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Cambridge Drawing Society 2018 Autumn Art Exhibition - The Leys School, Cambridge, 21st - 27th October 2018


Leys 2018 Exhibition PosterThe Society is pleased to announce it’s 2018 Autumn exhibition, to be held at the Leys School in Cambridge. The public exhibition will open on Sunday 21st October at 10am and will run through to Saturday 27th October. Over 250 new original works by around 100 local artists will be exhibited, with the majority being available for purchase.

This annual exhibition of new original art in the Cambridge area offers visitors the opportunity to view and buy art, across a broad range of genres, created by both professional and amateur artists.

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 an annual fee of £12.  Friends Application Form.

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2018 Spring Exhibition at the Pitt Building, Cambridge.

The Society’s annual spring exhibition was held for the third successive year in two large ground floor rooms of the Pitt Building, Trumpington Street, Cambridge. 430 artworks were exhibited by 132 artists from the Cambridge region. The artworks displayed were all chosen by selection and included paintings in a variety of media, fine art prints and sculptures. There was also a large, colourful array of greeting cards and many unframed paintings and prints available for visitors to browse. Once again, the exhibition proved very popular and attracted great praise from the visitors who numbered over one thousand during the course of the week. Many commented upon the high standard and appreciation of the great diversity of media, styles and genres was reflected in good sales figures. The Society was very pleased to welcome 17 talented artists as new members and we hope they will enjoy a long, fruitful association.

Fading Memories John GloverThe most popular work, chosen by visitors, was a beautiful and moving portrait in oil, Fading Memories, by John Glover. It is no surprise that John’s perceptive portraiture has frequently received the popular vote.

The raffle prize, a £50.00 voucher towards an artwork and valid for the next 3 exhibitions, was won by Gillian Daynes. We hope that she will enjoy spending her prize at a future exhibition. The Society is grateful to the staff of the Pitt Building, who were extraordinarily helpful in every way and enabled our members to mount a successful exhibition in a first class venue.

The Society’s autumn exhibition will, once again, be held in the Leys School, Cambridge and will run from 20 – 27 October


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: 

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Upcoming Events
10 Week Painting and Drawing Course with John Glover Sep 20, 2018 - Nov 29, 2018 — Grantchester Village Hall CB3 9NF
Monthly Sunday Art Workshops in Hadstock Sep 30, 2018 - Nov 25, 2018 — Hadstock
Foxton Art Exhibition Nov 17, 2018 - Nov 18, 2018 — Foxton Village Hall
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A painting demonstration by Sonia Villiers - A local scene from Bishops Stortford Dec 06, 2018 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM — Bishops Stortford Art Society, Thorn Grove School, Bishops Stortford, CM23 5LD
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