Cambridge Drawing Society
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.