Cambridge Drawing Society 2016 Autumn Exhibition - Leys School Cambridge.

 

This year the Society again held it's 2016 Autumn exhibition in the Leys School, Cambridge.

97 local professional and amateur artists exhibited 265 original pieces of work for the first time. The diverse selection of works included paintings, drawing and prints, together with ceramic and stone sculptures. Many artists also displayed cards for sale, which proved extremely popular.  Overall, the exhibition provided a broad range of work, with something of interest for all visitors. This exhibition turned out to be the Society's most successful in the last six years in terms of works sold. Once again visitor feedback has been positive, highlighting the high standard and diversity of the work. 

The Other Gardener (Dakin)

Visitors had the opportunity to vote for their favourite work. This year they chose The Other Gardener (above), a charcoal drawing by Andy Dakin. In previous exhibitions Andy has consistently been in the top ten. Well done Andy for getting the top position this time!

Great North Fen 1 (Howard)Iona Howard, one of our member artists who specialises in printmaking provided the raffle prize, which was an original print "Great North Fen". The winner of the draw was Lucy Winter from Great Shelford. Lucy is a Friend of the Society. Congratulations Lucy!

The Society is grateful for the professional help and support of the Leys School to enable us to complete one of our most successful and well received Autumn exhibitions in recent years.

 

 

The Society's next Spring exhibition will be held in the The Pitt Building, Trumpington Street Cambridge, running from Saturday 1st April to Saturday 8th April 2017.

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2016 Spring Exhibition at the Pitt Building, Cambridge.

This year the Society held it's 2016 Spring exhibition in the Pitt Building close to Cambridge 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 diverse selection of 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.

Visitors had the opportunity to vote for their favourite work. This year they chose Wicken Fen I, a charcoal drawing by Gill Taylor. Congratulations Gill!

Patricia Carloss-Irving, one of our member artists who specialises in printmaking provided the raffle prize, which was a commission to produce a print of a family pet. The winner of the draw was Jon Barnes from Cambridge. Well done 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, running from Saturday 22nd October to Saturday 29th October 2016.

Joining the Society

The Cambridge Drawing Society uses its annual Spring Pitt Building Exhibition as an opportunity to invite new members to join the Society. More details will be made available early in January 2017.

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Portrait Workshop with John Glover - Sun. 11th December 2016 Dec 11, 2016 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM — Grantchester Village Hall CB3 9NF
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