This is a members only exhibition. This year was the first time that work chosen was selected by ballot - with the first 24 selected from the ballot being shown. This means that it reflects, much more than our main exhibition, the range of abilities within the Society, from beginners to professionals. In this exhibition, pictures can be pure coloured pencil, or may use other media as long as coloured pencils are the main medium.
We now have photos of the exhibition courtesy of Sylvia Richards, the wife of Dave Richards who organised the hanging at the weekend! I'm sure you will agree it looks splendid.
The Long Wall
The Short Wall
Judging was delayed so we're waiting to hear who are the prizewinners are and I'll be posting again about the artwork which won prizes - and who created it - as soon as we have the names.
The online exhibition is also now available
How to visit the Cumberland Pencil Museum
Derwent have a page on their website which gives information for visitors
This is a Google Maps link to The Cumberland Pencil Museum. For the very first time, courtesy of StreetView we can now see what the turn in the road looks like and the signs to look out for to visit the Southey Works, home of the Cumberland Pencil Museum (when approached from the south east - see below)
Given the tragic events which occurred elsewhere in Cumbria yesterday, I'd like to add a note of support for all the wonderful people who live and work in Cumbria and do their utmost to promote the peace and beauty of the very special place which is the Lake District and Cumbria.
Let's show our support, not just for coloured pencils and Derwent who host this exhibition for us, but also for Cumbria in general by making a point of visiting this wonderful area, museum and exhibition if we can during June.