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Cambridge Drawing Society 2017 Spring Exhibition - The Pitt Building, Cambridge.

Matriarch and Baby

The Society held it's 2017 annual Spring exhibition in the Pitt Building in Cambridge, from Saturday 1st to Saturday 8th April.

This year for the first time, the Society hired two exhibition rooms, to accommodate the growing volume of members and the high quality work being submitted. 124 local professional and amateur artists exhibited 390 original pieces of work for the first time. This included works from 21 talented new candidates to the Society.

The diverse selection of works included paintings, drawings and prints, together with ceramic and stone sculptures. Many artists also displayed greeting cards for sale. This exhibition exceeded the success of last year’s exhibition in terms of works sold, and saw around 2,250 visitors during the exhibition. Once again visitor feedback has been positive, highlighting the high standard and diversity of the work. 

As with all our exhibitions, visitors were able to vote for their favourite work. This year we received a total of 446 votes and Matriarch and Baby (above), a Pen and Pencil drawing by Shane Swann, attracted the most votes to awarded this year’s favourite work. Shane invested 144 hours at evenings and weekends to complete this work. Congratulations Shane for this well deserved award!

Finally, the Society is grateful for the professional help and support of the Pitt Event Management team, to enable us to complete the most successful Spring exhibition in recent years. We look forward to working with them again in 2018.

If you are currently developing your artist skills and you would like the opportunity to meet current CDS artists, or maybe attend evening events, or participate in one day workshops, why not become a Friend of the Society for annual fee of £12.  Friends Application Form.

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2016 Autumn Exhibition at the Leys School, Cambridge.

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.

 

Exhibition Screen Hire Available

The Cambridge Drawing Society has an inventory of 50 exhibition screens, which are available for hire throughout the year. The fabric covered screens measure 6 feet x 4 feet (180cm x 120cm) and can be erected in portrait or landscape orientation. The screens are self supporting with poles and bases.

As a guide, two people can erect 10 screens in one hour.

The hiring cost is £10/screen irrespective of the duration of the hire. The hirer will be responsible for the cost of the CDS preferred carrier to deliver and collect the screens. The carrier cost is dependent upon the delivery distance. Typically in the Cambridge area this is around £100 to cover delivery and collection.

To hire the screens or ask any questions, please email Colin Hayes: cjf.hayes@gmail.com 

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Upcoming Events
Mono Print Workshop with Tracey Ashman - 17th September 2017 Sep 17, 2017 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM — Grantchester Village Hall CB3 9NF
Lecture; The Art of a Darwin - about the life of Gwen Raverat Sep 28, 2017 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM — The Wilkinson Room, St John’s Church, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8RN
Pastel Workshop with Colin Hayes - Sunday 8th October 2017 Oct 08, 2017 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM — Grantchester Village Hall CB3 9NF
Autumn Exhibition 2017 - The Leys School Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 — The Pitt Building, Trumpington Street, Cambridge. CB2 1RP
Urban Landscapes - A Demonstration in Oils by Paul Alcock Nov 01, 2017 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM — The Wilkinson Room, St John’s Church, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8RN
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