Monday, 28 April 2014

13th UKCPS Open Exhibition Award Winners

A full list of the winners is now available .

Many congratulations to all the winners and many thanks to all the UKCPS volunteers that put together a fabulous exhibition!

Sunday, 20 April 2014

South Wales Group

UKCPS Member Steve Evans has set up a new group meeting at his studio in Port Talbot once a month. So far there are 3 members meeting up, including Steve, sharing tips, sharing materials and just feeding off each others' experiences and knowledge, but they would very much love to have others join them. If you are interested in joining them, please email Steve at

If you would like to highlight your own group please don't hesistate to send the blogmaster an email with details. These kind of groups are a wonderful way to work with other artists and expand your knowledge and creativity.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Ken Bromley Art Supplies

Ken Bromley Art Supplies are offering online shoppers a £5.00 discount on orders over £50.00 this week using the online code EBH5. Fill your baskets!

Saturday, 12 April 2014

EAC Over 60s Competition

The 2014 EAC Over 60s Art Awards are now open for entries. This is the annual competition's 20th year inviting entries from amateur artists over 60 working in all mediums. There are prizes for beginner and more experienced artists in a range of categories. The deadline for entries is 6th June 2014, with a prize-giving ceremony at the House of Lords October 8th 2014.

For full details please visit

 If you would like hard copy A4 posters and/or postal entry forms, please contact -  Margaret Millington - EAC Art Awards volunteer

Friday, 11 April 2014

Birmingham Exhibition Arrangements

Full details on the arrangements for your pictures going to the Birmingham Exhibition -

Delivery -
Delivery is between 10am and 12pm on Sunday 27th April. We will be hanging the exhibition ourselves, so if you are bringing your work, you are welcome to stay on and help with the hanging process. Power screwdrivers would be very useful!  Please attach a label to the back of your picture (s) with your name and the name of the picture to make it easier for us to identify everything during the hanging process. 

Collection -
Collection day and time for unsold pictures has been set by the gallery, so we need to stick to their request. Collection is between 5pm and 6pm on Saturday May 10th.They will close at 6pm, so if you are collecting, please make sure you arrive before that.
I have been told that there is a fee of £40 per day if the pictures are left behind and collected later. I believe a couple of you have been told £10. I am not sure which is the correct amount at present, but you maybe should be prepared to pay £40 if you can't make other arrangements.

Return postage -
This is something we are offering to do this year because of the very narrow collection window.  Returns will be sent by Parcel Force (Royal Mail), so please make sure any packaging you use is robust and sturdy to avoid damage to your picture.
If you are bringing your own picture and then require it posted back, please leave your packaging with one of the volunteers on hanging day. If we have no packaging, we cannot return your work. Please include a large self-addressed label for us to use to return the picture.
I cannot give you a cost for returning your work until we have actually posted them. You will be contacted by Liz, our treasurer for repayment once we have posted the pictures.

Sold pictures -
I will be contacting the gallery two days before the end of the exhibition to find out about any sales. This will enable me to let you know whether you actually need to travel to Birmingham to pick up your work. I am hoping the gallery will let us know of any sales as they happen, but just in case, I will do the above.

Please remember that we are all volunteers and are doing this to help out you, our members. So we are grateful for you taking the time to make sure you read this and follow the instructions. It will make our efforts so much easier - thank you.

Finally - if you don't let UKCPS know what you are doing with your picture and it is still left at the end of the collection hour, it will be left at the gallery. It's your own responsibility to make arrangements to get your picture home.

Good luck everyone with the final push to get your pictures down to Birmingham and thank you to all volunteers for their massive effort in getting everything done.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Great Art Postcard Competition

Design your own postcard and enter here.

You may use your own support cut to the size stated.

Good Luck!

Monday, 7 April 2014

Image Frames

UKCPS members can now get a 15% discount on orders £30.00 and over through the above online framing company. The discount code is UKCPS and can be entered in the voucher code box/promotional code box on the last page of the shopping checkout process before the final order value is confirmed.

Just to put you in the picture.


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