Posted on Wed 17 Jul 2019
The UK Coloured Pencil Society is holding its 18th Annual Exhibition at The Station, Station Yard, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4LD, from Saturday 3rd August to Wednesday 4th September 2019. The exhibitions have been held in many different UK galleries over the years and this will the furthest north it has been.
This juried exhibition is a rare opportunity to see the very best in coloured pencil art from both UK and international artists from countries such as USA, Greece, Germany, Spain, Canada and India. There will be 80 pictures on show, covering many different subjects and styles, and most of them will be for sale. Workshops will be held throughout the exhibition – details on www.ukcps.org.uk/index.php/about-us/workshops.
An exceptional exhibition is expected, as the society held a very successful regional exhibition at The Station in 2015, and received some brilliant feedback:
“As co-ordinator of the gallery I just wanted to give you feedback on the wonderful exhibition that we have had of yours over the past two weeks. People have engaged massively with it and were really taken with the works. We hold a lot of exhibitions and most are well received but this was even more popular than usual. The general feedback from the public about the standard of work has been phenomenal and the staff who work in that area of the building said this morning that the public interaction over the last two weeks has been incredible. Thank you so much for choosing us as your venue and well done on a beautifully executed exhibition.”
The former Victorian railway station was closed 50 years ago, in 1969, and was redeveloped in 2007 by a group of volunteers. It is now home to a popular gallery space for exhibiting artists as well as award-winning artisan food producers and a three-screen cinema. The newly-refurbished café bar has a new outdoor seating area with views of Richmond Castle.
And Richmond itself is well worth a visit. The first of all Richmonds in the world, it is a beautiful Yorkshire Dales market town, with a Norman castle, Georgian architecture, a large cobbled market place and museums and monuments. Painters and poets past and present have been inspired by the fast-flowing River Swale and magnificent views and scenery. And with the added attraction of the UKCPS annual exhibition being held there for the first time, there is even more reason to visit!
The Blue Door, coloured pencil by Lesley Sharman
More details can be found on the following websites: