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Cambridge Drawing Society 2017 Autumn Exhibition - The Leys School, Cambridge.

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The Society will be holding it's annual Autumn exhibition at the Leys School in Cambridge, from Sunday 22nd October to Saturday 28th October 2017.

A mix of around 100 professional and amateur member artists will be exhibiting work, which will feature a diverse range of works including paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures. There will also be a large selection of cards for sale. 

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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2017 Spring Exhibition at the Pitt Building, Cambridge.

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. 

Matriarch and BabyAs 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.


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
Autumn Exhibition 2017 - The Leys School Oct 22, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 — The Leys School, Fen Causeway, Cambridge CB2 7AD
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
Watercolour Workshop with Chris Lockwood - 12th Nov. 2017 Nov 12, 2017 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM — Grantchester Village Hall CB3 9NF
Cambridge Open Art Exhibition Nov 17, 2017 - Nov 19, 2017 — Swavesey Village College, Gibralter Lane, Swavesey, Cambridgeshire CB24 4RS
Fully Booked.... Portraits in Charcoal from Photographs - A Workshop with Andy Dakin - Sunday 10th December 2017 Dec 10, 2017 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM — Grantchester Village Hall CB3 9NF
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