18th September – 21st November 2021

We are proud to announce that The Lake Artists Society will be holding their 2021 exhibition at The Gallery, Rheged. We have been collaborating over the last few months with the gallery administrators in the creation of an exciting exhibition which will be a definitive moment in the Society’s history.

It is 25 years since The Friends of the Lake Artists (FOLAS) was initiated so this exhibition will also be a celebration of the support this group of patrons and art lovers has offered the society for a quarter of a century.

We are really looking forward to coming together to show as a society again after all these months and we are especially pleased to involve nonmembers as part of the show. Our prizes will again be sponsored by generous Cumbrian Companies.

So roll on September and we look forward to seeing wonderful new work and lots of art loving visitors.

We welcome you to the Lake Artists Society, founded in 1904 by artist W.G.Collingwood who was also secretary to the well known John Ruskin, of Coniston.

Our present elected membership is limited to 45 artists residing in Cumbria, including the English Lake District, the Northern Pennines, and the Cumbrian Dales.

The Summer Exhibition, held in Grasmere Hall, is on for 6 weeks, attracting thousands of visitors every year. We encourage non-members to exhibit their paintings and sculpture with us. Awards are given by local business sponsors and presented to artists of merit. Exhibiting with us can lead to elected membership.

President: Kevin Chester
Vice-President: Rachel Gibson
*Council Elect:
Danny Clahane
Fiona Clucas
Graham Twyford

*The Council changes every year

To find out more about the society and its exhibitions contact the secretary Carol Lansberry